We went to Dr. Holt for a number of years too....until we realized how expensive he is compared to everyone else (I think you are paying extra for the tubes and the kid friendly tv's, etc). If your kids are afraid of the dentist then maybe it will be worth it.
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Plus, I really don't agree with some of their methods. They like for all kids to get all the extras they can (like nitrous oxide for one, even if they don't need it) to increase their billing. (these amounts were way over and above what dental insurance covers)
Plus, buyer beware, they are connected to the orthodontist that shares the same office. My word of warning...get a 2nd opinion from another
orthodontist as soon as the dentist refers you to the orthodontist.
Their plan is good. The orthodontist does a preliminary exam (free) and some follow up visits (free) until they feel is the correct time to start the braces. Then when they decide it is time to begin the braces process, they hit you with the visit where they tell you that if you sign on the dotted line today (and today only), you can save 10% on the total bill. Braces are very expensive and this is a
pretty big discount---for me the discount was over $500. That day I had been in their office for almost 2.5 hours and it definitely felt orchestrated. The work that they did was acceptable but their sign on the dotted line process definitely left a bad taste in my mouth.