Searching for a Unique Orthodontist in Alpharetta that Will Value Your Child? Welcome to Hiser Orthodontics 2.0Most orthodontic websites talk about technology. They talk about how their braces are somehow better than the guy's down the street. They talk about more treatment options than you probably care to listen to.
You won't hear that from me.
In fact, I'm here to tell you that if you're shopping around looking for the best braces...you're wasting your time. All orthodontists in the Alpharetta area use the same materials, have similar skill sets, and can put braces on your child."
That's not what makes us unique.
What makes Hiser Orthodontics 2.0 unique is that our team genuinely cares about you and your child. We treat kids and parents like the valuable human beings that they are; not as just another number or dollar sign.
We understand that while getting braces may not be a “big deal” in the grand scheme of things, it is a VERY big deal for you, and more importantly for your child.
The problem is that some practices treat your child like a number, and treat you like an inconvenience. Dr. Hiser is a dad too! So he knows what it's like to want the best technology AND a staff that makes you - the parent - comfortable along the way.
At our office, your son or daughter will be treated with the same level of love and compassion that I would give to my very own son (his name is Jake) if he were sitting in the treatment chair.
This is my pledge to you. It’s a promise that I’m making to you today.
Our team will be with you and your child on this journey from day one, all the way until the day their braces are removed...and we’ll celebrate!
Welcome to Hiser Orthodontics 2.0; where kids are valued, moms and dads have an opinion, and where the entire team cares about building your child’s self-esteem up, by showing them we care.
- Doug Hiser
Alpharetta Orthodontist Reviews What are Patients Saying?
The atmosphere in his office is so welcoming, it's as if they're all one big family and once you become a patient you become a part of their family. Dr. Hiser made sure he explained everything to me and the reasons behind every decision that was made with my braces. I often get complimented on what a nice smile I have and I have Dr. Hiser and his team to thank for that. I would highly recommend his office over any other!
They were always quick getting me back to see me and to check to see if everything was okay. They are friendly and care about you, they are like my second family. I always had questions and they would answer them for me every time even though I was annoying probably and my family loves Hiser both my siblings and I went there for braces we wouldn't have had it any other way. I actually miss going there and seeing everybody
To say that we are excited for Dr. Hiser to open his new office is an understatement! Dr. Hiser and his team strive to connect with you and your family at every visit. From your very first consult to your very last appointment you will be very pleased that you chose Hiser 2.0 for your orthodontic treatment!
Dr. Hiser without a doubt makes a Doctor-patient relationship from start to finish! Dr. Hiser is a great and honest orthodontist! Stepping right in the door you have a warm welcome from the friendliest and caring office staff. I thank Doctor Hiser for giving me my beautiful smile!
Hiser 2.0 is amazing! Both of my girls and I have had the same great experience. They have a special way of setting you at ease while demonstrating expertise in the field of Ortho. Their staff is second to none and Dr. Hiser is professional and down to earth. I would recommend Hiser 2.0 to patients of all ages needing Ortho care. You truly feel valued and more like family than a patient!
What We Believe
Superior Performance: We provide a positive and pleasant experience with each patient while focusing on exceptional orthodontic care
Servant: We are all the best version of ourselves while serving others
Grace: We have created a unique culture to exemplify grace in every interaction
Simplicity: We strive to be clear and concise in your experience with us
Relationships: We thrive on making our patients, their families and our community feel like they are part of our Hiser Orthodontic Family
Orthodontic Answers for Parents (What You Really Want to Know)
No, they will not. The space available for the front teeth does not increase as you grow. In most people, after the permanent molars erupt, the space available for the front teeth decreases with age.
If you or your child can potentially benefit from orthodontic treatment, simply call our office or send us an e-mail. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you. When you call to schedule your appointment, our front office staff will request some basic information from you.
Upon arriving, each patient will be asked for the new patient forms and insurance card. The doctor will then complete a thorough clinical exam. Additional information, such as X-rays or photographs, may be needed for proper diagnosis.
Here are five essential questions that we will cover during the initial examination: • Is there an orthodontic problem, and if so, what is it? • What must be done to correct the problem? • How long will the treatment take to complete? • How much will the treatment cost?
Removing teeth is sometimes required to achieve the best orthodontic result. Straight teeth and a balanced facial profile are the goal of orthodontics. However, because new technology has provided advanced orthodontic procedures, removing teeth is not always necessary for orthodontic treatment.
Treatment time obviously depends on each patient’s specific orthodontic problem. In general, treatment time lasts from 8 months to 30 months. The “average” time frame a person is in braces is approximately 18-24 months.
It is impossible to give an exact cost for treatment until we have examined you. We will cover the exact cost and financial options during the initial examination. We have several financing options available to accommodate your needs, and we will review these with you. We will also review your insurance policy and help to maximize your benefit and file your claims.
Appointments are scheduled according to each patient’s needs. Most patients in braces will be seen every 6 to 10 weeks. If there are specific situations that require more frequent monitoring, we will schedule appointments accordingly.
Unfortunately, we cannot schedule all appointments for students during after-school hours. However, because most appointments are scheduled 6 to 10 weeks apart, most patients will miss minimal school due to their orthodontic treatments. We will, however, make a sincere effort to meet your scheduling needs.
Yes. We understand your busy schedule, and we are happy to help you make the most of your time. On some occasions, we may request to speak with a parent when they return, so we ask that parents check in with their patient manager before dropping off their child
Generally, braces do not “hurt.” After certain visits, teeth may be sore for a few days. In these situations, pain medications such as Advil or Tylenol will ease the discomfort. However, after most visits, patients do not feel any soreness at all! We often remind our patients, “It does not have to hurt to work!”
Yes. There is no reason you cannot return to school the same day.
No. Shots are not necessary in orthodontic treatment.
Yes. We recommend a mouth guard for all sports.
Yes! Regular checkups with your family dentist are important while in braces. Your family dentist will determine the intervals between cleaning appointments while you are in braces.
Yes. Once treatment begins, we will explain the complete instructions and provide a comprehensive list of foods to avoid. Some of those foods include: ice, hard candy, raw vegetables and all sticky foods (i.e. caramel and taffy). You can avoid most emergency appointments to repair broken or damaged braces by carefully following our instructions.
Patients should brush their teeth at least four times each day – after each meal and before going to bed. We will show each patient how to floss their teeth with braces and may also provide a prescription for a special fluoride, if necessary.
Yes. Some orthodontic problems are significant enough to require early intervention. However, if a patient is not yet ready for treatment, we will follow that patient’s growth and development until the time is right for treatment to begin.
Phase One treatment, if necessary, is usually initiated on children between the ages of 7 and 10. Phase One treatment usually lasts about 6-18 months. The primary objective for Phase One treatment is to address significant problems to prevent them from becoming more severe and to improve self-esteem and self-image.
It is best to assume that your child will need full braces even after Phase One treatment. The period following Phase One treatment is called the “resting period,” during which growth and tooth eruption are closely monitored. Throughout this period, parents and patients will be kept informed of future treatment recommendations.
At the completion of the initial examination, we will determine whether a patient will need an expander.
A surprising percentage of our patients are adults. In fact, 25 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults. Health, happiness and self-esteem are vitally important to adults. No patient is “too old” to wear braces!
Yes. A tooth with a crown will move just like a tooth with a simple filling. When teeth are missing, orthodontic treatment will aid in the alignment of the remaining teeth.
Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment. It is important that the treatment be appropriate and properly completed. Orthodontic specialists have extensive and specialized training that enables them to provide their patients with professional, personalized treatments.