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Hickman Orthodontics Welcoming Back Patients

April 29th, 2020

Dear Patients of Hickman Orthodontics,

We are happy to welcome you back to the office starting 04.27.2020 as we reopen under the guidelines of the governor’s office. Hygiene and safety have always been a priority at our office and we will be taking additional measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff during this time. 

Here are a few of our current in office changes and guidelines:

  • Any patient experiencing flu-like symptoms or fever, feeling sick or that has been exposed to anyone suspected to have been exposed to COVID-19, please reschedule your appointment and please do not enter the office.
  • When coming in for an appointment, we ask that you wait at our door for one of our staff members to come check you in for your appointment. Parents/Guardians will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and sign a consent form then return to their car. We will take your temperature and have you wash your hands before bringing you directly to the treatment area.
  • For new patients under 18, one parent may accompany the patient into the office. 
  • Our tooth brushing stations are closed for now. Please brush your teeth thoroughly before coming to your appointment.
  • For additional safety, we have installed an RGF Air Purification System. The REME HALO is proactive and sends ionized aggressive advanced oxidizers into the room to destroy pollutants at the source, in the air and on surfaces, before they can reach our patients and staff.

Finally, for your convenience and safety, we will continue to offer virtual appointments for exams, observations appointments and retainer checks.

Our staff and patients are our family, and we are doing everything we can to keep our family safe. We thank you for your understanding and patience and look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Dr. Todd Hickman at Hickman Orthodontics

 

We're going virtual!

March 27th, 2020

Dear Patients of Hickman Orthodontics,

In order to ensure the safety of our patients, our team and the community at large during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are adapting the way that we provide orthodontic treatment. What this means for you:

  • Regular appointments for our existing orthodontic patients will be done virtually, by videoconference (either FaceTime or Skype)
  • All new consultations will be conducted virtually! If you or a family member have been considering orthodontics - we will meet you where you are.
    Simply click here to start: https://bit.ly/2UpNPA1
  • We will implement curbside pick-up for additional aligners 
  • Our office will be in contact with all Invisalign patients in order to supply them necessary trays
  • For all emergencies, please call (317) 888-7807

We will reach out shortly if you have an upcoming appointment to discuss the best option for your family. 

Please know that we remain committed to the importance of your healthcare, comfort and safety. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, and will communicate further based on the expert advice of government departments, public health authorities and healthcare professionals.

We promise to keep you updated through this dynamic situation, and we look forward to continuing to make you smile!

Yours virtually,

Dr. Todd Hickman

The Top Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Invisalign Treatment with an Orthodontist - By Dr. Todd Hickman

February 25th, 2020

It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and there’s no question that Invisalign is a front-runner. You can enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening while continuing to eat the foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally for better oral health and minimize office visits. The choice is clear!

However, you might wonder why it’s necessary to see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment. Here are the top reasons why only an orthodontist should treat you or your teen:

You only want to do this once. Do it right.

Everyone knows an orthodontist’s goals are straight teeth and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. 

Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.

You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of the problem. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of the issue and solve it in a way that is healthy and sustainable-- for an attractive smile and a lasting result. 

Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.

Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how it relates to the face and future growth changes and take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.  

Orthodontists are specialists.

After our dental school education, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. We practice orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result.

For more information about how Invisalign can give you the healthy smile you’ve always wanted, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Todd Hickman, please give us a call at our convenient Indianapolis, IN office at (317) 888-7807 or book a consultation by clicking below.

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February 24th, 2020

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