Frequently asked questions
We accept and file all major insurance plans, and we are more than happy to assist you with any paperwork necessary or to answer any questions that you may have regarding insurance benefits.
If you’re not sure if we’re in your network or if you have questions regarding your benefits, call our office, and our well-trained staff can find out for you.
We have flexible in-office financing that includes no interest. We accept Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.
Dr. Getman and the American Association of Orthodontists recommend an orthodontic screening for every child at 7 years of age in order to catch the sort of developmental problems that complicate treatment at later ages.
Depending on the kind of orthodontic help your child needs, we can fit your child with a wide variety of braces that call less attention to their treatment – and more attention to their individual sense of style and fun – including:
- Colorful braces
- Removable retainers
- Invisalign® First –clear, removable aligners & appliances for kids
- Invisalign® Teen – clear, removable aligners
Getman Orthodontics proudly provides treatment with Invisalign First, Invisalign Teen, and Braces to the residents of Germantown, Collierville, Cordova, East Memphis, Rossville, Fisherville, Gallaway, Hickory Withe, Rosemark, Brunswick, Lakeland, Oakland, Somerville and Arlington TN. To schedule an appointment contact Getman Orthodontics today.
Are you reluctant to smile for pictures? Does your smile hold you back at work? In your love life? Dr. Getman can give you a plan to create a life-changing smile that will give you the confidence to live your best life.
Schedule your free consultation to find out which orthodontic treatment is best for you. Getman Orthodontics proudly provides treatment with Invisalign and braces for adults from Germantown, Collierville, Cordova, East Memphis, Rossville, Fisherville, Gallaway, Hickory Withe, Rosemark, Brunswick, Lakeland, Oakland, Somerville and Arlington, TN.
When it comes to Invisalign, every teen in Tennessee should know the basics of this convenient, affordable option. At Getman Orthodontics, we help parents and teens alike deal with the normal struggles of adolescence, helping to give young people greater confidence in their appearance through straighter, more beautiful smiles. We help adolescents and adults alike develop the pride and self-confidence that comes in having healthy, attractive teeth.
For decades, American teenagers have come to dread the need for metal braces, hiding crooked and unattractive smiles that could be corrected with a minimum of effort, and often carrying a level of self-consciousness about their teeth into their adult years. At Getman Orthodontics, we focus on treating misaligned and crooked teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. Instead, patients are given clear, invisible aligners that help to shift teeth into position, but which can be removed to allow you to eat and drink freely. Nobody will know at first glance that you have braces, but they will be able to see your straighter and more beautiful smile at the end of your treatment.
If you’re a parent and are considering Invisalign for your teen, you should know that Getman Orthodontics is your one stop solution for all the information you need regarding this revolutionary new system. Invisalign is convenient, affordable, virtually pain-free, and provides your teen with an attractive smile and more positive self-image.
Invisalign can improve the smiles of teens with crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowded teeth or teeth that are spaced too far apart. If you think that Invisalign may be right for you then talk to your parents and make an appointment today! For adults we also offer Invisalign.
Getman Orthodontics provides quality orthodontic treatment to patients in Germantown, Collierville, Cordova, East Memphis, Rossville, Fisherville, Gallaway, Hickory Withe, Rosemark, Brunswick, Lakeland, Oakland, Somerville and Arlington, TN.
No goop. No gag. No worries!
At Getman Orthodontics, we take pride in offering our patients the latest and greatest orthodontic technology available. The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.
- It’s comfortable:
- No more gooey mess
- Breathe and swallow as you normally would
- No unpleasant taste or smell
- It’s fast:
- View 3D scans onscreen immediately
- Faster delivery times of your personalized Invisalign treatment plan
- It’s accurate:
- Allows for a precise fit of Invisalign clear aligners and retainers
- Eliminates the need to retake impressions
- It’s comfortable:
True orthodontic emergencies are actually quite rare, but if they occur, Getman Orthodontics is here to help. Don’t hesitate to text us at 901-589-4225 with a photo of the issue if you experience severe pain, or a problem with an appliance that you can’t take care of yourself.
Yes, we did say problems that you can’t take care of yourself. You actually can take care of many of the common problems you might experience during treatment at home!
Food caught between teeth
If you have food stuck between your teeth, don’t worry. This can easily be fixed by carefully using a piece of floss. You can also use an interproximal brush or toothpick.
Lost wires or ligatures
If you lose a wire, notify your parents to contact us so we can advise you on next steps. If a rubber ligature does happen to come off, you may be able to replace it using sterile tweezers. If a wire ligature gets loose, you can actually remove it with sterile tweezers. If a wire ligature is poking out, but not loose, you may be able to bend it back down using a q-tip or pencil eraser. This will help alleviate irritation caused by the wire.
Discomfort and soreness
Many patients do experience discomfort for one or two days after getting their braces put on. Don’t worry, this is normal, and should subside in a short period of time. Irritated gums can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with warm salt-water mouthwash.
As your mouth gets accustomed to the braces, you may experience some discomfort in your lips, cheeks, and gums. You can put wax on your braces in order to lessen this discomfort.
During your orthodontic treatment, you will have to modify your diet in order to make sure food doesn’t damage your appliances. But, don’t worry, you’ll be back to eating all your favorite foods before you know it! As a good rule of thumb, if it is chewy, hard, or sticky, you will probably want to stay away from eating it.
Foods to avoid with braces
- Hard food – nuts, hard candies
- Chewy food – bagels, licorice
- Sticky food – gum, chewing candies
- Crunch food – popcorn, chips, ice
- Food you bite into – apples, corn on the cob
All foods are fair game during Invisalign® treatment. We do have one rule, however. If you’re wearing your trays, you must avoid sugary beverages. Feel free to drink water with your trays in though.
The following foods are safe to eat with braces:
- Peanut Butter
- Dairy – soft cheese, pudding
- Breads – pancakes, muffins without nuts
- Grains – soft rice, pasta
- Meat, Poultry, Seafood
- Vegetables – most cooked veggies
- Fruit – bananas, cut peaches
If you have any questions about whether something is safe or unsafe to eat while wearing your braces, feel free to contact our office. Our staff is here to help you get the most out of your orthodontic treatment.
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