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    Two Convenient Locations in
    Independence Blue Springs

    We respect your time. That's why we have two locations in the Kansas City metro area. We have a larger office in Independence right off the highway, plus a second location in Blue Springs!

    FAQ

    Let's answer some questions

    Have questions about orthodontics? We've got all the answers you need.

    Why should you go to a board-certified orthodontist?

    Orthodontists focus solely on creating beautiful, healthy smiles. It's what Dr. Blackburn does all day, every day. Dr. Blackburn is a board-certified orthodontist -- a recognition of his ability and commitment to helping you meet your goals for straighter teeth and better health.

    How long does it take to straighten teeth?

    It all depends on your jaw structure and teeth, but with our custom treatment plans, the average orthodontic treatment time is usually between 18-20 months.

    How much does treatment cost?

    Today more than ever, bills, subscription services and commitments make the cost of life challenging for families. At Blackburn and Elrod Orthodontics, we believe you should decide what works best for you financially. With our finance options you get to choose 1) the number of months you want to pay for your braces or Invisalign and 2) the amount of your initial down payment. These two decisions will determine your monthly payment amount. We don't want finances to stand in the way of your perfect smile, so visit our office in Independence or Blue Springs for a free consultation.

    Do braces hurt?

    The idea that it hurts to get braces is a belief that remains from the "good 'ol days." Things have changed! Today's orthodontics include lots of innovations to help with your comfort. Come for your free consultation and we'll answer any questions you have about orthodontic treatment.

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