Do you have questions about orthodontics? We've got the answers you need.
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.
Absolutely not! We care that you have the information needed to make this life changing decision, and we would never want an appointment fee to stand in the way of that. That's why your first visit is absolutely free.
We are so glad you are thinking about an appointment with us. At Blackburn and Elrod Orthodontics, we understand life is busy, so we keep the initial consultation to 50 minutes. With our technology and amazing team, we can get your treatment started on the consultation day, so keep that in mind when planning your visit.
The beauty of having the latest technology and the best team in the Kansas City metro area is that we can start your treatment the day of your first appointment, whether your plan involves braces or Invisalign.
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.
We love to see kids when they turn 7 years old. This allows us to create a thorough plan and, if needed, to intervene while the jaw and mouth are still growing.
Orthodontic treatment is useful to patients of just about all ages. Crooked teeth are difficult to live with at any age. We have had patients start treatment at 80 years old!