We are a unique orthodontic practice in Ocala, Florida. Providing top-notch care in a whimsical environment, we cater specifically to young people (ages 7-25). Do you wish this was your braces experience?

How does Dr. Jones Make A Smile?

Smile Making Process

Your First Visit

At your first visit, everything is free. You’ll receive a complimentary x-ray, and Dr. Jones will perform a comprehensive examination. (Kids, there will be NO sharp pointy things. We’ll just count and look at your teeth… promise!) As a forewarning to those who have never met him, Dr. Jones can be very silly, so be prepared.

If Dr. Jones recommends treatment, and you choose to proceed, the next step will be getting pictures of your teeth (so that we can have “before and after” photos).

Office hours: Mon-Thur 8:00a-12:00p & 1:30-5:00p

Braces Go On

Now it’s time to have your braces put on! This process takes between one and two hours, and it does not hurt. However, that evening when your teeth start moving you will feel some pressure or tightness. At day three or four this will begin to improve (we’ll give you some tips on how to manage your discomfort), and after two to three weeks the braces will hardly impact your life at all.

Regular Appointments

Regular appointments are about 20-30 minutes in length. At first, your appointments will be six to eight weeks apart. Toward the end of treatment, appointments may be scheduled three to four weeks apart as we make small adjustments to perfect your smile.

Office hours: Mon-Thur 8:00a-12:00p & 1:30-5:00p

Braces Come Off

Before you know it, it will be time to get your braces off! You won’t believe how incredible your smile looks and feels. Congratulations; you did it!

But wait, I have questions!

Common Questions

Some of the insurances for which we are providers are: Delta Dental Premier Plus, Florida Combined, Cigna PPO, Ameritas, Guardian, MetLife, Principal, United Healthcare PPO, Dentemax, UniCare, GEHA, Lincoln, Eagles, and Standard. Other plans are also accepted, so please ask us if you don’t see yours in that list. If we are not providers for your insurance plan, we are happy to file the claim and handle any questions from the insurance company. We are NOT providers for HMOs or discount cards.

Unfortunately, we are not providers for Medicaid, Medicare, CMS, or Florida Kid Care. If you have one of these insurances and would like to be seen at our office, we are more than happy to see you, however please be aware that all expenses will be out of pocket for you. We do offer payment plans, but if you are looking to have your braces covered by a Medicaid-affiliated insurance, we recommend you call the orthodontic residency clinic at the University of Florida (at Shands Hospital). Their telephone number is 352-273-5700.

Braces can cost anywhere from two thousand to six thousand dollars, depending on the difficulty of the case and estimated treatment time.

Yes! We offer interest-free payment plans, and we accept Care Credit. (Also, we offer a discount for payment in full.)

We do not. You will need to see your general dentist for those services. It IS important to maintain your regular cleaning schedule while in braces.

Our specialty is metal braces with the band colors of your choice (so get creative!). We also offer gold, or, for the upper teeth only, ceramic. (Ceramic has less metal than regular braces, but you can’t get colors with it.)

We do not. Dr. Jones feels that braces achieve superior results, so he has limited his practice to that.

The process of applying braces doesn’t hurt. However, that evening when your teeth start moving you will feel some pressure and tightness. Don’t worry, we’ll give you some tips on how to manage your discomfort. By day three or four you’ll notice a definite improvement in how you feel, and after two to three weeks the braces will hardly impact your life at all.

Generally, unless your dentist has noticed something in particular, nine or ten is a good age for the first orthodontic exam. Usually, Dr. Jones doesn’t recommend braces at that first visit. Every now and then, however, Dr. Jones will recommend two phases of treatment: one around age 8-10 and one around age 12-14.