Why Choose Us?
Warm and welcoming practice
Dr. Herrmann and his staff’s goal is to make you and your child feel right at home, and part of this means having an office that caters to your total comfort. Rick Herrmann Orthodontics features a warmly appointed reception area with several oversized plasma HDTVs, complimentary coffee bar. We provide fun video games for kids in an arcade-style room. You’ll relax in a spacious open-bay treatment area that features comfortable chairs and TVs for your viewing pleasure. The treatment area also has an 18-foot TV wall! It’s a high-tech, glamorous office that you’re sure to enjoy.
The latest advances in orthodontics
Dr. Herrmann stays at the forefront of his field in order to bring you today’s most innovative technology and correction techniques.
SureSmile® digital orthodontic system — A high-tech robotic process fabricates your customized SureSmile archwire, which matches your treatment plan with pinpoint precision. Once placed, the archwire will move your teeth directly where they need to go. And because the archwire is made from a “shape-memory alloy” that works with body heat, it shortens treatment time. SureSmile also allows for fewer office visits and less discomfort.
Cosmetic clear self-ligating braces — These virtually invisible brackets feature a unique clip that holds a superelastic archwire in place, allowing it to slide freely back and forth with less friction. This results in greater patient comfort because there is less pressure on the teeth. Self-ligating braces align your teeth more quickly than traditional braces. They require fewer adjustments, which means your number of office visits will be reduced. Plus, our clear braces do not require elastics or O-rings, which often discolor over time.
Invisalign® — Invisalign is a revolutionary way of straightening teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign works through a series of clear comfortable aligners that you can remove whenever you eat, drink, brush or floss. Candidates for Invisalign include adults and mature teens.
Early orthodontic treatment — Many orthodontic problems are actually preventable if they’re caught early enough. That’s why children as young as age 7 should see an orthodontist, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Herrmann’s interceptive treatment methods can help reduce the need for extractions and/or costly surgical correction in the future.
Advanced sterilization procedures — Dr. Herrmann and his staff put your safety first by using sterilization methods that meet or exceed OSHA guidelines and are monitored weekly by the Baylor College of Dentistry.
Star Rewards program
To make orthodontic treatment fun, Dr. Herrmann offers the Star Rewards program. We’ll swipe your Star Rewards card each time you come in for your appointment and you will earn points for having clean teeth, not having loose or broken appliances and maintaining regular checkups and cleanings with your family dentist. You can then log onto our website and click on the Star Rewards icon and use your points to redeem exciting prizes online, including gift cards for iTunes, Nike, Target and more.
State-of-the-art orthodontic exams
Your care with Dr. Herrmann begins with a comprehensive orthodontic exam. His office is the first in the area to be equipped with an i-CAT 3-D digital imaging system, which produces 3-D images of the mouth, face and jaws. i-CAT scans typically take about 10 seconds and are very patient-friendly; you sit upright in an open environment during the scan. Dr. Herrmann’s diagnostic and treatment capabilities also include the SureSmile diagnostic imaging system, which he also introduced first to the area. i-CAT and SureSmile provide the information needed for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.
Flexible Financing Options
At Rick Herrmann Orthodontics, we understand that patients have different financial needs and often benefit from the flexible payment options that our orthodontic practices offer. Our flexible payment options ensure you and your family can afford the orthodontic care you need, with several options to work within your budget.