MYTH: Orthodontists run behind schedule and keep you waiting for your appointment.

FACT:  There can be orthodontic emergencies that change and slow the schedule. However, those should be few and far between.

OSL patients in Dover, DE can rely on us to see them at their appointment time IF

They arrive 5 mins before their appointment to brush their teeth, and then we’ll get started for their planned adjustment.

In fact, patients and parents frequently compliment us at OSL and appreciate our efforts to see them on time!  #betteratthelake #teamosl

IF our patients cannot arrive on time, then we ask them to communicate this change as soon as possible so we can find an appointment option to accommodate them.

A recent study of orthodontic patients showed that those patients with good oral hygiene and shorter treatment times had better attendance at appointments than those who did not brush well and/or who had longer treatment plans.*

So -if you’re a good brusher, and you are ready to start your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®, then call Team OSL at (302)672-7776, doverorthodontics.com



*Ref: “Factors affecting patients’ adherence to orthodontic appointments” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2016 Mar;149(3):319-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2015.07.040.

10 Reasons Orthodontics on Silver Lake is the Right Choice for You!

1. Orthodontics is a life-changing experience for children and adults, and we love seeing our patients get the results they want. Whether it’s through invisalign, teen invisalign, or traditional braces, we have tmom and daughter smilehe right option for you, with flexible payment options that can’t be beat!

2. Our patients are consistently seen on time, from your 1st appointment with us! Take the office tour, and see where you will start your treatment!

3. 98% of our patients finish their treatment on-time or early.

4. All of our OSL team members are certified and use proper infection control procedures. Frequent compliments we receive are that we are “very organized” and have a “very clean office.”

5. Dr. Steckel confirms with you when is the best time to start, and coordinates your care with your dentist. Dr. Steckel is the only local orthodontist serving the Camden, Dover, Smyrna and surrounding areas that practiced as a general dentist prior to specializing, and also has 20 years experience as an orthodontist to optimize your results.

6. “Smile Updates” – Dr. Steckel and the OSL team provide regular updates to keep you and your family informed of where you are on the road to your new smile.

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7. “Super Slide Day”- It’s our summer fun tradition, with great water activities, food, and super prizes! We also have contests every quarter to win great prizes like a skateboard!

8. The views from Silver lake!

9. Testimonial from Malia on January 22: “The most beautiful curve on your body is a smile (or even better a perfect one from Dr. Steckel).”

10. Convenient, flexible appointment scheduling! Call today at 302-672-7776 or fill out our convenient appointment request form on our website at doverorthodontics.com