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Frequently Asked Questions

At Orbit Dental, patient education is extremely important to us. We’ve found that the more a patient knows about their dental health and their care options, the healthier their smile usually is! That’s why, below, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions we receive every day. We’re always happy to talk to you, so if you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, be sure to give us a call!

How often should I get a checkup and cleaning?

Dr. Lankupalli recommends that people of all ages should receive at least two checkups and cleanings each year. This is the best way for a patient to ensure that a small problem doesn’t have the chance to turn into a big one, plus these services can prevent many minor issues from developing in the first place!

Can I bring my child to Orbit Dental?

Yes! From toddlers to teenagers and everyone in between, any growing smiles you might have at home are always welcome to our dental office. Our entire team has a lot of experience working with children, so we’ll be able to provide exactly what your little one needs to achieve a strong and healthy smile.

How should I replace my missing teeth?

While this answer is always different for each patient based on their particular needs, in most cases, Dr. Lankupalli would highly recommend dental implants first. In short, they are the most advanced and reliable tooth replacement available today, and unlike other practices in Garland, we can actually complete the entire procedure ourselves, saving you from having to visit multiple dental offices. To learn if you’d be a good candidate for this treatment, contact us today.

I want to straighten my teeth, but I don’t want metal braces. Are there other options?

Yes! With Invisalign, we can effectively correct crowded and spaced teeth using nearly invisible aligners that seamlessly blend into the smile. Or, with Six Month Smiles, we can focus on only moving the teeth that show in the front, helping them shift much more quickly compared to regular braces. Both of these options are excellent for adults because they are fast, reliable, and very discreet-looking. Which one would be best for you? Contact us today to learn more.

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

While there are plenty of whitening treatments available at the store, most of them are woefully underpowered, meaning they can’t deliver the kind of noticeable results people actually want. If you’re looking to make your teeth dramatically whiter, we can provide exactly what you need with Zoom! Whitening. It uses a powerful bleaching gel in combination with a special low-UV light to eliminate stubborn dental stains in just an hour or less . And, if you’re a new patient at Orbit Dental, you can even get a FREE whitening treatment at the end of your first visit! To learn more, contact us today.

Can you help with a dental emergency?

Yes! Whether you’re dealing with a painful toothache or broken/knocked-out tooth, the team at Orbit Dental is ready and able to help. Just give us a call, and we’ll provide first-aid tips over the phone and schedule a visit to see you as soon as possible—preferably the same day!

Will you accept my insurance?

Yes. Orbit Dental is in-network with all PPO dental insurance plans, and we can work with Medicaid and CHIP plans as well. To learn how we can use your insurance to help you save at your next visit, give us a call today.