Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Irving, TX

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At Daily Smiles MacArthur Dental and Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to feel confident that they’ve made the right choice when deciding to visit us – that’s why our experienced dentists and knowledgeable team members are always here to address your questions and concerns! Below, you’ll find several of our most popular FAQs and their answers in one convenient location. If the information you were hoping to find isn’t here, feel free to contact our team so that we can discuss your questions directly.

Do you refer out for dental implant placement?

Dr. Rafiq Hirji has additional training and expertise specific to dental implant placement and restoration, allowing him to complete the entire process in-office. This includes the surgical implant placement, which other providers may have to refer out for. When you choose our team at Daily Smiles MacArthur Dental and Orthodontics, you can stick with the same, trusted team that you started your treatment with throughout the entire process.

What ages does your dental practice see?

Our practice’s doors are open to the whole family, ages 6 months to 99 years old! From when your child gets their very first baby tooth to when your parent needs a full denture to improve their eating habits, our dentist offers the personalized services everyone needs to maintain great oral health and happiness throughout the years.

Does my child need braces?

We strongly recommend that all children undergo an orthodontic consultation at seven years old or earlier so that our team can diagnose the concerns as soon as possible. Orthodontic treatment can correct a wide variety of functional and aesthetic dental concerns, including a misaligned bite, overcrowded teeth, noticeable spacing, and more. If braces may be beneficial to your child, our team will inform you right away.

I want to straighten my teeth, but I don’t want to wear metal braces. Is there another option?

Yes! In addition to traditional orthodontics, our practice also offers Invisalign®. Invisalign treatment uses a series of aligners instead of brackets and wires, and these aligners are very clear and comfortable – in fact, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. They’re also removable, which allows patients to keep enjoying their favorite foods and practice the same oral hygiene routine.

Going to the dentist makes me/my child feel scared and anxious. Can you help?

Of course. The Daily Smiles MacArthur Dental and Orthodontics team is very familiar with dental phobia, which is why patient comfort is always one of our top priorities during visits. We offer multiple sedation dentistry techniques with varying degrees of intensity so that the best fit can be determined for children and adults in need. This type of care will calm frazzled nerves and help patients feel truly at ease throughout their appointments.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Absolutely. Please contact us here in Irving, TX right away if you’re experiencing a serious dental injury or pain! Our team will find time to see you or your loved one right away.

Do you take my dental insurance?

Daily Smiles MacArthur Dental and Orthodontics is in-network with all PPO dental insurance plans, so the answer is a resounding yes. Bring along your insurance card and/or informational documents to your first appointment, and we’ll help you take full advantage of the available benefits.

Are you a dentist who takes Medicaid?

We do! Our team members are very familiar with Medicaid coverage and which services are covered or not covered. We will be happy to review all of this information with families and then arrange care as needed to ensure that everyone’s smiles are at their best. Visit our new patients page to learn more about our available financial options.