As one of the top orthodontists serving Lafayette, Dr. Prentice works with patients to provide them a full treatment plan to fit any pace, schedule, and budget. Starting with the first visit, Dr. Prentice completes an in-depth evaluation of your overall mouth’s health, which includes an assessment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and facial balance, as well as a normal assessment of gum health, tooth health, bite, and needed corrections.
Learn More About Prentice Orthodontics
Our practice is state-of-the-art practice, featuring a digital scanner that shows digitized before and after pictures of a patient’s smile. We’ve been around since 2006 and take pride in knowing we are helping patients achieve their ideal smile or level of oral health. We love to provide thorough, personalized care to both adults and children. Get in touch with us to learn more.
Why is Prentice so Different?
- No cost consultation
- Various, advanced treatments
- Various, fast payments
- We get your best price from insurance providers
- We have a blog and FAQ for educational purposes
- We can be contacted anytime via phone, email or voicemail
- We host you in our easy-to-access, very comfortable office
- We make appointments so simple to schedule
- We use text, voicemail, email and phone calls to schedule appointments
Getting to Know Our Doctor
Want to know your best choice of orthodontist near Lafayette? Meet Dr. Ricarda Prentice. She practiced as a dentist for three years before heading to the University of Alberta and Creighton University to earn her Master’s Degree, Doctorate Degree. As a caring member of her community, she always wants to provide amazing treatment, using a passionate, holistic approach to orthodonture. She can fix a patient’s medical and aesthetic issues, changing their entire state of mind and well-being. Find your best self with Dr. Ricarda Prentice right away.
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Our Staff Welcomes You
Prentice Orthodontics’ staff will make you smile wide with its level of personalized care. Registered Assistants make our treatment team complete, while customer service gurus comprise our office staff. You’ll get great results. Yes, treatment can be a major change. We make it simple. We make it comfortable. So, please, contact us today.
What the Press Has to Say
Reviews and Testimonials
Personalized care and positive attitudes are what keep patients coming back again and again to Prentice. Google and Yelp reviews are one thing, but we have lovely, illuminating testimonials from our patients for you to read, right here.
The Right Orthodontist
All orthodontists must evaluate all of your issues, treat you well, in a timely fashion. Great orthodontists, like Dr. Ricarda Prentice, will get you the best price, will cure major oral problems, like underbite, crossbite, deep bite, open bite, crowding, spacing and protrusion, and work to fix aesthetic issues. Dr. Ricarda believes that great smiles build the confidence that is necessary to go after your dreams. That’s why she will go above and beyond to give you the smile you deserve, no matter what. At Prentice, our top priority is making you comfortable while fixing your oral health issues.
Treatment Individualized for Your Needs
Depending on your needs, your Lafayette orthodontist, Dr. Prentice, will guide you through the process after your initial evaluation to assist in scheduling and timing of treatments as well as an overall timeline, payment options, as well as work with you to determine what can be covered by your insurance. During the process, we welcome any questions and are happy to explain elements of your treatment.
Explore Treatment Options
Is your child in need of orthodontic work and you are not sure where to start? Generally, the best way to proceed through your treatment plan will begin with the initial evaluation. We offer a free consultation to get you started. After that point, you may want to explore the options available to you and determine what might work best for your child’s needs. There may be special considerations such as sensitivities or allergies to certain materials, so something like clear adjusters could be preferable compared to traditional braces. Another option would be something fairly new and revolutionary – In-Ovation C or R. These braces are easier to use for your orthodontist, but they also allow for quicker treatment and a comfortable process along the way.
Planning A First Visit
With all of our new patients, we welcome questions to help you understand the process of treatment and gain a clearer idea of expectations during your first visit. Dr. Prentice encourages patients to ask questions and review some of the resources we provide to help make you feel more confident in our approach to your care, including common problems you may encounter, how to best clean and care for your teeth, as well as some foods to avoid while undergoing treatment. By becoming aware of these resources, you can be better prepared and know what to expect from your treatment plan.
Let Our Team Be Your Guide
Your comfort is our priority — from consultation to installation to maintenance to after care. Dr. Prentice and her team are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process from start to finish. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care and treatment for you or your child. Get started today by filling out our appointment request, or contact us now with your questions!