Great Expressions Dental Care — stay away from these con-artists
In December 2009 I started seeing the Fantastic Expressions orthodontic center becuase I needed braces desperatly. They are the only orthodontic center within 300 miles of my house covered by United Concodordia (hmmm…I wonder why) so I had to go there. On my first visit they were very nice and acted like they knew all about orthodontics (they are all con artists, don't believe them about anything). On my second visit, wich was "records day" i had to get molds and such. They have made 14 mistakes since then (currently its July '10). Here is the list of all the mistakes they have made: 1. they used a mold that was too huge for my mouth so rather then the typical 15 seconds for the goo to dry it took 2 minutes, or peer gaging. 2. I had the slightest cross bite and it didn't bother me at all, and you couldnt tell at all because it was on my molars really far back. I got an expander and they accidently said 28 cranks instead of the 8 extra ones so I finished up having a huge overbite on both sides of my mouth, and on the right side of my mouth my molars dont touch the top molars are sooo far over. 3. while putting in my expander she meant to be putting a sealer on my teeth, but on "accident" the fresh out of dental school orthodontist smothered adhesive all over 3 of my teeth before she realized it wasn't sealer. 4. while putting on my braces she place one of the brackets on incorrect (because they constantly sing to the radio while working on your teeth) place one of the brackets on incorrect and had to pull it off and place it back on, then 5 months later the bracket came off and now she's calling it "breakage" and charging me for it. 5. when putting colors on my braces, she forgot the bottom right side of my mouth so i had no colors on 5 teeth so the wire wouldnt stay in and it kept comming out. i had my mom call in shortly after to say that and the manager (Rose) said that it was "no biggie" and "would probably be fixed next appointment if they had time". 6. They sent in the incorrect design for the expander so they had to sightly numb my mouth and cut two arms of metal off my expander while it was still in my mouth. 4 months later and im still in pain with cuts on my pallete from then cutting. I could easily go on with this list forever. My advice is to STAY AWAY FROM THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE CON ARTISTS AND TRICK YOUR PARENTS INTO THINKING THAT THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!!! THEY DON'T!! THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO JUST GET YOUR CASH!! (AND THE MAJORITY OF THE EVIL CON STUFF THEY DO IS EXTREMLY PAINFUL). my dad will not let me sWITCH orthodontists so i have to live with their crappy JOB and con artist ways but if you have options NEVER EVEN RECKON ABOUT DIALING THEIR PHONE NUMBER!!! I looked on google images for a picturre of the expander I have, and it doesn't exsist any where else but the weird factory they get them from… STAY AWAY!!