To provide high-quality, affordable treatment in a caring environment with an emphasis on customer service and patient satisfaction.
Our Practice Philosophy
Focus on customer service:
Personal Approach – At Schumacher Orthodontics every patient is a member of our family and we pride ourselves on getting to know everyone who comes into our office on a personal level. Dr. Schumacher prefers an intimate practice where he can give each patient his complete attention and thus provide the best orthodontic result possible.
Scheduling – We offer flexible scheduling and have allowed time for our office to be open early one morning and late one evening every week in an effort to accommodate to the demanding schedules of today's families.
Financing – Making a commitment to orthodontic treatment can be a substantial investment. We will work with you to create a payment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Focus on Health – We work directly with your other professionals in the dental and medical community to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care possible. We constantly send updates to area dentists who have patients being treated in our clinic so that each member of the team can be utilized to make your treatment a success!
When you arrive at Schumacher Orthodontics, you'll find ample parking and plenty of places to sit in our reception room. We also have a game room with Nintendo Wii's and Sony Playstations where our patients can test their skills before they are seen. Parents can grab a complimentary cup of coffee or bottle of water while they wait. There is also a designated reception area where younger siblings can entertain themselves… even if they are not quite ready for braces yet!
All digital office – We utilize the latest digital imaging devices to minimize exposure to X-ray radiation and to provide parents and patients with a clearer understanding of treatment. Our Mac-based computer system allows us to quickly and efficiently access relevant information without the need for paper charts.
Lasers – A soft tissue laser can be used to remove gum tissue overlying a tooth that has not yet erupted. In the past this would have caused a delay in treatment, but with laser dentistry the problem can be taken care of in just a few minutes. The tissues heal quickly without bleeding and best of all the procedure requires no injection!
Mini-implants – These tiny little devices can be placed into the bone in certain situations as an adjunct to normal orthodontic treatment. Recent advances in mini-implants have allowed orthodontists to accomplish treatment that would otherwise have been impossible. Just like lasers, mini-implants can usually be used without the need for local anesthetic.