Linda D. from Auburn, CA (Source: Yelp)
I went into Ulrich Orthodontics to get a second opinion on whether or not I should have braces. I am 57 years old and over the years I have developed a slight gap between my two front teeth ( it is important for you to know that I am very vain and probably other people haven’t noticed it because I still get a lot of compliments on my smile). My bottom teeth are slightly crowded, but it has never bothered me because it isn’t noticeable when I smile. The first orthodontist that I visited told me that it would cost $5450 and would take about 18 months to get my teeth straight with Invisalign braces. I decided to get a second opinion. I then went in and met Dr. Bruce Ulrich and his son, Dr. Beau Ulrich. They spent a lot of time with me and explained that to get my teeth the way that they would want, would mean that some teeth would have to be pulled and it would take about two years with real braces with bands. You need to know that they do both Invisalign and regular braces and that they were recommended to me because of “their beautiful results.” They gave me a very detailed explanation and said that they would be happy to do either type of braces, if that is what I wanted, but they felt that cosmetic dentistry might be a better option for me. They felt it would be less expensive, invasive and time consuming. They told me that I could have my teeth bonded and a small piece of plastic would be placed in gap and that I could have this done at my regular dentist. I wrote this today after my office visit because I was so impressed by the integrity of this father and son team that I wanted other people to know as well.