What Distinguishes Our Torrance Orthodontist
Our Commitment to Patient Care & Innovation
Friendliness is the most obvious thing you will immediately see. Punctuality is also something we work hard to achieve by being nearly on time so you’re not spending a long time in the waiting room. Our treatments are usually aimed at keeping all your teeth when it’s feasible rather than removing teeth.
Dr. Eckhart has over 400 active patients, of whom 38 percent are adults (older than 18 years). Fifty percent of the patients finish treatment in 22 months or less. Seventy percent of the patients finish in 30 months or less. Eighty-five percent of the patients finish in 36 months or less. Nearly all the patients finish in 42 months or less. The longer treatment times may be related to complicated treatments, infrequent keeping of appointments, excessive breakage of braces or insufficient wearing of appliances or elastics.
We do not use any headgear which is a harness-type device extending around the neck.
If we need to correct an overbite, we use temporary non-removable devices inside the mouth to assure success without having to depend on the patient’s memory or cooperation. These devices do not affect speech, nor do they provoke any teasing from schoolmates, yet they work 24 hours per day.
If we need to widen the jaws, we do so with automatic devices which do not require a parent to turn any screws inside the child’s mouth.
We have been certified by the ValueStar rating company after ValueStar surveyed 200 of our patients in the year 2000. The survey showed that 93% of our patients were extremely satisfied with our service and would recommend us to their friends.
We are proud to have been an Invisalign Elite Premier Provider, with over 2,000 persons treated with Invisalign. Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth using a series of aligners rather than conventional brackets and bands. This alternative is perfect for qualifying patients who would rather not wear braces. We have also been among a select few Invisalign Teen providers, focusing on helping teenagers align their teeth without braces.
Eckhart Bucks is a reward program in which you can earn Eckhart Bucks towards some great prizes on display in the glass case in the reception area, or gift certificates from popular stores.
You can earn bucks by:
- Keeping your teeth perfectly clean
- Completing a job of wearing elastics
- Being patient if we make you wait too long
- Getting braces on or off
- Referring non-family members to us
You can redeem your Eckhart Bucks for books, gift cards, gas cards, movie tickets, software, guitar lessons, iPods or you name it, and we will get it for you!
To speak with our helpful Torrance orthodontist staff, contact us at (310) 341-4001.