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About Hook Orthodontics
Hook Orthodontics is Hawaii’s premier provider of orthodontic services, serving patients at three separate Oahu locations. At Hook Ortho, we are proud to offer our patients a broad range of services, including braces, elastics, retainers, and Invisalign®, among many others. We also specialize in providing age-appropriate orthodontic treatment; we serve children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Stevens and his team have been practicing on Oahu for more than twenty-five years. They look forward to giving you and your family the compassionate, expert care our patients have come to associate with the Hook Orthodontics name. If you are looking for top-quality, affordable orthodontic care on Oahu, reach out to Dr. Stevens online today or by calling 808.261.4696.
It’s Time For A Second Opinion
September 9, 2019
1) Pretty simple. I don’t believe or like what I’m hearing. Heck, you may not like what I’m telling you. I was the fifth opinion once. The first four suggested a $4000 procedure, I recommended extracting a primary tooth only. It worked. 2) The fees are too high. Higher does not mean better. 3) Be careful of a hard sell. 4) Most eight year old’s do not need treatment. 5) If you do Phase I treatment, your child probably won’t need orthodontic treatment, Phase II) later, or it may be…
All Transfers Welcomed At Hook Orthodontics
March 14, 2019
Why are we the most respected orthodontic practice in Hawaii for over 25 years? We have always practiced “The Golden Rule” or the principle of treating others as one’s self would wish to be treated. Our fees are thousands less. All transfers are accepted with reasonable fees. We have been trained in all orthodontic appliances, including Damon and Invisalign. Call for a consultation, you’ll be glad you did. Please read the two articles by Dr. Peter Greco, Editor for Ethics…
Your Eight Year Old Does Not Need Braces
December 20th, 2018
You better think real hard and/or get a second opinion before you pay $4,000 and commit 1-2 years for Phase I treatment, then do it all over when all the permanent teeth come in. This Phase II will cost $5,000+. Total cost approximately $12,000. That would commit a parent to take your child to the orthodontist for 3-5 years. That’s about 50 appointments. Both parents and kids would be burned out when the REAL treatment is started. No thanks. None of my four children had Phase I…
Dear Dr. Stevens,
Several months ago, I came to you with my son and daughter for our evaluation regarding braces for them both. My daughter was ready to proceed, but I found out that we would be in our window of moving off the island toward the end of her treatment, so we opted to wait until our next location. My son had a referral to an orthodontist because he was 9 years old, had a supernumerary tooth that had been pulled and his front tooth was not coming down despite the fact that it had been over a year.
Our pediatric dentist had referred us to another orthodontist, but I brought him to you due to your good reviews and proximity to our home. I’m so thankful that we did. You looked at his X-ray and said that the only thing he needed was the nearest baby tooth removed because it was blocking the front tooth from descending. You wrote a referral back to the pediatric dentist telling him to remove the tooth.
Upon receiving the referral, at the appointment to remove the tooth, I was asked why I went with you instead of the orthodontist that he referred me to, and was told that although you believed the tooth would come down without braces and chains attached to pull it, he was doubtful of your prediction. He also highly suggested I come back in and have the gum lasered to accelerate the descent, before reconsidering another orthodontist. I declined the laser cutting of his gum, and instead just waited to see what would happen.
My son has two beautiful front teeth now. His tooth fully came down as you predicted, and since we will be moving soon I feel obliged to let you know how it all turned out, and how impressed I was with your candor. You could have sold us braces, attached chains to the tooth, and dragged this process out as invasively and financially expensive as possible, and I wouldn’t have been the wiser. Instead, you honestly gave us the least invasive and cost-effective treatment, all at our first consultation. Your diagnosis and treatment recommendation were openly questioned by my pediatric dentist, however, you were correct.
Your honesty means so much to me as a mom, and I feel obliged to share my experience with you for other parents in my position. Thank you. After two pediatric dentists and two oral surgeons telling me that they did not believe that tooth would come down without chains attached, you proved them all wrong, and for that, you have my sincere gratitude.
PS. Your receptionist is very sweet as well.