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Office Orientation


Getting Started

Before braces are placed, patients must visit a dentist for an exam and have any necessary fillings. Patients should visit the dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning. Before each orthodontic appointment, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth. Prepasted toothbrushes are provided in the office.


Our staff makes every effort to accommodate emergencies and broken brackets in a timely manner. In order to help us continue to schedule efficiently, 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment.

Dr. Sturrup is in the Longview office on Monday and Tuesday and in the Tyler office on Wednesday and Thursday.

Longview office hours

Monday and Tuesday 7:15am-4:30pm
Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm

Closed on Fridays

Tyler office hours

Wednesday and Thursday 7:15am- 4:30pm

Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm

Closed on Fridays


Treatment Time

Treatment may last from 18 to 34 months, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Appointments are typically scheduled from 10 to 12 weeks apart. Your cooperation in keeping scheduled orthodontic appointments, maintaining proper hygiene and taking care of your braces may allow you to finish your orthodontic treatment early.


Written correspondence is given to our patients during most appointments. Please make sure that you receive and review any pertinent information.

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