Frequently Asked Questions

1. What services does Bala Smiles offer?

Bala Smiles specializes in orthodontic care, offering a range of services including clear and metal braces, clear aligners (Invisalign), removable and fixed retainers, tooth whitening, and other advanced treatments to help you achieve a confident and beautiful smile.

2. How do I schedule an appointment?

Scheduling an appointment with Bala Smiles is easy! You may call our office at 512-892-5511 or use our online appointment request form. Our friendly team will assist you in finding a convenient time for your initial visit.

3. What happens during the initial consultation?

Your first visit is complimentary, and involves a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Bala. This includes a thorough examination, discussion of your orthodontic goals, and the exploration of personalized treatment options. Advanced technology, such as digital impressions and 3D imaging, may be utilized for precise diagnosis and treatment planning.

4. Does Bala Smiles accept insurance?

Yes, we work with a variety of insurance plans. Our knowledgeable team will assist in verifying your coverage, maximizing your benefits, and filing your insurance claim. We also offer flexible financing options to make orthodontic care accessible.

5. How long does orthodontic treatment typically take?

At Bala Smiles, we aim to make your orthodontic journey as efficient as possible. Treatment duration varies based on individual needs. Dr. Bala will provide a personalized estimate during your consultation. Factors such as complexity of the case and chosen treatment modality influence the timeline.

6. Are aligners (Invisalign) a suitable option for everyone?

Aligners are an effective option for many orthodontic cases, but suitability depends on individual factors. Dr. Bala has spent a significant amount of time enhancing his craft of aligner treatment. He will assess your unique situation during the consultation and discuss whether Invisalign is the right choice for you.

7. Are there age restrictions for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is not limited by age! At Bala Smiles, we provide care for patients of all ages, from young children to adults. It’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

8. How can I access and fill out patient forms?

Patient forms can be conveniently accessed through our website. Visit the Patient Forms section, complete the necessary information, and submit the forms online before your appointment to expedite the check-in process.

9. What safety measures does Bala Smiles have in place?

Your safety is our priority. Bala Smiles adheres to rigorous infection control and sterilization protocols. We maintain a clean and sanitized environment, and our team follows the latest guidelines to ensure a safe orthodontic experience.

10. How can I contact Bala Smiles?

Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have! You can call our office at 512-892-5511, send an email to, or use the contact form on our website. Our team is here to assist you and provide any additional information you may need.