Why Choose Us

Experience the Dr. Guelff Difference

Why Choose Thumbs UpDr. Steven Guelff has one mission — to create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients that will be valued for a lifetime. We are proud of what we do, and understand that a great smile improves self-esteem and changes people’s lives forever.

Dr. Guelff has 20 fabulous reasons that make his office the premier orthodontic practice in Highlands County. This Terrific 20 includes:

1. Location
With 3 convenient locations in Sebring, Lake Placid and Avon Park, we are open 5 days a week with convenient office hours. Our office is the only full-time orthodontic practice in Highlands County. We are available when you need us, because we live here!

2. Experience
Dr. Guelff has over 20 years of orthodontic experience and has created thousands of beautiful smiles in central Florida. Our practice is limited to braces and Invisalign®. Judgment, skill and training count!

3. Commitment To Quality
Every member of our experienced, talented and fully certified orthodontic team has the power and commitment to make things right in our office. We are a bilingual office, offering ease of communication with all patients. We are proud of what we do!

4. Patient Centered
Sensitive to all patients’ unique needs and expectations, we want you to know that we work for you. We promise to treat you as family members. “It’s all about you.”

5. Affordability
“Dr. G” offers a no fee initial consultation and affordable interest free payment options to fit all budgets. We offer in-house financing and paid-in-full discounts, and accept all major credit cards, debit cards and flex spending cards. We make braces affordable!

6. Ease Of Payment
We accept direct insurance payment from all insurance plans. We participate with CIGNA, Delta and School Board insurance, and have CareCredit available. We also offer automatic withdrawal payments from credit or debit cards.

7. Trusted By Parents – Loved By Kids
Dr. Guelff cares deeply about every patient, and personally places and removes all braces. “Dr. G” works on every patient at each visit, and all patients and parents have the chance to chat with “Dr. G” on each visit. Parents are welcome to watch all procedures.

8. No Referral Necessary
No dentist? No problem! Dr. Guelff will help you find a dentist for your entire family based on your location, dental needs and insurance.

9. In-House Orthodontic Laboratory
For customized retainers, we offer numerous retainer options, available the same day when necessary. We create mind-blowing custom design in retainers, with each one a work of art.

10. Understanding What Is Needed
Dr. Guelff works closely with your general dentist and other dental specialists. We encourage routine dental care, as well as good oral hygiene while in braces. Practicing general dentistry before becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Guelff understands what your general dentist is doing as well as the complexities of restorative dentistry.

11. Innovative & Creative
We offer leading edge orthodontic care, including digital x-rays and impression free 3D digital imaging with the iTero® Element scanner. Dr. Guelff’s office is the only practice in Highlands County that offers iTero® technology.

12. Service Above Self
Each and every member of our team is all about creating smiles, changing lives, community involvement and making Highlands County the best it can be. Dr. Guelff is a past member of the Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club, former Lake Placid High School varsity football coach and an original board member of South Florida State College’s Dental Assisting program.

13. Individualized Treatment Plans
We give all patients treatment options. We “inform before we perform,” with no surprises, hassles or stress. Dr. Guelff will always tell you what he’s going to do, how long it will take, and how much it will cost before any treatment is started.

14. Commitment To The Community’s Needs
We provide treatment for children, teens and adults – and the “G” Team is deeply involved in the care and support of our youths. Dr. G is the creator the Super Senior Student Scholarship, Partners in Education and the Smiles 4 Ever Foundation. In addition, he is a supporting participant in the Alex Barajas Foundation, Lindsey’s Wish, and Smiles For A Lifetime Foundation.

15. Safety & Comfort
We are dedicated to providing all patients a positive orthodontic experience with the highest level of sterilization in dentistry – a whole new level of protection for all of our patients. Additionally, every member of our orthodontic team is fully certified.

16. Satisfaction With Your New Smile
Our warranty to you is our commitment to your satisfaction. We offer free retainer checks for one year. We want you to love your new smile.

17. Respect For Your Time
We understand that you are busy, and promise Sudden Service® at your initial exam. You will be seen within 3 minutes of your arrival. We offer all initial appointments within 5 business days and convenient online patient registration. We run “on schedule” so that you can too!

18. Continuing Education. A perpetual student, with continuing proficiency and excellence in orthodontics, Dr. Guelff participates in numerous dental and orthodontic study clubs. Dr. Guelff has completed thousands of hours of continuing education over the past 20 years, and is a certified continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Dentistry.

19. Aesthetics
We want you to look good! Dr. Guelff has a full range of aesthetic braces, offering  3M Clarity clear ceramic braces, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®.

20. Complimentary Initial Exams
We offer a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, smile, jaw joint, bite and profile at your initial exam. Call us now at (863) 382-2108 to set up your complimentary consultation. There is no fee to see Dr. G!

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