LT ortho office is located on the 11th floor of the Chase Bank building located on the northeast corner of Hywy 75 and Beltline Road, in Richardson, TX. There is also a link to Google Maps to provide directions from all locations.
Hours and Scheduling Guidelines
We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8 am-5 pm and 7 am-4 pm on Tuesday. If you cannot keep an appointment, kindly notify us 24 hours in advance.
Your first visit with us is complimentary! Before you arrive at our office, we ask that you please complete our online forms or print and fill out our forms and bring them with you.
At this preliminary examination, we will typically begin by taking a diagnostic panoramic X-ray, followed by the doctor’s orthodontic exam to assess and discuss your particular orthodontic needs and define a plan of treatment, if needed. If treatment is indicated, we will determine and discuss with you the fees and approximate length of treatment. If you desire to proceed, we will finish the remaining diagnostic records (cephalometric X-ray, study models, intra-oral and facial photographs) at this same visit.
For more complex cases, or for cases in which there may be more that one option of treatment*, an additional consultation appointment may be recommended, generally a week or two after the orthodontic records are taken.
*When more than one option of treatment is presented, we will discuss the pros and cons of each option, what outcome to expect, and any difference in fees. While we always desire that our patents opt for the most ideal or comprehensive plan, we are sensitive to individual circumstances and concerns and will customize a plan for you accordingly.
***The above three steps are just a general outline. For instance, some of the three appointments may be combined if time allows and you are ready to move forward. As you can see, getting started requires a good foundation to help ensure a great outcome!
***We also understand that there may be more than one option for each patient’s condition, especially for adult patients in need of multi-disciplinary care. While we always encourage the most comprehensive plan, we are sensitive to individual circumstances and concerns. If there are multiple options, we hope to educate you about each choice, discussing the pros and cons and what can be expected in the future.
Insurance and Financial Policies
A beautiful smile and a healthy bite is an investment that will last a lifetime. The cost of treatment varies for each patient and is based on severity, age, and length of treatment. We offer a variety of payment options, after establishing the fee for services.
We are sensitive to individual circumstances and attempt to work with each family or individual on a case-by-case basis. There is a discount for payment in full at the beginning of treatment. Though, most choose to place an initial down payment and then pay the balance in monthly payments. There are no fees or interest charges associated with our payment plans. We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.
We accept and encourage insurance. To ensure you receive the maximum benefit to which you are entitled, we handle the filing of claims. Additionally, we will accept the assignment directly from your insurance carrier.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Rodney P. Lewis, DDS, MS, PA
Dr. Lewis, a native Texan, was born and raised in Canyon. He attended West Texas A & M University where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. Dr. Lewis completed a four-year Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. While at Baylor he was granted membership into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, and graduated second in a class of 86. His post-doctoral education includes two years of orthodontic specialty training at Baylor, where he earned a specialist’s Certificate of Orthodontics in 2000. His Masters of Science degree focused on the study of the function of the lower jaw. Afterward, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics published his results. Dr. Lewis has maintained a private practice specializing in orthodontics in Richardson since 2000 and Wylie since 2007. A board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Lewis completed the American Board of Orthodontics examination in 2012, afterward awarded diplomate status with the ABO.
Meet the Staff
Our staff of highly trained clinical technicians and administrative personnel have over 150 years of cumulative experience in orthodontics. A team of “people specialists,” we are here to serve you any way that we can. We take a personal approach to orthodontic treatment because we see it as a time of shaping lives, not simply teeth.
Mike joined our team in January 2020. He has over 26 years of adult and pediatric patient care experience. He loves to problem solve and help our patients to achieve a seamless experience at our office. He loves to hike and spend time in nature in his spare time. He is an animal advocate and currently working on his Non-Fiction book. Our patients love his organizational skills and patient advocacy. Mike was instrumental to create the PACU for the pediatric oncology unit at Texas Oncology in Dallas. Please feel free to reach out to him for any questions or concerns.
Nancy loves to learn the latest advancements in dental care and orthodontics and is happy to bring her eighteen years of experience to our assisting team! Originally from Brownsville, Nancy makes her home in Richardson and loves our great team environment and state-of-the-art facility. Quick to laugh and smile, Nancy strives to provide each of her patients with the best possible care and also help them on their path to creating a terrific smile!
Erica has been with our team since 2009. She is truly wonderful with patients and their families and always goes above and beyond what is expected in her line of duties. Her clinical and organizational skills make her an invaluable member of our team. She loves to spend time with her family and travel abroad. She has a beautiful 3-year-old son and loves to work with kids. Her warm and friendly touch always helps new patients through their orthodontic journey.
Amairany who goes by Amy is a native Texan. She was born in El Paso but soon after she moved to Dallas at an early age. Currently, she is working as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant at Dr. Lewis’s office. Amy has a passion for working and helping people. To Amy, continuous care has a new meaning. She guides and educates her patients about their orthodontic journey and always follows up with them. We are so lucky to have Amy on our team.