Alaska Braces



114 Minnie St., Suite B , Fairbanks, AK 99701

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New Patients

We look forward to meeting you on your first visit to our dental offices in Fairbanks, AK. During this time, we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your orthodontic treatment. We understand that each patient’s orthodontic treatment is different, and we promise to give you the personal attention you deserve. Your first orthodontic visit will consist of an examination and discussion of potential treatment options. This important visit will address your needs to determine the proper time to begin treatment.

After we have evaluated your records, we conduct a treatment consultation to explain all aspects of your treatment in detail. We will provide a complete clinical diagnosis regarding the nature of the problem, a written summary of findings and a detailed plan that outlines your treatment, goals and estimated fees. We encourage questions from both patients and parents, and we provide ample time to answer your questions.

Military Discounts

Ask about our discounts for military families and individuals.


Your scheduled appointment time is reserved specifically for you. We request 24-hour notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, and we appreciate your cooperation. Please be aware that if you miss two appointments without notifying us 24 hours in advance, you may be charged an additional fee.


We’re committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

We participate in nearly all dental insurance plans, and if your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. We are eager to help you receive the maximum benefit from your plan. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Insurance policies vary, so we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action.

Once treatment has started, we will file your claims. To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire. Please remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If your benefits change during the course of treatment, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges. We currently accept the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • CAQH-Solutions
  • Connection-GEHA
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • MODA- Delta Dental
  • Primera Blue Cross
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia-Tricare

Financial Assistance

An affordable orthodontist and North Pole dentist who provides exceptional care can be hard to find. We want to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a flexible monthly payment plan for orthodontic care. However, some people choose to pay the full amount in advance to take advantage of the significant savings that results when billing and bookkeeping costs are eliminated. We also offer discounts for military personnel and multiple family members undergoing treatment together. In addition, we accept payments by Visa and MasterCard.

If you have any questions about financing or payment, please ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.

Patient Forms*

To help us with your chart, please print and complete these forms and bring them with you to your first appointment.

Health History

  • Consent Form
  • Credit Card Authorization
  • Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Patient Records Release Authorization
  • How Did You Find Us?

*These forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader already installed on your computer, click the Adobe logo to download.

Helpful Links

American Board of Orthodontics
The world’s oldest organization for orthodontists.

American Association of Orthodontists
The world’s largest organization for orthodontists.

Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Learn more about the market’s leading clear aligner.

Clarity Braces

Clarity™ ceramic braces may be used whenever metal braces are appropriate for treatment. While Clarity ceramic braces are strong like metal, they come off easily at the end of treatment. You can wear Clarity braces even if you participate in sports. Clarity aesthetic braces are the clear alternative to metal braces. An attractive translucent appearance and comfortable design gives you all the self-confidence you need to face each day with a smile.

Discover your child’s best smile — and yours — with orthodontic braces at Alaska Braces. Call 907-457-7878 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Fairbanks, College, Fox, Ester, Chena, North Pole and neighboring communities.


My son went in for a consultation and I was pleasantly surprised with how helpful and kind everyone was. He was nervous, but the woman we saw made him smile and loosen up. We decided to go with Dr. Hobson after seeing how understanding and caring his staff was and considering the fact he does interest free payments, I can now afford braces for my son!.
~Christina M

Dr. Henry placed a TAD for me to help fix my overbite and had originally planned to place more but moved right in the middle of my treatment. So my treatment plan changed when Dr. Hobson came in and he decided the TADS would not work well enough for my condition and teeth removal was needed. Since I had already been given a quote from Dr. Henry, Dr. Hobson completely covered the difference in cost to have my teeth pulled! He went above and beyond in making a unfortunate change, easy!.

Smiles are the greatest asset of your personality. Showing off your new smile is a great way to improve your self-esteem.

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