Because our practice offers so many new technologies, advanced techniques, and has the special ability to make a positive and healthy impact on people’s lives, it isn’t surprising that our guests have questions about the Admira Dentistry experience. We welcome curiosity and interest in what we are doing, and why and how we do it. You may want to know more about us and about the services we offer, so we have provided answers to many of the questions we commonly receive.

If any other questions should arise, please feel free to email us at info@www.admiradentistry.com or give us a call at our office – 904-733-9144


What is Admira?
Are X-Rays necessary?
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry
What is TMJ-TMD
What can we tell from the mouth?
What are some common signs of Gum Disease?
What is the importance of overall health, if I'm just here for dental work?
What is Periodontal Therapy?
What is CoTherapy for Total Health?
Do we replace silver fillings?
Do we use silver fillings?
What kind of toothbrush do you recommend?
What are the connections between oral health and the rest of your body?
What options do I have if I want to change my smile?
What are some alternative to flossing?

How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?

To maintain long-term dental health we recommend regularly scheduled cleanings and exams. With your permission, we will schedule your appointments with our hygienists before you leave our office and give you a reminder phone call, email notice, or text message shortly before your next dental appointment in our Jacksonville, Florida office.

How does Dr. Barton keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?

Since graduation from dental school, Dr. Barton has continued to stay up-to-date in dentistry, a field that is constantly changing. He and his smile design team believe it is vitally important to continue their education in many aspects of dentistry and general health care – from aesthetics to occlusion to CPR. At the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Barton has completed courses in advanced functional aesthetics, comprehensive aesthetic reconstruction, full-mouth reconstruction, coronoplasty, and neuromuscular dentistry. He is also a member of several local and national organizations where the advancement of effective care is a top priority.

Pursuit of excellence is mandatory in our practice. We view success as a journey, requiring constant growth and an openness to change. For this, we are rewarded with increased passion in our personal and professional lives.

What payment options do you provide?

We offer a variety of payment options including cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Please ask us about our VIP express checkout services.

We also offer:

Springstone Patient Financing
Springstone’s flexible payment plans give you something to smile about!

  • Convenient no interest plans available
  • Affordable fixed rates as low as 5.99%
  • No prepayment penalty for complete flexibility

You can see your potential monthly payment options right now. It’s easy to apply online or from our office. Just ask our front desk team for more information or visit Springstone at www.springstoneplan.com.

Do you accept referrals?

Yes. In fact, we consider your referral of a friend or family member our greatest compliment. Our pledge to you is that we will make you proud by providing great dental work in our Jacksonville, Florida office. We will do all we can to exceed their expectations and provide them with the level of dental care you have come to expect from us.

What makes you different than any other dental practice I can visit?

We believe healthy teeth are not a separate component of good health, but an integral part of the whole. Our focus is aesthetic dentistry using a neuromuscular approach, which results in a healthy, natural smile while establishing correct form and function. In 2004, Dr. Barton was awarded the Mastership certification in Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry. He was one of the first three dentists to earn the award and remains one of only eight recipients worldwide. The Mastership Award is a significant acknowledgement of Dr. Barton’s comprehensive expertise, clinical skill and artistic talent.

I really don't like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?

Your comfort is a top priority for us. For our guests who are nervous about their visit to the dentist, we offer nitrous oxide and other medications (when appropriate and as needed) for pain-free relaxation. We also offer DVD movies and headphones with a variety of music to help entertain and comfort you during your dental procedure.

I want my front teeth to look better, but I don't want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’re probably in for a few pleasant surprises. Traditional metal braces aren’t the only cure for crooked teeth anymore, especially for adults. For many adult guests, porcelain veneers can do wonders. The placement of porcelain veneers is a procedure that might take only two or three visits with instantaneous results. In addition, many guests may also be candidates for Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, customized aligners. An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about one year. Braces may require up to two years for comparable results. Call us for an appointment, and we will be happy to explain more.

What is smile analysis?

A smile analysis determines the proper aesthetic appearance of your smile with relationship to your facial symmetry, lip line and phonetics (speech patterns). Each person has unique criteria for a “perfect” smile, one that is proportional and flattering to the face and functions properly. Smile Analysis is an interactive process between you, members of our team and Dr. Barton. The process combines your wants and desires, diagnostic and imaging technology and Dr. Barton’s artistic eye to assess the most ideal solution for your unique smile.

What is smile design?

In effect, smile design is the application of smile analysis. It is the process of turning your true potential into reality. The highlight of smile design is experiencing the finished product. Watching our guests react to their new smiles when they first look in the mirror is exhilarating and, even for us, almost overwhelming. We see an immediate change in their confidence and their interaction with others. A beautiful, natural-looking smile that is comfortable and healthy is a truly powerful asset. When a clinical change so drastically and positively affects psychological and emotional components in a person, it confirms the reason many of us got involved in dentistry in the first place, which is to positively impact the lives of others.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the advanced way to straighten teeth and improve smiles. Using patented medical imaging technologies, Invisalign manufactures precision polymer aligners that rapidly straighten teeth.

Using a precise 3-dimensional analysis of your teeth and adjacent tissue, Invisalign crafts personalized aligners for a customized fit. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks and can be removed to eat, brush, floss and on special occasions. During wear, the teeth are gently moved to their ideal position. The length of the process depends on the specific situation and the results each person wants to achieve.

Why are straight teeth important?

Never underestimate the value of a powerful smile. It is not only beautiful, but first and foremost, it promotes optimal health:

  • Teeth that are straight and evenly spaced are easier to keep clean, leading to better oral health. Better oral health can reduce the incidence of heart disease, gastrointestinal disease and other health conditions.
  • Teeth that are properly aligned chew more efficiently, and that aids in proper digestion.
  • Teeth that are straight and properly aligned create a more perfect bite, and that avoids excessive stress, headaches and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.

The social benefits of a beautiful smile are also important:

  • Confidence – in job interviews, public speaking, and personal relationships.
  • Clearer speech – teeth play an important role in your ability to speak.
Why Invisalign?

When it comes to creating beautiful smiles, Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces.

Invisalign aligners:

Are clear – Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.

  • Stay clear – Invisalign aligners do not “cloud” during treatment.
  • Are hygienic – Invisalign aligners are easy to clean.
  • Are comfortable – Invisalign’s revolutionary manufacturing process ensures a precise, accurate fit.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?

If you have dental insurance that covers orthodontic treatment, Invisalign should qualify.

How else can I get help for Invisalign?

Many companies allow pre-tax contributions to be set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Orthodontic treatment is considered a qualified treatment that can be reimbursed using your FSA. Many doctors also offer flexible and affordable in-house payment plans.

Why should I choose Dr. Barton for my Orthodontic treatment?

Dr. Barton has had extensive training in the art and science of occlusion. Occlusion is the relationship between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed and their surfaces come in contact. Orthodontics is not just about creating straight teeth; it is also about establishing a healthy, long-lasting biting position for the teeth. Crooked teeth often result in excessive wear to teeth that can result in a variety of long-term problems. Dr. Barton understands the importance of function and aesthetics.

In addition, many people choose Dr. Barton for teeth straightening prior to proceeding with cosmetic veneers. His ability to establish proper bite positioning before making the final cosmetic enhancement significantly improves one’s chances of achieving the most natural-looking, long-lasting results.

At Admira Dentistry, your health and wellbeing are vitally important to us. We have gone the extra mile to exceed standard CDC safety precautions in the prevention of spreading COVID-19.