Adventure Orthodontics

7389 ID-33 Scenic, Victor, ID 83455
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Closes at 5:00pm
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Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 4:30pm
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Weve come to appreciate that a smile is so much more than straight teeth! One of the hardest things in choosing an orthodontist is finding one that has a treatment philosophy or pattern of beliefs that a patient/parent feels best serves their unique situation. These core beliefs guide an orthodontist in their treatment decisions.

At Adventure Orthodontics we believe that orthodontic care needs to accomplish three things. First, it must enhance the confidence our patient has with their smile. Second, treatment should improve a patients oral function and bite. Third, our treatment decisions must not negatively impact a patients overall health. In fact, our treatment should improve the patients overall health and continue to do so, even many years later.

With regard to orthodontic treatment, our core philosophy can be summed up as Airway First, Face-Focused. In Airway-Focused treatment, we believe that a persons ability to breathe comfortably should be considered first. Research is showing that orthodontic treatment can significantly impact the architecture of a patients airway. At Adventure Orthodontics we feel treatment should improve our patients ability to breathe. We are learning more and more about the detrimental effects of Sleep Apnea in adults AND children. Furthermore, research is showing that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) are becoming more common in pediatric-age patients. We also know that tongue position and jaw position play a major role in the obstruction of sleep apnea patients. Therefore, if we can improve our patients ability to breathe, even later in life, you better believe we are going to do it!!

In Face-Focused treatment, orthodontic techniques can be used to improve jaw position and support of the hard and soft tissues of the face. For example, in many orthodontic practices across the nation permanent tooth extractions during treatment is commonplace. However, we strongly feel this technique is over-used. Yes, it has its place, but we believe that creating more space for adult teeth is a better alternative. Why? When permanent teeth are extracted, support of the upper lip is lessened. It may not be readily obvious in a young patient, but years later (when the collagen is gone from youthful lips) those lips will be flatter without proper dental support. We havent heard of many people wanting flatter lips as they age. Also, when permanent teeth are removed, the orthodontist must then close the extraction space with braces. When these spaces are closed, the dental arches become more constricted. By constricting the dental arches, the tongue is robbed of its needed space! We know that the tongue can be a significant obstacle with regard to sleep apnea.

These core beliefs and our treatment philosophy force us to be better, more thorough providers for our patients, something we find incredibly rewarding. We want our patients smiles to be benefiting their lives long after we are gone. Thus, the ever-benefiting smile.

I want my patients to not only have straight teeth and a healthy, stable bite, but also a confident smile that lights up their face and reflects their unique personality. Orthodontics is my passion, and I love to see the changes that come not only in my patients smile, but also the changes that occur in their life as their confidence increases. I have loved moving back home to Southeast Idaho. Outside the office I love spending time with my four children and wife Kristi.

Adventure Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Victor, ID

Dr. McCord trained at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and completed his Doctorate of Dentistry and an additional Masters Degree in Oral Biology. He graduated at the top of his class with honors and served as Student Body President of the Dental School.

After Dental School, Dr. McCord went on to complete his orthodontic training at the University of Iowa, one of the top orthodontic programs in the nation. There he earned both a certificate in Orthodontics and a second Masters degree in Orthodontics. During his education, he also participated in several research projects with his work being published in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. McCord was also invited to teach others during both dental school and orthodontic residency.

Dr. McCord has always set high expectations for himself and that has allowed him to excel in the treatment of his patients. For this reason, he has continued to stay up to date with continuing education. He is Spear Institute trained and loves working with the most difficult orthodontic cases.

Currently Dr. McCord serves on the board for the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontics and the Idaho State Dental Foundation. He also is serving in leadership positions for the Idaho State Orthodontic Society.

I chose a career in orthodontics because I love meeting new people and because I knew helping others discover their best smile was incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Now that Ive been doing solely orthodontic treatment for several years, Ive come to appreciate more fully how impactful my treatment can be for my patients overall health (See The Adventure Difference). Ive come to learn that a smile is so much more than straight teeth and that by being as thorough as I can in my treatment approach, my orthodontic treatment can be a positive influence in my patients lives and health, even many years down the road. Everyone should experience LIFE SMILING!I feel honored to be trusted by neighbors and members of our community by helping them improve their oral health and increase their self-confidence by enhancing their beautiful smiles.

Adventure Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Victor, ID

Dr. McCoy earned his Bachelors in Biology graduating Cum Laude from the University of Utah. He then pursued his Doctoral Degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska while graduating first in his class and Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. McCoy received his Orthodontic Specialty training at the University of Missouri Kansas City earning a Masters Degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. During these years of vigorous study, he also received an additional award as a hot dog eating champion.

Dr. McCoy and his wife Lisa have four children; Ellie, Scarlett, Declan, and Adele. In the eyes of their parents, Ellie, Scarlett, Declan, and Adele are world-class artists, athletes, geniuses, and all-around fantastic human beings. They have a dog named Crow who has an impressive beard, and an overweight orange tabby cat named Hobbes who doesnt do much.

The McCoy family loves the outdoors and are thrilled to live in Southeast Idaho. Be sure to say Hello if you run into them camping or hiking in one of the many beautiful places Southeast Idaho has to offer. Dr. McCoy is also a hopeless fly-fishing addict and if youre not careful you may get stuck listening to one of his many amazing fishing stories!

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Laureen Kinnaman
3 years ago
There is no way anyone will want to read my entire (5 years-long) fiscal nightmare with this company. I will start by saying that the orthodontic care they provided for my son was adequate. Upon the consultation, I was told that my insurance would cover 50% of the services provided. I had already completed the 2-year waiting period required by my insurance. So, I paid them $1,000, then set up a payment plan to pay $150 per month until my 50% portion, about $2,500, was paid. I did so diligently with every payment paid on time. At one point in 2016 they told me at an appointment that my insurance initially rejected the claim, but not to worry because, "This happens all the time. We will just submit it again." So, imagine my surprise when I received a bill from them for the remaining almost $2,500 in January of 2020 (almost 3 years later)--then, a few months later find out they sent my account to collections! I even sent a letter after I received the first bill in 2020 that they claimed they never received, even though it was certified, and the return receipt was signed. Long story short, the only way I could keep it out of collections was to write a check for almost $1800.00--so much time had passed since they last contacted my insurance company that my period of time to be able to dispute with the insurance provider had passed. I also found out that they had submitted the claim three times to insurance, each time leaving out documentation that the insurance company required and repeatedly asked for. The most frustrating thing is that I was completely powerless and they took almost no financial responsibility for ALL their billing errors--they gave reasons like, "well, our accounting department had some problems at that time," and, "Insurance billing was kind of a mess when I got here," etc. Bottom line was, I had to pay in full (with a 30%) discount or have the collections on my credit report, because they couldn't bill my insurance correctly, nor could they keep me in the loop so I could dispute this with my insurance. I was a single mom when all this transpired, and I'll tell you, I really feel as though I had to pay for their billing/insurance incompetence.


Laureen Kinnaman
3 years ago
There is no way anyone will want to read my entire (5 years-long) fiscal nightmare with this company. I will start by saying that the orthodontic care they provided for my son was adequate. Upon the consultation, I was told that my insurance would cover 50% of the services provided. I had already completed the 2-year waiting period required by my insurance. So, I paid them $1,000, then set up a payment plan to pay $150 per month until my 50% portion, about $2,500, was paid. I did so diligently with every payment paid on time. At one point in 2016 they told me at an appointment that my insurance initially rejected the claim, but not to worry because, "This happens all the time. We will just submit it again." So, imagine my surprise when I received a bill from them for the remaining almost $2,500 in January of 2020 (almost 3 years later)--then, a few months later find out they sent my account to collections! I even sent a letter after I received the first bill in 2020 that they claimed they never received, even though it was certified, and the return receipt was signed. Long story short, the only way I could keep it out of collections was to write a check for almost $1800.00--so much time had passed since they last contacted my insurance company that my period of time to be able to dispute with the insurance provider had passed. I also found out that they had submitted the claim three times to insurance, each time leaving out documentation that the insurance company required and repeatedly asked for. The most frustrating thing is that I was completely powerless and they took almost no financial responsibility for ALL their billing errors--they gave reasons like, "well, our accounting department had some problems at that time," and, "Insurance billing was kind of a mess when I got here," etc. Bottom line was, I had to pay in full (with a 30%) discount or have the collections on my credit report, because they couldn't bill my insurance correctly, nor could they keep me in the loop so I could dispute this with my insurance. I was a single mom when all this transpired, and I'll tell you, I really feel as though I had to pay for their billing/insurance incompetence.


Jessica Driggs
6 years ago
We LOVE Dr. McCord! My boys love the time he takes to really ask how they have been doing. Staff is always friendly and helpful, highly recommend them!


Jessica Driggs
7 years ago
We LOVE Dr. McCord! My boys love the time he takes to really ask how they have been doing. Staff is always friendly and helpful, highly recommend them!


Adrian Ballard
7 years ago
Great service, the employees always have a smile when they are helping you, the wait is never longer then 10 minutes and they treat you as if you know what needs to happen. Over all I am very happy with the service and quality of my visits.


Joanna Porter
8 years ago
Mccord Orthodontics have done my braces and my siblings braces. The staff are supportive and superstars all around. We are all very satisfied with our care and our straight smiles. The cost is fantastic for the fantastic quality of work that they do. I would definitely recommend Mccord to anyone looking to get or continue with their orthodontic care.


Adrian Ballard
8 years ago
Great service, the employees always have a smile when they are helping you, the wait is never longer then 10 minutes and they treat you as if you know what needs to happen. Over all I am very happy with the service and quality of my visits.


Joanna Porter
8 years ago
Mccord Orthodontics have done my braces and my siblings braces. The staff are supportive and superstars all around. We are all very satisfied with our care and our straight smiles. The cost is fantastic for the fantastic quality of work that they do. I would definitely recommend Mccord to anyone looking to get or continue with their orthodontic care.


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