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Frequently asked questions

What’s the ideal age for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can be initiated at any age, but the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children be seen by age seven. 

Are there alternatives to traditional braces?

Yes, alternatives include Invisalign clear aligners, ceramic braces, and lingual braces. Each option has its advantages and may be recommended based on individual needs.

Do braces hurt?

There is usually some discomfort or soreness when braces are first applied or adjusted. This discomfort is temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How often do I need to visit the orthodontist during treatment?

Regular appointments are typically scheduled every 4-6 weeks for adjustments. The frequency may vary based on the treatment plan and progress.

Can I still play sports or play musical instruments with braces?

Yes, you can participate in sports and play musical instruments while wearing braces. It’s advisable to use a mouthguard during contact sports to protect your braces and teeth.

How do I care for my braces or Invisalign aligners?

Proper oral hygiene is crucial. Patients with braces should brush and floss carefully around the wires and brackets. Invisalign aligners users should follow the recommended cleaning instructions.

Will I need to wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment?

Yes, retainers are recommended to maintain the results of orthodontic treatment. The type and duration of retainer wear will be discussed with your orthodontist. Wearing retainers is a lifelong commitment in order to maintain results.

Can orthodontic treatment fix jaw problems?

Orthodontic treatment can address certain jaw problems, but more severe cases may require collaboration with an oral surgeon or other specialists.

Is orthodontic treatment covered by insurance?

Coverage varies, so it’s essential to check with your insurance provider. Some plans may cover a portion of the cost, while others may not cover orthodontics at all.

Can adults undergo orthodontic treatment?

Yes, adults can certainly undergo orthodontic treatment. There is no age limit for improving the alignment of teeth and correcting bite issues.

For personalized advice and information based on your specific situation please schedule a consultation and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.



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