Orthodontic FAQs

Orthodontic Frequently Asked Questions

The AAO recommends that patients get an orthodontic evaluation at age 7. By this time, several permanent teeth have typically erupted which allows the orthodontist to accurately evaluate a patient’s condition.

Unfortunately, they will not. In most people, the space available for your front teeth decreases with age.

The doctor and staff will welcome and acclimate you to the practice and process. The doctor will complete a brief exam to assess the condition of your teeth.

Records are molds or plaster casts of your teeth and bite, photographs of specific facial features and radiographs to evaluate the position of your teeth and jaw.

Very rarely. Orthodontic technology has advanced to the point at which this is highly unlikely.

Treatment time varies depending on the patient’s specific situation. In general, treatment times range from 12 to 30 months.

Absolutely. We understand your busy schedule and allow young patients to be dropped off. However, we may ask to speak with a parent after the appointment.

Absolutely. It is important to maintain your dental hygiene regimen while in braces.

Yes, when you begin orthodontic treatment, we will provide you with a full list of foods to avoid. Some of these include ice, hard candy and sticky, sugary foods.

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