When should I start orthodontic treatment?
We treat patients at any age, however, starting treatment at an earlier age may give you more success with treatment. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents schedule an initial visit for children by age 7. Consider it a regular and necessary check-up for your child’s teeth. Orthodontists can detect major and subtle problems and create a plan to address them at an early age if necessary. This can avoid bigger problems after your child’s growth and development is complete. If all looks good, a lot of kids can wait until they have most of their permanent teeth to start treatment.
Do Braces Hurt?
Typically, the initial placement of braces does not hurt. Some patients may experience pressure or soreness after each visit, but should adjust quickly.
will I have to wear braces?
The length of your treatment depends on your individual needs. Some people need braces for as little as six months, while others have them for 30 months. The average length of treatment in our office is about 24 months.
Will I need to wear a retainer
when my braces come off?
Absolutely! Every patient will be given retainer(s) to wear every night. Without them, your teeth may shift over time, and then all that hard work will have been for nothing! We will help you learn all about your retainer.
How much does treatment cost?
The cost of treatment depends on many factors, including how severe the problem is, the length of treatment, and if any appliances are needed. Our new patient coordinator will be happy to discuss the cost of treatment with you, along with your financing options. Our office works with many insurance companies and offers in-house financing with absolutely no interest!