FAQ’s

What is the Right Age to See an Orthodontist?

The American Academy of Orthodontists recommends that all children see an orthodontist by age 7. Orthodontists are specially trained to spot subtle concerns with jaw development and emerging teeth, even while baby teeth are still present. We offer free consultations so you can learn when/if your child is ready for treatment, and ask any questions you may have.

 

Can Adults Get Braces?

Absolutely! You’re never too old to get braces. Increasingly, adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and overall oral health. Another popular choice for kids, teens, and adults alike is Invisalign®.

 

How Long Will I Have to Wear My Braces?

The amount of time you will have braces depends on the difficulty of your specific orthodontic case. On average, for a person with full upper and lower braces, treatment time will be between 20 and 24 months. Treatment for adults often lasts 12-20 months.

 

Are Braces Uncomfortable?

There is not a lot of discomfort associated with placing the braces, but you may experience some soreness an hour or two following the placement. When you get your braces on, we will give you our best tips for reducing soreness, including rinsing with warm salt water and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.

 

Will You Use Needles?

No. No needles are used to place braces.

 

Are There Things I Can’t Eat With Braces?

There is a short list of items we ask you to avoid during treatment. You can find that list, along with recommended foods, here. Avoiding these foods can help avoid broken brackets, which can lead to unplanned appointments and longer treatment time.

 

How Much Does Treatment Cost?

The cost of treatment depends on your particular case. Orthodontic treatment can be a big investment. We offer flexible, 0% interest payment plans with $0 down. You can learn more about your options and pricing by scheduling your free consultation.