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Common Orthodontic Questions

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How much do braces cost?

Every mouth is different. There is no standard fee. The doctor needs to do an exam and diagnosis to evaluate on an individual basis.

Does the doctor really run on time?

Yes for the most part, depending on co-operation from patients (i.e. being on time, no broken brackets, etc.)

Does Orthodontic Treatment hurt?

A little discomfort is expected after adjustments; non-prescription pain remedies are recommended. For maximum effectiveness, it may be best to take such medications before the discomfort begins.

Why do you need braces if teeth are straight but bite is off?

Orthodontics isn't only for pretty teeth. A good healthy bite helps eliminate other health problems in later years. It also helps save teeth from premature wear.

How much longer do I have until I get braces off?

We inform patients of their estimated completion date. Missing appointments or lack of cooperation can often delay the date the braces come off.

How long do I have to wear my retainers?

Typically retention is based on how long the patient was in treatment. Remember, retention is a lifetime endeavor. You are going to love your smile.

Can the fee for Orthodontics Treatment be financed?

Yes, there are several different payment options.

Do I continue to see my Dentist for regular visits during Orthodontics Treatment?

Yes, you should continue to visit your dentist every 6 months for teeth cleaning and regular checkups.

How long is full Orthodontic Treatment

Treatment is 18-30 months, depending on the difficulty and amount of treatment needed.