We recommend for every child or adult over the age of 7 see one of our doctors for a complimentary initial consultation. One or both of the doctors will determine if you are a candidate for braces. Our doctors do an excellent job of answering this question honestly and with integrity.
Since every patient has a different clinical presentation and different diagnosis, we recommend that you to come to our office for a complimentary consultation where we will also work to find a financial solution that works best for you and your budget. We strive to ensure that orthodontic care is affordable for everyone, so no [...]
Every patient has a different occlusion, and different diagnosis. Due to this, we cannot answer this question without seeing you for an initial consultation. The average patient is in braces for less than two years. Some patients may only need braces for six months, and other cases require three years. We recommend that you visit [...]
The answer to this question is variable. Everyone is different, and everyone’s tolerance of discomfort is different. Some patients believe braces are most uncomfortable the first few months of treatment when your teeth are moving the most (because they are the most crowded). Other patients have had little or no discomfort. We strive to use [...]
With traditional braces, it is best to avoid any foods that are hard or sticky and may potentially break off brackets. Broken brackets will delay treatment time, so we recommend avoiding foods like pizza crusts, gum, sticky candies, caramels, hard candies, suckers, popcorn, soda/pop, or any foods that may potentially break your brackets or cause cavities. [...]
Our adjustment appointments are generally spaced out between 4 and 8 weeks depending on the phase of treatment you are in. Earlier in treatment, we may see you every 8 weeks. Later in treatment, we may need to see you every 4 weeks. However, we strive to work with our patients’ schedules to ensure that [...]
Yes absolutely! We strongly believe having a clean mouth and proper oral health are more important than orthodontic care. We do not begin orthodontic treatment until we have spoken to your family dentist to ensure you are up to date with your cleanings and are cavity free. It is very important to us that you take [...]
One of the doctors determine what type of retainer you will have at the end of treatment. This is personalized for each patient and depends largely on how they presented prior to orthodontic care. This is to ensure that all patients will have a stable result for years to come after they complete their orthodontic [...]
Yes, absolutely. Both doctors played sports and one played a musical instrument as well during orthodontic treatment. We recommend every patient wear a mouth guard while playing sports. Musical instruments may take some getting used to with braces, however after a week or so the patient usually forgets they have braces.
Every case is different. Rubber bands/elastics are use to help correct your bite. Often times the only way a bite can be corrected is with rubber bands; other times, no rubber bands are required. We try to make this fun for everyone by offering both clear and neon colored rubber bands.