Orthodontics FAQ’s

What will happen at the initial examination appointment?

Upon completing the new patient forms and providing any necessary insurance details, you will then undergo a thorough complimentary clinical exam, including x-rays, and photographs.  You will then meet the orthodontist and go over any concerns or questions you may have and finish off by going over the suggested treatment plan.

What will I learn from the initial orthodontic examination?

There are five essential topics we will cover:

  1. Is orthodontic treatment necessary?
  2. What type of treatment is recommended?
  3. Will any teeth need to be removed for orthodontic purposes?
  4. How long will the treatment take to complete?
  5. How much will the treatment cost?

Do you give injections during orthodontic treatment?

This is very unusual, but for certain treatment plans, an injection may help reduce any discomfort in placing mini-anchors between the teeth.  If you require this option, you will be thoroughly advised of the steps and timing involved.  No injections are necessary for when the mini-anchors are removed

Do you use recycled braces?

We never use recycled braces. Each patient receives their own new set of braces.

Can I still play sports while I have braces?

Yes you can play sports while having braces.  We recommend using an orthodontic mouth guard for all sport activities and we can provide this for you.

Are there foods I cannot eat while I have braces?

Yes. This would include foods like hard candy, ice, and sticky foods.  Once treatment begins, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of foods to avoid and instructions on how to eat during treatment.

How often should I brush my teeth while in braces?

You should brush your teeth after every meal and before going to bed. We will show you how to properly brush and floss.

Can I wear braces even though I have crowns and/or missing teeth?

Yes. A tooth with a crown can move like any other tooth and, if you are missing teeth, there are various options of orthodontic treatment to choose from to achieve the desired results.

Why should you choose an orthodontic specialist?

Orthodontic specialists have extensive specialized training that provides them with the knowledge and experience to provide you with expert treatment.


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