This is a specialized form of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing your unique issue, prevention, and treatment of any dental and facial abnormalities.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of 7.
Orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. We maintain that any age is a great time to visit the orthodontist.
The most important part of your treatment is you, if you remain diligent in making your appointments and following our recommendations you will be out of them in no time. Of course every person responds differently to treatment, on average treatment duration ranges from 6 to thirty months. On average a patient will have to wear their braces for about twenty – two month.
Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.
Brushing your teeth three times a day is important to keep your gums, teeth, and mouth healthy and clean. By brushing frequently you will remove any food that may be caught between the braces. Don’t fret, your orthodontist will show you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed.
Playing an instrument or a contact sport may require some adjustment when you first get your braces, but wearing braces will not stop you from participating in any of your school activities. If you play a contact sport, it is recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your braces or appliance.
Simply call our offices! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next appointment at your convenience.