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How much does treatment cost?

Dec 07 2017

The cost varies per treatment, but we will work directly with you to make the treatment affordable. We offer customized and flexible payment programs to make payment easier for you. To get an idea of how much your treatment will cost, schedule a free consultation with us!

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How often do I need to come into the office with braces?

Dec 07 2017

Once appliances are in place, routine office visits are at six-to-eight week intervals. Periodically, we may need to see you sooner or less often, depending on the treatment and where you are in the treatment.

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What are some possible benefits of orthodontics?

Dec 07 2017

An attractive smile and improved self-image are just some of the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction, chewing and digestive difficulties, speech impairments, tooth loss and other dental injuries.

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At what age should you start getting orthodontic treatment?

Dec 07 2017

We recommend coming in for a free consultation for orthodontic treatment at the age of eight. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. While this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need to get treatment right away, by coming in early, we are able to diagnose…

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What are some signs that orthodontic treatment may be needed?

Dec 07 2017

Regardless of your age, there are a number of signs that an orthodontic treatment may help straighten your smile and help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. You may need orthodontic treatment if you have a malocclusion, crowded teeth, difficulty chewing, uneven wearing of teeth, jaw that shifts to one side or the other when…

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Will braces hurt?

Dec 07 2017

Most patients experience some discomfort the first week after their braces are put on and immediately after their braces are tightened. Aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever, or ibuprofen can be used to ease the discomfort.

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How do braces work?

Dec 07 2017

Braces use steady gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. The brackets that are placed on your teeth and the archwire that connects them are the main components. When the initial archwire is placed into the brackets, it tries to return to its original shape. As it does so, it applies pressure…

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How does Invisalign work?

Dec 07 2017

Invisalign uses a series of retainers custom-built for your teeth that gently guide your teeth to a more favorable position. You’ll be given a new retainer every few weeks to keep moving and straightening your teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign is nearly invisible, and because you can remove the retainers to eat, you don’t have to…

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How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Dec 07 2017

Treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, but the average time is from one to two years. Actual treatment time can be affected by growth and severity of the correction necessary. Treatment length is also dependent upon patient compliance. Maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping regular appointments are important in keeping treatment time on schedule.

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Should I still get my teeth cleaned by my dentist while I have braces?

Dec 07 2017

YES! It is very important to get your teeth cleaned during orthodontic treatment because food and plaque are easily trapped around the braces. If that food and plaque isn’t removed regularly, you are in danger of having permanent stains on your teeth. Patients with orthodontic appliances must be extra vigilant about receiving regular dental care….

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