FAQ

At what age should I bring my child to the Orthodontist?

The AAO, American Academy of Orthodontics urges all parents to bring their children by age seven to an Orthodontist. Earlier detection while the jaw and teeth are still growing, may achieve greater results in your child. Click to learn more about signs to watch out for in your child.

Can adults receive orthodontic treatment?

Absolutely! While earlier detection at a younger age may promote faster results, no age is too late to move healthy teeth and get the smile you dream of.

How do I care for my teeth while wearing braces?

Good oral hygiene makes your orthodontic treatment that much more successful. Be sure to brush after each meal or snack and floss regularly. For more info on how to keep your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment, watch this video.

Do I need to wear my elastics?

Yes! Elastics, or rubber bands are the extra pressure required in the movement of your teeth. Successful orthodontics requires constant pressure and time. If you do not wear your elastics, the healthy smile you desire will take longer to achieve. Click below to learn more.

What is two phase orthodontic treatment?

Two-phase orthodontic treatment refers to the two separate times that a child may need orthodontics. The first phase of treatment is usually done when the child has most of their primary or baby teeth in and may not always require the use of braces. Sometimes retainers, palate expanders, headgear, or other appliances are used. The second phase of treatment usually involves the adult teeth and correcting their position. Click below to learn more.

What is Palatal Expansion?

Palatal Expansion is the widening of the upper jaw. This allows for the correct occlusion, or bite between the upper and lower jaw. In cases which require palatal expansion, the results are rapid. Change in the palate size is seen in weeks. To learn more about palatal expansion, click below.