How long will it take to complete my treatment?
Treatment time largely depends on the patient’s orthodontic problems. Treatment timeframes range from as little as six months up to a maximum of 30 months. The average time frame a person is in braces is usually 20 months. However, this can vary from patient to patient.
How often will I have to schedule appointments?
Appointments are handled on a case-by-case basis. Generally a person with braces will need to schedule an appointment every 4 to 10 weeks for check-ups. If the patient has a serious condition or needs a specific treatment, appointments will be scheduled on a regular basis.
At what age should I schedule my child's first orthodontic appointment?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends you schedule your child’s first appointment at age 7. By this age, your teeth are fully erupted, allowing us to do a proper examination and evaluation.
How much will braces cost? Are there any financing options available and how do I pay?
The final cost of your braces largely varies according to your condition and treatment needed, so it’s impossible to give an exact figure. However, our staff during your initial consultation will give a breakdown of the costs involved.
If you feel that you can’t settle the balance in full, we offer payment plans to suit your needs. As always, we recommend that you contact us to discuss beforehand.
Do braces hurt?
Braces don’t hurt. You may experience soreness after a few days. However, this will dissipate. In case you are having minor pain, consider taking some medicine such as Tylenol.
Do you give anesthesia?
We don’t use anesthesia or shots when applying braces – The process is painless!