Orthodontics FAQ

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!

Patient Information


New Patient Info

An overview for new patients on services we offer, directions to our office, and new forms.

Common Conditions

Common conditions that affect teeth and jaw structure when you may need orthodontic services.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment will improve your smile and improve the health of your teeth and gums.


When you have braces, it’s essential that you brush and floss after every meal.

Emergency Ortho Care

A list of emergency situations that can arise from having braces or Invisalign.


Information on our treatments, appointments, costs, and more orthodontic related questions.

Financial Information

Get information on accepted insurances and payment plans that we offer.

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