Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best age for orthodontics?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that a child first be seen by an orthodontist between the ages of 7 and 9. Early interceptive treatment can eliminate abnormal growth of the face and jaws, the need for extractions in treatment or even the need for braces. Orthodontc treatment, however, isn't limited to children and teenagers. Adults benefit from orthodontic treatment as well. It can improve their appearance, enhance their self-confidence and have a positive effect on their personal and professional lives. Whether you're a child, teenager or adult, orthodontic treatment can give you straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

How do I pay for this? Will my insurance cover any of it?
Before treatment begins, we'll discuss fees and financial arrangements in detail. We'll discuss the various payment plans, low down payments, or even no down payments and the terms available for each plan. Every effort will be made to make your orthodontic treatment affordable.

Is there any pain?
No. Wearing braces is generally a painless process. At first there may be some slight discomfort . Tylenol may help. And so will rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater solution. After your periodic adjustments, you may notice some tightness. This is normal and indicates your braces are doing their job. After you've had them in for a while, you won't even know that they are there.