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Common Orthodontic Questions

How much do braces cost?

Every patient or treatment is different There is no standard fee. The doctor needs to do an exam to evaluate on an individual basis. Generally, metal braces cost less than ceramic ones. Invisalign treatment can be just as costly as traditional braces, and sometimes is even slightly more expensive.

Does the doctor really run on time?

For the most part yes. With cooperation from patients i.e. taking care of appliances, being on time, good brushing.

Does Orthodontic Treatment hurt?

Discomfort after adjustments can usually be remedied with Tylenol or Advil.

Why do you need braces if teeth are straight but my bite is off?

Orthodontics isn’t only for pretty teeth. Good healthy bite helps eliminate other health problems in later years. It also helps save teeth from wearing.

How long is full Orthodontic Treatment?

Treatment is usually 18-30 months. Treatment time may vary depending on the difficulty of the individual case.

How much longer do I have until I get my braces off?

We will advise you of your Estimated Completion Date (ECD). However, if you miss or reschedule appointments, not wear elastics or cooperate with treatment, your treatment time may be extended.

How long do I have to wear my retainers for?

It depends on your individual treatment and the difficulty in holding the teeth in your corrected position. We usually recommend nighttime wear for as long as possible.

Can you be too old for braces? My kids just got braces and now I’m thinking of getting them too.

There is no age limit for braces. As long as you have good periodontal health, braces can be used to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. More adults over the age of 30 are getting braces today than ever before.

Can the fee for Orthodontic Treatment be financed?

Yes, we offer several different payment options.