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Orthodontics Questions Answered!

When most people think of orthodontics, they think of metal braces. So, we’re here to answer a few common questions so you can have a better idea of what orthodontics are all about and what your options might be!

What Is It?

Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws. This includes addressing alignment issues and malocclusions (“bad bite”).

What Dental Appliances Are Involved?

  • Orthodontic separators (spacers)
  • Brackets (clear or porcelain)
  • Invisalign (for teenagers and adults)
  • Retainers

At What Age Should My Child(ren) Be Seeing An Orthodontist?

Children can be seen for orthodontic purposes as early as the age of 7.

Are Orthodontics Just For Kids?

No! While the is a large majority of orthodontic patients are kiddos, adults can certainly be treated as well!

How Long Does It Take?

It can take anywhere from 9 months to 5 years (depending on severity). The average amount of time is 18-24 months. If you or your child is interested in correcting alignment and “bite,” schedule a FREE consultation with us!

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