Orthodontic FAQs

Patients often ask us the same questions. We have a thing for sharing knowledge and education (if you haven’t noticed), so we’ve provided some of the most common inquiries—and our answers—below.

Orthodontist holding dentures with braces
What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.

What is an orthodontist?
What's the best age to visit the orthodontist?
How can I take care of my teeth if I'm wearing braces or a retainer?
What are braces?
If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?
Do braces hurt?
Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?
If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?
Will my braces interfere with my school activities like sports, playing an instrument, or singing?
How do I schedule my next appointment?
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