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When is the best time for braces?

The best time to start orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient.  Certain types of orthodontic problems are best corrected early before all baby teeth are lost.  For this reason, it is recommended that all children be evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven.

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How do I brush with braces?

Although the basic technique remains the same, brushing and flossing both require a little extra time and effort while wearing braces.  When you get your braces, we will review some helpful tips on how to keep your teeth and gums in great shape.

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Do Braces Hurt?

Typically, patients experience very little discomfort during the office visit when they get their braces.  However, later that same day the teeth usually become tender and soft foods are recommended.  This soreness generally lasts for only a day or two.

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Are There Different Types of Braces?

Yes. We offer a variety of braces from clear “invisible” braces to silver braces as well as Invisalign aligners.  Tiny elastic bands are used around the braces to hold special wires in place.  These elastic can be clear, or you can choose from dozens. of colors which are replaced at each office visit.

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What’s the best age to visit the orthodontist?

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in [...]

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Who is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.

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