PATIENT FAQS

HELPFUL INFORMATION

DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY DENTIST?

We always welcome a referral from a dentist, but it’s not necessary. If you want to improve your smile, call us to book your complimentary consultation!

WHY DO I NEED AN ORTHODONTIST?

Your dentist does fine work, but an orthodontist has specialized training to diagnose and treat the positioning of your teeth. Orthodontic treatment creates a permanent change to your dental and facial structure, so you’ll want an expert.

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD VISIT?

Experts recommend a child visit around age 7. While we rarely begin treatment that early, as we’re still waiting for permanent teeth to come in, it does allow us to set up a monitoring plan as your child grows. It also allows us to see issues that may cause a more serious issue down the road.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT I NEED?

Modern orthodontics involves much more than just traditional braces. We offer clear braces, Invisalign® clear aligners, retainers, mouthguards, and more. During your free consultation, we’ll explain the options and help to determine what will work best for you.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

When your teeth aren’t aligned properly, it can cause a host of issues. You may have problems chewing your food or properly caring for your teeth. You may be at risk of injury to your teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help with teeth grinding, TMJ pain, or headaches. Best of all, a beautiful smile is great for your self-confidence and self-esteem!

WHAT IF I HAVE AN EMERGENCY?

Emergencies are rare, but you can call our office at any time and we’ll get you in for a repair as soon as possible.

WHAT ABOUT MY BUSY SCHEDULE?

We have two convenient offices, and are able to schedule appointments before or after work or school. Our appointments are on-time, and most appointments are very quick.