Orthodontics FAQ

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that is specifically concerned with the diagnosing and treatment of misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatments are used to achieve better oral hygiene, clearer speech, and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

What is a malocclusion?

Malocclusion is when mismatched teeth and jaw cause a person’s bite to need correction. Malocclusions are very common, and treatment will affect overall oral hygiene, reduced risk of tooth decay, and reduced risk of TMJ.

Who can benefit from orthodontics?

Orthodontics can benefit patients of any age. If you are wondering if braces are the right option for you, give us a call today.

Do braces hurt?

This is one of the questions most asked by patients about to undergo orthodontic treatment. During the placement, there will be no pain or discomfort, but in the following days you may experience some tenderness or discomfort. After each tightening, you may experience this discomfort. During the times of discomfort, it may be difficult to chew hard foods.

What tips do i need to remember when using a retainer?

  • Don’t misplace your appliance (if you do, please schedule an appointment with your orthodontist)
  • Don’t eat or drink wearing your retainer to avoid liquid and food particles becoming trapped
  • Clean your removable retainers often
  • Wear the retainer as directed

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