Orthodontic FAQs

There’s a lot to consider when you pursue orthodontic care. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What is orthodontics?
What is an orthodontist?
What’s the best age to visit the orthodontist?
How do 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?