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Frequently asked questions about orthodontics

Choosing to straighten your smile is a big decision, and we want you to feel fully informed in your choice. We have compiled some answers to commonly asked questions in the world of orthodontics to help you feel confident about your treatment with us.


What is orthodontics?

What is a specialist in orthodontics?

When can a child begin orthodontics?

Can adults have orthodontic treatment?

Why do I need orthodontic treatment?

Will I need to have teeth extracted?

What is orthognathic surgery?

Do I need a referral from the dentist to book an orthodontic appointment?

How do I schedule an appointment?

How much do braces cost?

Do you have financial payment plans?

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

What types of braces are there?

Can braces be totally invisible?

What is a functional appliance?

What is Invisalign® treatment?

Do you use Dental Monitoring?

How often will my orthodontic appointments be?

What should I do if I require an emergency appointment?

Do I still need to visit the dentist while wearing braces?

How often should I brush my teeth while wearing braces?

Are there any foods I can’t eat while wearing braces?

Can I still play sports?

What is a retainer?

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