Common Questions About Orthodontic Treatment
Generally, braces do not “hurt.” After certain visits, teeth may be sore for a few days. In these situations, pain medications such as Advil or Tylenol will ease the discomfort. However, after most visits, patients do not feel any soreness at all. We often remind our patients, it does not have to hurt to work! Click the video above to hear more from Dr. McIntosh.
When your child receives their first orthodontic screening around 7 years old, your orthodontist can discuss whether treatment is necessary at that time. If your child’s condition doesn’t require braces or treatment right away, they are generally monitored periodically over the next few years. Once more teeth come in, treatment specifics can be discussed. Learn more about early treatment from the video above
Yes you absolutely can. A tooth with a crown will move just like a tooth with a simple filling. When teeth are missing, orthodontic treatment will help alignment of the remaining teeth. Watch the video above from Dr. McIntosh for more details on this topic.
Yes. There is no reason you cannot return to school the same day to show off your new braces! Our office is happy to provide a school note upon request.
- Short wait times
- Accommodating schedules
- Ongoing education
- Ongoing staff training
- The latest orthodontic technology and software