Patients should brush their teeth at least four times each day – after each meal and before going to bed. We will teach you how to floss your teeth with braces and may also provide a prescription for a special fluoride, if necessary.
Yes. Some of those foods include: ice, hard candy, and all sticky foods such as taffy. You will be provided a list of foods to avoid when you leave with your new braces. Raw fruits and vegetables should be cut into smaller pieces and chewed with back teeth.
Yes, 25 percent of our patients are adults.
Yes! Regular checkups with your family dentist every 6 months are important while in braces. If there are any cleaning issues your family dentist will help you with those issues and keep your teeth clean.
Yes. We recommend a mouth guard for any sports.
Yes. We understand your busy schedule, and we are happy to help you make the most of your time. We do ask that you check your child in at our front desk and that you return as soon as the appointment is complete.
Unfortunately, we cannot schedule all appointments for students during after-school hours. Since most appointments are scheduled 4 to 8 weeks apart, most patients will miss minimal school due to their orthodontic treatments. We will make a sincere effort to meet your scheduling needs.
Every 4 -8 weeks is common but each patient is different and we will adjust the schedule to fit the patient.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends age 7. By this age, several permanent teeth in most children have erupted, allowing us to effectively evaluate the alignment of their teeth.