What to expect from “US”
WHAT TO EXPECT
Not every patient is a good candidate for orthodontic care. For example, depending on a patient’s age, orthodontic treatment may need to be delayed until appropriate skeletal growth or dental maturity occurs. If our orthodontist recommends delaying treatment, we will place your child on recall for future evaluations. For many patients, a period of six months to one year is sufficient for necessary dental maturity and skeletal growth.
Visiting the Orthodontist:
What to Expect for Your First Visit
Your First Visit to the Orthodontist
Why an Orthodontist?
What to Expect?
At what age should kids start seeing an orthodontist?
We recommend that kids come in for an initial consultation at around the age of 7. This doesn’t mean that they will necessarily need orthodontic treatment at this age, but getting a baseline and a panoramic x-ray to see how the teeth are developing and where the roots are at, etc is a great way to see where everything is headed.
How much do braces cost?
Each treatment plan is unique and personalized for each and every patient. They are a variety of factors that determine the cost of treatment. Come in for a FREE consultation and we can discuss your treatment and personalized payment plan during that first visit.
Will my insurance cover braces?
Our financial team would love to find out for you! Just call the office with your insurance information and we can get your orthodontic coverage verified for you!
How long will I have to be in braces?
That is a great question! But, until Dr. Andrews does an exam, we can’t give you a real answer. What we can tell you is that with the Damon System braces that we offer here, your treatment time will be more comfortable and be a shorter time frame than with traditional braces!
How often will I have to come in for adjustments?
Your office visits will vary between 6 and 8 weeks apart. Towards the end of treatment, we may want to see you every 4 weeks for the last couple of visits.
Can orthodontic treatment help with TMJ issues?
Every case is different, but Dr. Andrews has been able to help many patients relieve their TMJ pain and help with the healing process. We’d love to schedule you for a free consultation to see if we can help!
I have crowns on some of my teeth. Can I still get braces?
Absolutely! We treat lots of patients that come in with existing crowns.