FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

At what age should my child be seen by an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child be evaluated by age 7.  Early detection of some orthodontic problems is important in order to take corrective action and avoid more difficult treatment later.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

That is a great question, but one that is very difficult to answer because no two patients are alike.  Our focus is on quality rather than speed.  Many treatments may last 8-12 months, while other may last 18-24 months.  We finish most cases in 18 months; however, certain cases may last significantly longer.

Do you treat adults as well as children?

YES.  We believe that you're never to old to have a beautiful smile.  Because of the modern technological advancements in orthodontics, there are more adults today seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before.  In fact, about 25% of our patients are adults.  We offer plenty of treatment options that will fit in with your lifestyle.

How do I pay for my treatment?

Paying for your treatment shouldn't be complicated or frustrating.  That is why we have worked really hard to make it as simple as possible by providing clear, straightforward, and realistic financing terms.  We allow you to customize your financing terms so you will have the peace of mind knowing that your plan matches your unique financial situation.

Does insurance cover the cost of orthodontic treatment?

Many dental insurance plans cover the cost of orthodontic treatment (including, Invisalign, metal braces, and clear braces).  At your consultation, we will show you what your insurance coverage will be.

JUST GOT BRACES?

Here are some helpful videos for anyone who just got braces.  These videos will cover everything from how to take care of your teeth and braces to how to avoid problems and emergencies.  They also include instructions about how to alleviate common problems from home.  If you don't find what you need or just have other questions, please feel free to call us anytime.