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Frequently Asked Question

FAQ 5: Do I need a referral from my dentist to see an Orthodontist?

Most people think starting orthodontic care is a complicated, multi-step process. But did you know that any patients 7 and older can start orthodontic care safely and easily, without the extra step of seeing a dentist and getting a referral?…

FAQ 4: What is the recommended age to see an orthodontist?

Most people associate orthodontic work with teenagers and young adults, but did you know that orthodontists can work with children as young as 7? In fact, 7 years is typically a great age to see an orthodontist for the first…

FAQ 3: How Long do I need to wear my retainers for after my braces come off?

Your braces move your teeth into their new positions, but your retainers are what keeps them in the right place! Ideally, you’ll wear your retainers indefinitely, to keep your smile flawless. We recommend wearing your retainers nonstop after treatment, then…

FAQ 2: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DENTIST AND AN ORTHODONTIST?

It’s not all about straight smiles, it’s about health, too! Did you know orthodontists are also dentists? Every orthodontist completes 4 years of dental school training, but orthodontists continue their education for 2 or 3 additional years of residencies, specialty…

FAQ 1: How long does braces treatment normally last?

How long will braces stay on? The answer isn’t the same for everyone. Treatment time for braces depends on a number of factors including the nature of the case and how complex it is.The average treatment time for a teen…