FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is orthodontics important?

Straight teeth and a properly aligned oral bite not only give you a beautiful smile, but also improve the health and function of your teeth and whole body. When teeth are not straight, it can be difficult to maintain good oral health, which can lead to bacteria, cavities and other diseases. 

What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

Doctor Treating PatientOrthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities to improve oral and whole-body health. Dentists focus on the cleanliness and restoration of your teeth.

How do I know if I need to see an orthodontist?

If you notice one of the follow issues with your teeth, schedule your first free visit with one of our doctors to evaluate your orthodontic needs:

  • Crowding
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Under bite or overbite

If you are unsure or something seems off with your teeth, please see your local dentist. 

Do I need a referral from my dentist?

Although we love working with your dentist, you are welcome to call our office directly to schedule an appointment. No referrals are required. 

At what age should my child see an orthodontist?

Young Child Seeing an OrthodontistThe American Association of Orthodontists suggests that a child begins to be monitored by an orthodontist at age seven. Although treatment may not begin at that age, we ask to see the child at least every six months to ensure the teeth and jaw are growing and developing correctly.

Can anyone get Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is determined based on overall difficulty level and age. 

Can it be too late for orthodontic care?

Adult in Orthodontic Invisalign Treatment

It is never too late for orthodontic care. Whether you are a child, teenager or adult, we want to help give you a beautiful, healthy smile.