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2Common Dental Conditions / Procedures

 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
 
What is orthodontics?
 
Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.
 
 
 
Who is an orthodontist?
 
What's the best age to visit the orthodontist?
 
How can I take care of my teeth if I'm wearing braces or a retainer?
 
What are braces?
 
If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?
 
Do braces hurt?
 
Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?
 
If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?
 
Will my braces interfere with my school activities like sports, playing an instrument, or singing?
 
Why should an orthodontic specialist complete my treatment?
 
At what age should I schedule an appointment for an orthodontic screening?
 
Will my teeth straighten out as I grow and get older?
 
Is it too late to have braces if I’m already an adult?
 
How often will I have an appointment?
 
Do I need to see my general dentist while wearing braces?
 
How often should I brush my teeth while I have braces?
 
Are there any foods I cannot eat while I have braces?