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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about orthodontics.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: Do I need a referral from my general dentist to see an orthodontist?

Q: At what age should an initial orthodontic evaluation be scheduled?

Q: How do I schedule an appointment for an initial orthodontic evaluation?

Q: What will I learn from the initial orthodontic examination?

Q: Will teeth need to be removed?

Q: What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment?

Q: How much do braces cost? Is financing available? How do insurance benefits apply to orthodontic treatment?

Q: How often will I need appointments

Q: Do braces hurt?

Q: Are there special instructions regarding tooth brushing and foods to avoid while in braces?

Q: How long does orthodontic treatment take to complete?

Q: Will I need to wear retainers?

Q: Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Q: Can I play musical instruments or sports with braces?

Q: Why should I seek treatment from an orthodontic specialist?