Common Questions About Orthodontic Treatment
Many patients are savvy and cautious. They will dedicate the time to research different treatments in order to understand all of their options to make an informed decision. At Windermere Orthodontics, we are always willing to answer your questions and dispel any misconceptions. Here are some of the most common questions patients ask us during a consultation:
1. When Should You Visit an Orthodontist?
Your general dentist will typically recommend a visit to an orthodontist if they notice an issue during your appointment. A referral, however, is not necessary. Parents can book a consultation for their child age 7 and older. The American Association of Orthodontists recommend this age as the ideal time to start evaluating a patient for orthodontic problems.
2. What Are the Different Types of Braces?
Braces come in different combinations and designs, so patients have the option to choose what suits them best. We provide options like traditional metal braces, clear braces, self-ligating braces, and invisible braces.
3. How Often Do I Need to Brush My Teeth?
We encourage patients to brush their teeth at least three times a day, if not more. This helps remove food debris and reduces the risk of decay and gum inflammation.
If you would like to learn more, or book an appointment at Windermere Orthodontics in Suwanee and Cumming, don’t hesitate to reach out to us through this form. You can also call us directly for more information.