Commonly Asked Orthodontic Questions

Do you have crowding, spacing between teeth, or just need to boost your self confidence? It’s likely orthodontic treatment can help with your problem! If you want a beautiful smile, then our team of experienced professionals at Windermere Orthodontics can help you achieve your goals! Let’s look at some commonly asked orthodontics questions.

1. At What Age Should You Visit An Orthodontist?

You can see an orthodontist at any age if you want to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. However, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should first visit an orthodontist around seven years of age. Orthodontic treatment is not only for kids and teens, but for patients at any age!

If you’re looking for orthodontic treatment in Suwanee for yourself or your kids, you can visit us any time. Dr. Gorlovsky uses the latest technology in clear braces, as well as Invisalign removable aligners for discreet treatment.  

2. How Do I Take Care of My Appliances?

Caring for your braces or Invisalign is important if you want good dental hygiene and a beautiful smile revealed once your treatment is complete. If you have braces, take your time and clean around the wires and brackets, as that’s where the plaque can build up. We recommend brushing your teeth after every meal, and flossing once a day. We also recommend a fluoride toothpaste to keep cavities away.

If you’re undergoing treatment with Invisalign, you need to clean your trays daily to prevent bacterial buildup. Wash the trays in the morning and at night by running them under lukewarm water. Using a toothbrush and toothpaste, gently scrub the inside and outside of the tray. Remove any leftover residue by running it under lukewarm water.

3. How Long Do I Need to Wear Braces and Invisalign?

The treatment timeline for braces and Invisalign depends on the individual. Everyone responds differently to orthodontic treatment. The treatment time for braces and Invisalign  ranges between six and 30 months. The average treatment time is 18 months. 

Once you schedule a consultation with a Suwanee orthodontist, Dr. Gorlovsky will give you the estimated time your orthodontic treatment will take.

Get Help Today in Suwanee

We would be happy to speak with you about our orthodontics services, such as metal and clear braces, Invisalign, and more! If you want orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, book your free consultation today!