It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question....
Q: At what age should my child have an orthodontic consultation?
A: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic evaluation at age the of seven
Q: I’m an adult, is it too late for orthodontic work?
A: Absolutely not! Many of our patients are adults. With the ever advancing orthodontic technology our treatment is cutting edge, comfortable, and beautiful.
Q: What will happen at my first visit?
A: At your initial consultation expect a warm welcome from all of the Trommeter Orthodontics staff. Upon your arrival we will take a series of photos and xrays of your mouth. Dr. Trommeter will review these records with you in our private consultation room and listen to any concerns or motivations you may have for treatment. Length of treatment, goals of treatment, and financial options will all be discussed at this time with Dr. Trommeter, the treatment coordinator, and yourself.
Q: How often will I have appointments?
A: If you are in braces, regular adjustments are made every 4-6 weeks. With Invisalign, you can sit back and relax and see us every few months.
Q: Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
A: Many people are great candidates for Invisalign treatment, there are a few cases where people may find the best results with traditional braces. Invisalign can solve many aesthetic concerns such as crooked teeth, spacing, crowding, as well as overbites and underbites. Some people that have extensive tooth decay or unhealthy gums should find out if braces are a better option for them. Even if you are a little bit interested in Invisalign, come to a complimentary consultation and learn more!
Q: Does it hurt when I get my braces on?
A: Getting your braces on feels like nothing! I promise that you are in the best hands here and the process of getting your braces on is painless. Expect some minor discomfort the day following your braces application, but hey, that just means things are moving!
Q: How long will I be in braces?
A: Since every patient is a little different it’s hard to say how long you will be in braces for. Generally speaking, the average patient is in braces for about two years.
Q: What should I do if I break a bracket?
A: Broken brackets are bound to happen. If you break a bracket give our office a call and find out if you should schedule an appointment to get it fixed. Many times we will offer the option of waiting until your next appointment to fix the bracket. If it is something that’s causing you pain we will be happy to accommodate you and find an earlier time to repair it. Regardless of the bracket’s urgency, we appreciate the heads up about a broken appliance so that we can allot enough appointment time for you!
Q: Do I still need to see my dentist if I have braces?
A: Most definitely. Regular dental check-ups are very important for your orthodontic health. Remember that clean teeth move faster than dirty teeth; let’s keep those pearly whites shining!
Q: How much are braces and Invisalign?
A: Treatment cost varies based on your insurance coverage and benefits. The good news is we work with most insurances! Our office offers 0% interest payment plans that are very popular amongst our patients. We also offer a discount if you would like to pay for your treatment in full at the day you start.