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Common Questions About Orthodontics

Posted February 9, 2018

Do you have questions about orthodontic treatment? If so, you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontists, Drs. Burris, Fiegle and Plunkett, are happy to help you find the answers and information you need so you can know more about orthodontics. The more you know, the better. So, to help you, they are happy to provide the answers to commonly asked questions about orthodontics.

Q: How does orthodontic treatment align the teeth?
A: Your orthodontist will align the smile by adjusting the orthodontic appliance you use. When adjusting the appliance, pressure will be applied to the teeth. That pressure will move the teeth into the right places.

Q: What appliances are available?
A: Typically, braces and aligners are used to align the teeth. There are many different types of braces available, including metal and ceramic braces.

Q: How long does treatment take?
A: Treatment depends on the severity of the misalignments in your teeth and jaw. However, treatment typically averages to be about 18-30 months.

Q: Does treatment hurt?
A: You’re adjustment appointments do provide a little bit of discomfort one to two days after the appointment, but this is to be expected and can be managed. This means your teeth are moving!

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about orthodontic treatment in [city], [state], please contact [practice_name] at [phone] at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for!