At Siree Orthodontics, We’re Here To Answer All Your Questions About Orthodontic Treatment. Please Review Our Most Commonly Asked Ortho Questions Below, Or Click Here To Ask Us Directly If You Can’t Find What You’re Looking For.
What Age Groups Do You Offer Services To?
Child Orthodontics, Teen orthodontics and Adult Orthodontics.
How Long Will It Take?
After a comprehensive exam performed by the doctor we will present you with an estimate of the time it would take to enhance your smile.
How Much Will It Cost?
In order to get a good estimate of how much it will cost, you will need to have an initial examination. We will review your insurance policy and help to maximize your benefit and file your claims.
What Are The Payment Options?
We accept insurances and are happy to provide you with a breakdown of benefits. Our treatment co-ordinators are capable of submitting insurance claims on your behalf. The financial team is able to extend no interest payment plans to ensure that treatment is within reach for all patients needing a smile enhancement.
What Can New Patient’s Expect On Their First Visit?
A complete and thorough examination to be completed alongside a full set of records. The examination is followed by an explanation of the options available in terms of the treatment and financial obligations.
Will I Need To Have Teeth Extracted For Braces?
Removing teeth is sometimes required to achieve the best orthodontic result. However, removing teeth is not always necessary for orthodontic treatment.
How Often Are The Appointments?
Appointments are scheduled according to each patient’s needs. Most patients in braces will be seen every 4 to 6 weeks.
Does Having Braces Hurt?
After certain visits, teeth may be sore for a few days. In these situations, pain medications such as Advil or Tylenol will ease the discomfort.
Do I Still Need To See The Dentist While I Have Braces?
Yes! Regular check-ups with your family dentist are important while in braces. Your family dentist will determine the intervals between cleaning appointments while you are in braces.
How Often Will I Need To Brush My Teeth With Braces?
Patients should brush their teeth at least three times each day – after each meal and before going to bed. We will show each patient how to floss their teeth with braces and may also provide a prescription for a special fluoride, if necessary.
Will I Ever Need Any Emergency Appointments?
If your braces are causing extreme pain or if something breaks, you should call our office. In most cases, we can address these issues over the telephone. If you require an emergency appointment, we will set aside time for you.
What Is Phase One Treatment?
Phase One treatment, if necessary, is usually initiated on children between the ages of 7 and 10. Phase One treatment usually lasts about 16-21 months. The primary objective for Phase One treatment is to address significant problems to prevent them from becoming more severe and to improve self-esteem and self-image. Decades of research has proven that routine Two Phase treatments did not accomplish any significant difference from one phase of treatment except that it costs nearly twice as much, took almost twice as long and did not achieve as good results.
Will I Need An Expander?
At the completion of the initial examination, we will determine whether a patient will need an expander.
Can I Still Get Braces As An Adult?
A surprising percentage of our patients are adults. In fact, 25 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults. Health, happiness and self-esteem are vitally important to adults. No patient is “too old” to wear braces!
Can I Still Wear Braces If I’m Missing Teeth Or Have A Crown?
Yes. A tooth with a crown will move just like a tooth with a simple filling. When teeth are missing, orthodontic treatment will aid in the alignment of the remaining teeth.
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