Frequently Asked Questions
- How long will I have to wear my braces?
Every case is different, and we treat it uniquely. Dr.Jatan will prepare a customized treatment plan during the course of your consultations. Rest assured, our objective is to provide speedy yet lasting results.
- Do braces hurt?
Some patients may experience mild discomfort after the initial bonding appointment, including some tenderness or soreness.
- At what age should a child see an orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children are seen by an orthodontist at the age of seven. When your child visits our office, we will take baseline records. Dr.Jatan will monitor their growth and development to make sure teeth are coming in right and bones are forming correctly.
- Will braces interfere with my school activities like sports or playing an instrument?
No, they shouldn’t. It may take a few days to get used to the braces, but our patients are usually able to continue participating in sports and playing their musical instruments during the course of their treatment with no problem or pain.
- How much do braces cost? Are there financing options available?
Every treatment plan is customized to meet the patient’s individual needs. Given that each case is different, the cost of treatment also varies from patient to patient. We customize our treatment plans to meet the patient’s individual needs, as best as we can.
- Can I wear braces even though I have crowns and/or missing teeth?
Yes, absolutely! You can even do Invisalign, if that is something you want.
- Do you have non-metal treatment options?
We offer Invisalign as a metal-free option. Invisalign is a series of clear trays which move your teeth. We also offer clear braces for patients who want to keep treatment discrete.
- How long will I have to wear retainers after treatment?
Retainers are really for life, you simply wear them less and less as time passes. Dr.Jatan will make sure that you get the right type of retainer prescribed for your individual smile and let you know how often to wear them.