FAQs

You may have a lot of questions for your dentist or orthodontist! Here are some of our most frequently asked questions and their answers.

At what age should I schedule an orthodontic appointment for my child?

Children should be seen by an orthodontic specialist by age seven. At this age, Dr. Henry can see your child’s developmental progress and ensure that they are on the right track for a healthy smile.

Do I need a dentist or orthodontist?

Dentists specialize in basic cleanings and restorations. If you would like to ask about crooked teeth, jaw pain, or a poor bite, you need to see an orthodontic specialist. For over ten years, Dr. Henry has been helping patients achieve healthier, more functional, and more beautiful smiles.

What will happen during my first visit?

Dr. Henry and our team will help you feel at home while we take photographs and x-rays. We will learn more about your oral health and help you design a treatment plan that meets your needs.

How long will I wear braces?

The average wear time for traditional braces is 18-24 months. Invisalign wear time averages closer to one year. Your time in braces will completely depend on your unique smile.

How much do braces cost?

The cost of traditional braces or Invisalign varies widely based on your exact needs and your insurance. We may be able to provide you with financing options to accommodate your budget. Our orthodontic specialist would be happy to answer all of your questions about finances after he administers an examination.

Do braces hurt?

Whether you need traditional braces or Invisalign, our orthodontic specialist will ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible. You may notice some soreness as your teeth shift, but we can help you find solutions so that you can feel great while you improve your smile.

Will braces limit my diet?

Some sticky, hard, and chewy foods should be eliminated from your diet while you wear traditional braces. Invisalign patients do not usually need to alter their diets, because they will remove their orthodontics before eating.

How should I care for my teeth while wearing braces?

You should brush your teeth several times each day. If possible, brush your teeth in the morning, after each meal, and before bedtime. The cleaner you keep your braces, the better your results will be!

Have more questions for your dentist or orthodontist? If you would like to learn more about traditional braces, white braces, or Invisalign, just give our office a call. We can help you determine your personal needs and what orthodontic treatments could benefit you.