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Generally, braces do not "hurt." After certain visits, teeth may be sore for a few days. In these situations, pain medications will ease the discomfort. However, after most visits, patients do not feel any soreness at all!...

Orthodontic treatment time obviously depends on each patient's specific orthodontic problem. In general, treatment times range from 12 to 30 months. The "average" time frame a person is in braces is approximately 16 months, but with new technologies the duration can be reduced to less...

It is very difficult to keep crooked and crowded teeth clean, making tooth decay and gum disease more possible. When left untreated, the orthodontic problems only grow worse. Often times, orthodontic treatment can prove less costly than restorative dental procedures to care for tooth decay...

•Upper Front Teeth Protrusion The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward. •Crowding Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt...

While most bad bites are inherited, some are acquired as a result of accidents, dental disease or premature loss of teeth, or bad habits like thumb/finger sucking. No matter the cause of the malocclusion, the problem has affected both the alignment of the teeth and...

Orthodontic treatment is available to patients of all ages. In accordance with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. With early evaluation and diagnosis, children can achieve optimal orthodontic results. Early treatment provides...

Orthodontic specialists have extensive and specialized training that enables them to provide their patients with professional, personalized treatments. While all orthodontists are trained dentists, only six percent of dentists are certified orthodontists....