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If you’re interested in aligning your smile with orthodontic treatment in Santa Rosa, California, then you must have a lot of questions. To help you, our orthodontic team is happy to provide the answers to the following questions that are frequently asked:

Question No. 1: When is it recommended to see an orthodontist for an evaluation?

Answer No. 1: The AAO, which is the American Association of Orthodontists, recommends receiving an orthodontic evaluation around age 7. This is recommended because the teeth and jaws are developed enough to notice any signs of misalignment or bite issues in the future.

Question No. 2: Why is it important to align your teeth at a young age?

Answer No. 2: It’s important to align your teeth at a young age because your skeleton is still growing and it’s still flexible. This makes it easier to move and shift the teeth. It’s also better to align your teeth when you’re young because it will allow you to grow into a beautiful and stunning smile that can last a lifetime. However, adults are also more than welcome to align their smiles. The treatment might just be slightly different.

Question No. 3: What are the different types of braces?

Answer No. 3: There are many different types of braces you can choose from, including metal braces, clear aligners, ceramic braces, Damon braces, and more. Some of these appliances are more noticeable than the others while some are more expensive or have different treatment times. Feel free to call our office to see which treatment is right for you!

Question No. 4: Will treatment be painful?

Answer No. 4: There will be times when your teeth are sore from the pressure and from moving positions. This is completely normal. It might make chewing a bit difficult at times, but it should only last a few days. To treat the discomfort, you can take over-the-counter painkillers.

Obviously, there are more orthodontic questions in the world today, so if you would like to know more, please remember that you can always call Victoria Lynskey DMD, MDS, Orthodontist at 707-525-1180 and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you are interested in aligning your teeth. We look forward to hearing from you!