Do you have questions about orthodontic treatment in Findlay, Ohio? If so, our Mutchler & Lewis Family Dental Care team understands. Orthodontics can be confusing and overwhelming at times, which is why it’s normal to have questions. So, to help you find the information you’re looking for, we are happy to provide the answers to the following frequently asked questions:
Question No. 1: When is it recommended to have an orthodontic evaluation?
Answer No. 1: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should receive an orthodontic evaluation by 7 years old. This is because the teeth and jaws are developed enough for Dr. Bruce Mutchler & Kathryn Lewis to notice signs of misalignment.
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 the jaw and facial muscles are still developing. This makes it easier to move the teeth into place. However, adults are more than welcome to align their smiles. The treatment will just be a little different compared to treatment for a child.
Question No. 3: What are the different types of braces?
Answer No. 3: Fortunately, there are many different types of braces, like metal braces, ceramic braces, Damon braces, and even clear aligners. Some of these options are more noticeable than others and some might be more expensive or might require different treatment strategies. Call our office now to find out which treatment is best for you!
Question No. 4: Will treatment be painful?
Answer No. 4: Usually your teeth will be sore for a few days after you first start using your appliance and after any adjustment sessions. This is typical because there will be pressure in your mouth that your teeth aren’t used to.
Call our office today at 419-423-0343 if you have additional questions that were not mentioned or answered in this blog. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the answers you are looking for!