There’s a good chance that any questions you have, others have asked the same things! When you visit us for your complimentary consultation at our Johnson City orthodontist office, we will tell you everything you need to know to help your transition into your new life with braces or Invisalign®.
Use these FAQs to prepare for your consultation, or refresh your memory! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
Are Traditional, Metal Braces My Only Option?
Not even close! We offer a variety of different types of braces, including metal braces, clear ceramic braces, advanced technology LightForce brackets, INBRACE lingual braces (behind-the-teeth), Invisalign® First for kids, Invisalign for teens, and Invisalign for adults.
No matter your age, preference, or orthodontic condition, we have a treatment option to suit your lifestyle.
What Is The Cost Of Braces?
Just like the length of your treatment period, there is no fixed number for the cost of braces. The cost of treatment will depend on the length of your treatment period, your insurance coverage, and the payment plan you choose.
At Local Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have access to affordable, high-quality orthodontic care! We offer a number of affordable payment plans to meet your financial needs! We also accept a wide range of insurance plans to help you manage the cost of braces.
When Should My Child Come in for Their First Orthodontic Exam?
The AAO advises that children receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7. Early screenings can help to prevent problematic orthodontic conditions from progressing. Early detection of conditions that are likely to pose a bigger problem in the near future enables Dr. Jewett to begin the necessary steps toward establishing a healthy foundation for permanent teeth to grow.
Am I Too Old To Start Orthodontic Treatment?
No matter what your age is, you’re never too old to start orthodontic treatment! Orthodontic treatment is ideal for all ages. Anybody who wants to experience their greatest quality of life with a confident smile can benefit from treatment with Dr. Jewett.
We provide a variety of different types of braces, because we want treatment to be convenient and accommodating for you at any age.
Do I still need to visit my dentist throughout my orthodontic treatment period?
Yes! Dental cleanings are still as important as ever. We want to ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy throughout your treatment. Once you visit your dentist, he or she will tell you how often to visit over the course of your orthodontic treatment period.
How Do I Know if I Need Orthodontic Treatment?
This is what your complimentary consultation is for! During your free orthodontic exam with Dr. Jewett, he will complete a thorough assessment of your condition (including complimentary X-rays and photos) and any symptoms you may be experiencing. This assessment will help Dr. Jewett to determine whether you’re in need of orthodontic treatment.
Here are some signs you can assess to determine whether you need treatment:
- You have crowding or spacing
- You have difficulty breathing, or you mouth-breathe often
- You have difficulty sleeping
- You feel pain when opening or closing your mouth
Your jaw pops or clicks when opening your mouth
- Your teeth overlap
- Your top teeth overlap your bottom teeth
- Your bottom teeth overlap your top teeth
- You experience persistent soreness in your teeth or gums
How Long Does It Take To Start Treatment With Braces?
With Dr. Jewett, you can get braces on the same day as your consultation! We offer same day braces, because once you decide to start treatment, you shouldn’t have to wait any longer. Schedule your complimentary consultation today, and you can take the first step toward your new smile.