|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
1. How old should my child be before seeing an orthodontist?
Answer: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child be seen by an
orthodontist by age 7.
2. Should I wait until my child has all the permanent teeth before seeing an orthodontist?
Answer: No. Many orthodontic problems such as malposition, alignment problem, jaw growth
problems can be detected by age 6. Jaw relation problem and conditions leading to jaw relation
problems are best treated early to avoid more serious problems later on.
3. Am I too old for braces?
Answer: Adults who have good supporting bone structures are never too old for braces. Our office
provides comprehensive orthodontic care to a large number of adults who benefit from orthodontic
treatment and enjoy the benefits of having a beautiful healthy smile.
4. How much do braces cost?
Answer: The cost depends upon the problem types, the required treatment and the types of braces. It
can be as little as a few hundred dollars up to few thousand dollars. After the examination, the
orthodontist can tell you how much it will cost. This varies from one person to another.
5. Is it affordable?
Answer: Yes. Almost everyone can afford braces at our office. We do our best to offer flexible plans to
accommodate any budget. We offer monthly payment plans. We also accept major credit cards:
Discover card, Master Card and Visa.
6. Do you accept insurance?
Answer: Yes. We accept most insurance plans. The office will submit all necessary paperwork on
behalf of our patients at no charge to help maximize your insurance benefit.
7. Do I need to be referred by my dentist?
Answer: No. You do not need a referral from your dentist. You may call to schedule an appointment
with our office yourself.
8. What is an orthodontist, any way?
Answer: An orthodontist is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
9. How many years of school does it take to become an orthodontist?
Answer: It takes 22 years!