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Most commonly asked questions about braces

  1. What are the different types of braces? A: There are several types of braces, including metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners (such as Invisalign).

  2. How long does treatment with braces take? A: The length of treatment with braces can vary depending on the severity of the case and the type of braces used, but it typically ranges from 12 to 36 months.

  3. Are braces painful? A: Some patients may experience discomfort or soreness after getting braces, but this is usually only temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

  4. How often do I need to visit the orthodontist while wearing braces? A: Patients usually need to visit the orthodontist every 4 to 8 weeks for adjustments and check-ups.

  5. Can I eat certain foods while wearing braces? A: There are certain foods that should be avoided while wearing braces, including hard, sticky, or sugary foods, to prevent damaging the braces or causing tooth decay.

  6. How much do braces cost? A: The cost of braces can vary depending on the type of braces and the length of treatment, but it typically ranges from $3,000 to $7,000.

  7. Can I play sports while wearing braces? A: Yes, patients can still participate in sports while wearing braces, but it is recommended to wear a mouthguard to protect the braces and teeth.

  8. Are there any age restrictions for braces? A: There are no age restrictions for getting braces, but it is generally recommended to start treatment during the teenage years when the jaw and teeth are still growing.

  9. How do I care for my braces and teeth while undergoing treatment? A: Patients need to brush and floss regularly and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay and gum disease while undergoing treatment with braces.

  10. Will I need to wear a retainer after my braces are removed? A: Yes, patients will usually need to wear a retainer after the braces are removed to maintain the results of treatment and prevent relapse.

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