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Answers to Common Questions About Orthodontics

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If you have questions about orthodontic treatment in Washington, DC, then our Liang Orthodontics orthodontic team is happy to help you! Orthodontics can be confusing and a bit overwhelming, which is why it’s normal to have questions. So, to give you the information you need, we are happy to answer the following frequently asked questions about orthodontics:

Question No. 1: When is it recommended to have an orthodontic 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: 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: You generally won’t experience pain, but you can experience soreness and discomfort. This is to be expected because your teeth will experience unnatural pressure that will be forcing them to shift and move. Of course, you’ll be a little sore, but it should subside in a couple days and you can take measures to dull the discomfort.

To learn more, please remember that you can always call our office at 202-966-7711 and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!