1. When should my child see an orthodontist?

2. What are the early warning signs of a bad bite?

3. What is early or interceptive treatment?

4. What is comprehensive/full treatment?

5. Does everyone need early/interceptive treatment?

6. Will my child need full braces later if (s)he has early/interceptive treatment?

7. Why don’t we wait to start orthodontic treatment until all the permanent teeth are in and just “do it once”?

8. Can treatment really affect my child’s adult facial appearance?

9. Can interceptive treatment have an effect on the need to extract permanent teeth?

10. Will interceptive treatment followed by a later stage of comprehensive treatment be more expensive?

11. Am I too old for braces?

12. Can I wear braces even though I have crowns, root canals, or missing teeth?

13. What are some possible benefits of orthodontics?

14. Do you extract teeth as part of orthodontic treatment?

15. If I already have an appointment, do I need to notify the office if I have something broken?

16. How long does orthodontic treatment take?

17. Do braces hurt?

18. Why should I choose an orthodontic specialist?

19. How do I schedule an appointment for an initial examination?

20. Is it required that my family dentist refer me to your office?

21. What will I learn from the initial examination?

22. How much will braces cost?

23. What are orthodontic records?

24. How often will I have appointments?

25. Can I schedule all of my appointments after work or school?

26. Will my teeth become straight as I grow, or will my bite problem self-correct with time?

27. Are there foods that I cannot eat while I have braces?

28. Can I still play sports while wearing braces?

29. How often should I brush my teeth while wearing braces?

30. Do I need to see my family dentist while in braces?

31. What is considered an emergency? How are they handled?

32. Will I need retainers?