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If you’re just getting started on your orthodontic journey, we know that you may have many questions and uncertainties. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions our patients ask to help you clarify any concerns you may have.
Do you have other questions that aren’t covered here? Don’t worry — you can find more answers here or simply reach out to us. Our amazing team is always ready to lend a hand!
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What orthodontic problems can you treat at Holy City Orthodontics?
At our practice, our skilled team has experience treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bites
- Jaw pain
- Esthetic alignment
Do you want to find out if you could benefit from orthodontic treatment? Dr. Anderson can evaluate your mouth and help you understand your treatment options during your free initial consultation!
How long does orthodontic treatment usually take?
The duration of your treatment will vary depending on the complexity of your case. On average, treatment can last about 1-2 years. Dr. Anderson will assess your needs and provide you with an estimated treatment timeline during your initial free consultation.
Can adults get orthodontic treatment?
Absolutely! Orthodontic treatment is not limited to children and teenagers. Whether you had braces when you were younger and have experienced some shifting, or you’ve never had treatment before, all adults are eligible for treatment at our office! Many adults seek orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and correct dental issues. Dr. Anderson will assess your specific needs and create a customized treatment plan just for you.
How often do I need to visit Dr. Anderson during treatment?
Scheduling regular appointments with our office is one of the best ways to ensure your treatment stays on track! We typically see patients in braces every 4-8 weeks, and patients in Invisalign every 8-12 weeks to check on the progress of treatment. These visits will allow us to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and address any concerns you may have.
Does insurance cover orthodontic treatment?
Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of orthodontic treatment, but the extent of coverage varies. Our friendly staff will work with you to help you navigate insurance matters and maximize your benefits. Ask us about our flexible payment options with 0% interest!
What age is best for orthodontic treatment?
Whether you’re 5 or 95, you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment! In fact, orthodontic treatment can help people of all ages. It is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists to have an initial orthodontic consultation no later than age 7. An early evaluation gives your orthodontist the chance to spot orthodontic problems and intervene before they become a bigger problem. It’s never too late or too soon to get the smile you deserve!
What types of braces are available at Holy City Orthodontics?
Gone are the days when metal braces were the only option for people with orthodontic issues! Today, there are a variety of braces to choose from — from traditional braces and ceramic braces (tooth-colored braces), to clear aligners like Invisalign. Dr. Anderson will work with you to help you determine the best option for your specific case.
Will orthodontic treatment be painful?
It’s common to experience some mild pressure or sensitivity as your teeth adjust to your new braces or aligners. Our compassionate team will help you manage any discomfort and ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
What’s the cost of orthodontic treatment?
The cost of treatment varies depending on factors such as the complexity of your case and the duration of your treatment. During your free initial consultation, our team will provide you with a detailed estimate of costs.
Can orthodontic treatment fix speech problems?
Yes! Orthodontic treatment can have a positive effect on many speech issues. Sometimes, misaligned teeth or jaw irregularities can lead to challenges like lisping, trouble pronouncing certain sounds, or even difficulties with tongue placement during speech. Orthodontic treatment can create a balanced and aligned oral environment, which means improved articulation and clearer speech.
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We know that navigating insurance coverage and paperwork can feel overwhelming. Whether it’s for yourself or your child, we’ll gladly work together with you to determine your insurance coverage and handle any necessary paperwork. Our goal is to ensure that the payment process is as seamless as possible!
Flexible Payment Options
We work with you to create a customized payment plan that fits your needs! To accommodate your budget, we offer flexible payment plans with adjustable initial and monthly payments. Most of our plans even have 0% interest! Don’t forget to inquire about our paid-in-full and family discounts!
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Our Charleston orthodontic office is located in the Live Oak Square Shopping Center, on the second floor.
Monday - Thursday 8-12/1-5
Friday by appointment only.