More than 4 million people in the United States and Canada are in the care of an orthodontist and are looking forward to a beautiful and healthy smile that's good for life. The potential rewards are better-looking, straighter teeth that are less prone to decay and injury.
As you prepare to make decisions about orthodontics, it's very important to be armed with the facts. Call or visit Boland Orthodontics
to learn more about orthodontics, and how we can be of service!
Why is orthodontics important?
Orthodontics can boost a person's self-image as the teeth, jaws, and lips become properly aligned. It also gives you an attractive smile and is just as important as alleviating or preventing physical health problems.
Without treatment, orthodontic problems may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and chewing and digestive difficulties. A "bad bite" can contribute to speech impairments, tooth loss, chipped teeth, and other dental injuries.
I'm interested in braces. What do I do first?
Call our office to schedule a new patient exam. Your first visit will act as a screening and will determine whether braces are necessary or not. We will be happy to answer all your questions at that time.
Is there a fee for consultations?
At our office, consultations are free!
What types of braces do you have?
Our most popular braces are stainless steel but
we also have invisible (ceramic) braces and Invisalign®. Patients also enjoy "decorating" their braces with our selection of colored elastics.
What is the best age to visit the orthodontist?
We see patients of all ages but we recommend children see us at around age 7, so we can catch early problems if necessary.
Can I make Saturday or evening appointments?
We will always try to work with your schedule. While we don't have evening appointments at this time, we can sometimes accommodate you on Saturday mornings. We also have early (7 am) Friday appointments for patients that want to get in before work or school.
How long will my child have to wear braces?
The average is about 20 months for a comprehensive case, but
each treatment plan is uniquely timed
for each individual.