Traditional Braces FAQ
Are you considering orthodontics in the Philadelphia, PA, area? Knowing what to anticipate throughout the treatment process can help you enjoy a smooth and successful experience. Here, Dr. Kellyn Hodges will answer some of the most common questions about braces below.
How long does treatment typically take?
Because each patient has a unique set of orthodontic needs, treatment times can vary substantially for every individual. On average, most patients can achieve their desired results in about 22 months or less. However, if you have severe misalignment, treatment could take longer.
Can adults have braces?
Absolutely! Braces are not just for kids anymore. Candidates for adult orthodontics must have healthy supporting bone and are free from extensive tooth decay and periodontal disease. If these issues are present, your doctor will recommend restorative treatments to prepare you for braces.
The frequency of your appointments will be determined by your specific, unique needs.
How do I know if my child needs braces?
Even if a child's teeth appear straight, there could be a number of hidden alignment issues affecting bite function and oral health. Therefore, the best way to determine if your child needs braces is to schedule a visit with an orthodontist. As specialists, orthodontists have additional education and training in their chosen field. When you choose Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, rest assured you will be receiving the highest level of care possible.