Orthodontic FAQs

When your child has healthy teeth and good oral hygiene habits from an early age it will help them learn how to speak clearly while smiling with confidence! At Dr. Ackerman’s office in Carmicheal, CA, we are committed to preparing children for a lifetime of healthy smiles. To learn about how orthodontics can improve you and your child’s oral health and overall health, keep on reading!

Yes! For more information or to set up a finance plan, contact our office today.

Yes, we highly encourage you to continue to visit our dentist regularly so we can make sure your smile stays on the right track.

Some may experience slight discomfort, but Dr. Ackerman will recommend medication to help ease any pain.

We’ll let our patients know their estimated completion date. If they miss or reschedule appointments without wearing their elastics, the process will take longer.

For the first year, you need to wear them all day and night. After that – as long as your treatment requires it – retainers can be worn for shorter periods depending on how well they are performing on your smile.

The exact time varies depending on the smile. Generally, treatment time is about 18 to 30 months. 

Since every mouth is different, there is no one set price. Dr. Ackerman will first need to evaluate the smile before pricing can be discussed.

A bite plate keeps the patient from biting into your lower braces and it also helps to correct a deep bite.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child receive an initial orthopedic examination as early as age seven. The timing and type of treatment a patient receives can have vast effects on their result, so it’s important not only for children but also for adults to receive orthodontic care. 

Orthodontics purpose is not just to have a pretty smile, it also works to correct bites and jaw alignment, improving your overall oral health. 

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