Posted .

Because orthodontic treatment can be confusing and overwhelming, many people have many questions about aligning their smiles. If you’re one of these people, our Straight Smile orthodontic team is more than happy to help you.

To give you the information you’re looking for, we are happy to provide the answers to the following frequently asked questions about orthodontic treatment in College Park, Maryland:

Question No. 1: When is it recommended to have an orthodontic evaluation?

Answer No. 1: According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it’s recommended to receive an orthodontic screening around the age of 7. This is because, at this age, the teeth and jaws are developed enough that Dr. Christopher Liang can determine if any serious bite or alignment issues will develop in the future.

Question No. 2: Why is it important to align your teeth at a young age?

Answer No. 2: It’s important to align your teeth at a young age because the jaw and facial muscles are still developing. This makes it easier to move the teeth into place. However, adults are more than welcome to align their smiles. The treatment will just be a little different compared to treatment for a child.

Question No. 3: What are the different types of braces?

Answer No. 3: There are many different types of braces, including metal braces, ceramic braces, Damon braces, and clear aligners. Some of these appliances are more visible than others, but they all have the same goal—to align your teeth.

Question No. 4: Will treatment be painful?

Answer No. 4: Usually your teeth will be sore for a few days after you first start using your appliance and after any adjustment sessions. This is typical because there will be pressure in your mouth that your teeth aren’t used to.

If you have any questions that weren’t included in this blog, please remember that you can always call our office at 301-841-9348. Our orthodontic team is happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!