Ortho Perfection

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to see an orthodontist?

Contrary to seeing a medical specialist, you do not need a referral to see an orthodontist.

At what age should my child see an orthodontist?

Usually by age 7 years old or before if the dentist recommends it.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Most patients of all ages can be treated with Invisalign. The cases must be carefully selected by the orthodontist.

At what age can I have surgery?

Surgery can sometimes be done as early as 14 years old. What is most important is to be sure that the patient has stopped growing.

What different appliances are available?

The options offered depend on the cause of the orthodontic problem. We have several choices available:
• Metal Braces
• Clear Braces
• Invisalign®

What can orthodontic treatment do for you?

• Improve the appearance of your smile
• Make brushing and flossing easier and more effective
• Improve jaw alignment and functionality


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