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Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions – Cumming, GA

We Give Answers to Common Questions

If you are trying to choose an orthodontist, you can have lots of questions on your mind. We want to show you that Serenity Orthodontics is the right place for you! Below we’ve provided responses to some of the most frequently asked orthodontic questions about our services and our practice. If you have others that aren’t discussed here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, and we’ll be glad to address your concerns.

When should my child visit the orthodontist?

We recommend bringing your child to one of our offices around the age of eight. At that point, Dr. Podray and Dr. Lewis can identify alignment problems, monitor your child’s oral development, and potentially start treatment, if necessary.

Why should I straighten my teeth?

Straight teeth aren’t just good for your appearance. When your teeth are crowded, crooked, gapped, rotated, or otherwise misaligned, they often can’t chew food efficiently. They can also wear down more quickly, leading to cracks or breaks in the future. Plaque and bacteria can also build up in hard-to-reach nooks, increasing the likelihood of cavities and gum disease. As a result, straightening your teeth can help you improve your oral health for the long term.

Do you treat children and adults?

Absolutely! Although many view orthodontic care as treatment meant just for kids or teens, adults can certainly benefit from these procedures. We welcome any patients who are at least eight years old and above, including adults.

How long will orthodontic treatment take?

Your treatment plan and timeline will heavily depend on the severity of your teeth’s misalignment and which treatment method we decide to use. When you have your complimentary consultation with Dr. Podray or Dr. Lewis, they can give you a more accurate timeframe for your treatment. To help your treatment move more quickly, we may be able to use advanced technology like Propel and AcceleDent.

What is InBrace, and how does it work?

Unlike traditional braces, InBrace is placed on the back of teeth and make adjustments to alignment without impacting your appearance. The small hidden wire applies gentle force from behind to shift teeth into their ideal position.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Yes, we do! We are always looking for ways that our patients can get the most value out of their coverage. Our team is happy to review your plan, explain your benefits, and file claims for you. We also have several financing options that can help you save money on your treatment.