Frequently Asked Questions

There are very few orthodontic emergencies. Broken brackets and loose wires, while inconvenient, are not emergencies and can be repaired within normal business hours.

Orthodontic emergencies are defined as severe pain that cannot be relieved with over-the-counter medication or when your teeth are loose during braces treatment and giving you discomfort. While they are extremely rare, these issues may occur. We give our patients the best treatment possible and are available in the event of an orthodontic emergency to assist.

We can usually solve the problem over the phone. However, if you need an emergency appointment, we will make time for you, even if it's outside of regular hours.

No, it is not too late to have braces! Our team has a wealth of expertise and experience to cater to the diverse needs of adult patients. This enables us to provide a wide range of orthodontic solutions and to ensure the best possible outcomes, whether you are looking for a healthier bite or a more vibrant smile.

Being the experts in clear aligner treatment means we can provide comfortable, clear orthodontic treatment without braces, and deliver the smile you deserve in half the time.

Adults are increasingly seeking orthodontic treatment due to advances in technology, making it more comfortable and efficient. Because the bones in an adult's jaw have finished growing, orthodontic treatment may take longer than it does for children or adolescents. However, with proper attention and cooperation, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial at any age. Learn more about adult orthodontics at FreySmiles.

Orthodontic treatment is a comprehensive process that involves careful planning, regular adjustments, and a commitment to good oral hygiene. It begins with an examination and consultation. Once orthodontic issues have been evaluated, we will discuss the types of orthodontic treatment plans you are a candidate for.

Once we decide on the type of braces, we will take x-rays, photographs, and impressions of the teeth to create a personalized treatment plan. We will fit the braces or aligners to the teeth and provide instructions on how to care for them. Regular adjustments and orthodontist appointments are made to ensure that the teeth are moving properly and to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

The end result is a healthy, beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.

It can also correct bite problems, speech problems, and the function of the jaw. Having teeth that are properly aligned can help with keeping them clean and healthy, decreasing the chance of developing cavities or gum issues. Early treatment can also prevent more serious dental issues from developing.

Oral health can have an impact on the rest of your body, so taking care of it can help you stay healthy.

Children should get their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven, according to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). At this age, most children have both baby and permanent teeth. An orthodontist can identify any potential problems that might need early treatment or observation. It is also easier to treat children since their jaws and facial bones are still developing and we can help mitigate and predict issues.

An early orthodontic evaluation allows the orthodontist to identify possible orthodontic issues and create a treatment plan to correct them. Learn more about early orthodontic treatment at FreySmiles.

Orthodontic treatment can vary in duration. It could take anywhere from a few months to several years. The success of a treatment plan varies depending on the gravity of the issue, the kind of treatment being used, and the patient's cooperation.

Regular check-ups and adjustments with an orthodontist are required. Missing appointments or not following the treatment plan could extend treatment time. After evaluating your specific case, your orthodontist can provide you with a precise treatment time estimate.