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Deciding to align your smile is a big step for you and your oral health, which is why it’s common to have many questions. If you have questions about orthodontic treatment in Pleasant Hill, California, our orthodontic team is happy to help you by providing the answers to the following frequently asked questions about orthodontics:

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 age 7. This is because at this age, the teeth and jaws are developed enough that Dr. Donald W Linck II 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: Fortunately, there are many different types of braces, like metal braces, ceramic braces, Damon braces, and even clear aligners. Some of these options are more noticeable than others and some might be more expensive or might require different treatment strategies. Call our office now to find out which treatment is best for you!

Question No. 4: Will treatment be painful?

Answer No. 4: You generally won’t experience pain, but you can experience soreness and discomfort. This is to be expected because your teeth will experience unnatural pressure that will be forcing them to shift and move. Of course, you’ll be a little sore, but it should subside in a couple days and you can take measures to dull the discomfort.

To learn more, or for more tips and information about orthodontics, please don’t be afraid to call Donald W. Linck II DDS, INC at 925-933-0435 and talk to a member of our orthodontic team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re interested in an orthodontic consultation. We look forward to helping you!