Frequently asked questions and doubts

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What is orthodontics?
What is an orthodontist?
What are some possible benefits of orthodontics?
What are some signs that braces may be needed?
At what age should orthodontic treatment occur?
What is Phase I and Phase II treatment?
Would an adult patient benefit from orthodontics?
How does orthodontic treatment work?
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
Do braces hurt?
Will braces interfere with playing sports?
Will braces interfere with playing musical instruments?
Should I see my general dentist while I have braces?

Step by step


First visit

You tell us what is the purpose of your consultation and what are you better interested. The doctors will advise you if you need or not an orthodontic orthodontic treatment. It will also give a rough estimate of treatment time and budget.


Patient Records

It consists of taking photographs of the face and mouth, models of your mouth and X-rays to assess the overall health of your mouth. All this will lead to a definitive treatment plan.


Orthodontic Study

We’ll tell each of the steps that follow the treatment and what you will achieve in your mouth and in your face. This is the time for you to do us any questions you want.


Start of treatment

The first visit will take place apparatus about an hour, is the longest and is accompanied by an explanation of oral hygiene and care of the appliance. Then all will be shorter visits about 15 minutes.


End of treatment visit

The doctor takes some new records where the end result is observed, these serve to corroborate the successful outcome with the patient when compared with the initial records.


Retention and reviews

Teeth tend to have moved back to its initial position, especially in the early months. Therefore, the patient should wear a retainer, which is a very simple device that just looks that hold teeth in their correct position. The patient will review every 12 months to check that everything is as when we finished the treatment.

Consult our orthodontic dictionary

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