Kingwood Orthodontics - FAQs

How long do braces have to be worn?

Unfortunately, there is no definite amount of time for orthodontic treatment. The teeth straightening time frame depends on your specific case and the unique course of treatment chosen. However, the average time frame for braces is around 1-2 years.

Are braces painful?

Overall, braces aren’t typically painful. However, experiencing tightness and slight discomfort from time to time is completely normal.

Do I need to brush more often with braces?

When you have braces, it’s best to brush your teeth at least 3 times a day (and floss) to keep your mouth clean and maintain optimal gum health throughout the straightening process.

What is the best age to visit an orthodontist?

Around age seven, is typically the earliest recommended time to see an orthodontist for an evaluation.

How much do braces cost?

The cost of braces all depend on your course of treatment and what you need, the best way to determine your ballpark costs is through a thorough consultation with Dr. Kimbrough.

Why are braces so important?

Braces do much more than give you a perfect smile, they also help- Prevent bone erosion, aid in speech improvement, prevent gum disease, and improve your overall oral health.

Are there alternatives to metal braces?

Absolutely, as long as Dr. Kimbrough deems you a good candidate, we also offer clear aligners.

Am I too old for braces?

Of course not, adults make great candidates for braces. You’re never too old for a happier and healthier smile!

What happens when my braces get put on?

For traditional braces, the whole process usually only takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Dr. Kimbrough will begin by polishing your teeth and priming them for the bracket adhesive. Next, he will apply the bonding glue, apply the brackets, and seal them in place. Lastly, once the brackets are all set, he will apply your archwire and secure it in place. Pretty simple right?

What happens when my braces get removed?

Dr. Kimbrough will use his tools to gently loosen and remove all brackets and wires. Once the equipment has been removed, any excess adhesive will be gently scraped off. Lastly, he will polish your teeth to ensure that they are completely smooth and ready to shine. Your perfect smile is now complete!

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