Welcome to Braces Guide!

Welcome to Braces Guide!

This website was made for anyone contemplating braces or Invisalign, currently in treatment with braces, or for those interested in the practice of the specialty. We will attempt to answer some of the most common questions we see in practice everyday such as cost and price of braces, pain and soreness with braces, how braces work, emergencies, when to see an orthodontist, how to choose an orthodontist, types of braces, and more!

Girl with braces in orthodontist office
Choosing an Orthodontist 

Choosing a specialist in orthodontics is important. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right orthodontist for you.

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Invisalign™

Invisalign™ is an alternative option for some patients. Clear aligners are used to progressively align the teeth.

Select a Category below for more Braces Information

More Braces Information

Browse Braces Guide to learn more about the whole braces treatment process. Click a category below to start.

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Braces Basics

If you have not had braces before, or if you would like more information about what braces are and how they work.

Patient visits with an Orthodontist
Before Braces

When should you see an orthodontist, how to choose a good doctor, what to expect from an exam and how to deal with multiple opinions.

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During Braces

A general overview of what to expect once treatment begins.

Girl eating hard candy with braces
Common Issues

Pain and soreness with braces, breakage of appliances, and how to deal with orthodontic emergencies.

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After Braces

A critically important phase of treatment, retainers to hold and maintain the correction.

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Financial Considerations

Cost of braces, payment options, and general insurance information.

Woman holding an Invisalign aligner
Invisalign™

Information about Invisalign™ and clear aligner treatment.

Controversial braces topics
Controversial Topics

Extractions, expansion, TMJ issues, and wisdom teeth are a few topics discussed.