Answers To Your Important Braces Questions

4 Common Questions About Braces - Walker Orthodontics of Chandler AZ There are many qualms people face when deciding to follow through with their dentists’ suggestion for orthodontics. Many people feel they may have missed their opportunity for braces as a child, and fear them as adults. Many patients also worry about the potential pain you experience during the orthodontic process. Dr. Walker, Chandler orthodontist, has answers to the frequently ask braces questions and how they may affect your treatment plans.

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Am I Too Old For Braces?

Although receiving orthodontic care for your teeth is beneficial at a young age, many adults choose to improve their smile with braces. In fact, over one million adults in the U.S. today have opted for the treatments. Studies have shown that 33% of Americans stated that they are unhappy with their smile, so what’s stopping you from receiving top rated orthodontic care to improve your smile?


Do Braces Hurt?

It’s safe to say that most everyone in the world is afraid of pain, and we’d take all the measures we can to avoid inflicting pain upon ourselves. During the application process of the braces, and tightening during your course of treatment, is best described as pressure on your teeth. It may feel slightly sensitive and sore.


Do I Need A Referral From A Dentist?


Orthodontists do not require a dental referral, but a dental exam could be beneficial before orthodontic treatment.

It is not a requirement to have a dentist referral to visit your orthodontist. You can arrange a consultation with the Walker Orthodontics team in Chandler to arrange your first visit. Although it is not necessary, it is still a good idea to see your dentist for a checkup prior to any treatment.

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Do Braces Just Straighten Teeth?

Many Americans have come to believe that the only benefit of orthodontic treatment is to straighten teeth, however that is not the case. Orthodontic treatment also helps the doctor to learn about your bite, facial profile, oral growth and overall dental health.


If you have more questions about orthodontic treatment send your questions to the Walker Orthodontics team. The office is warm, and inviting, putting patients at ease when receiving treatment. If you’re ready to take the next step in improving your oral health, make the call to the top rated orthodontist in Chandler for a consultation.

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