Orthodontics: Questions and Answers

Orthodontics: Questions and Answers
Posted on 06/14/2017

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Dr. Pritchard and the team at Pritchard Orthodontics understand that our patients in the Amboy, WA area have questions about their orthodontic treatment. We take the time to address each patient’s questions or concerns about their treatment and its results. Some of the most frequently asked questions we receive are:

Q: What kinds of treatment options do I have to get straighter teeth and healthier smile?

A: Your consultation is the best time to ask the doctor which treatment options are available to you that will ensure the best outcome for your individual needs. Dr. Pritchard will discuss your treatment goals with you and help you learn about the options available to achieve them. Some of your options include: traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, or alternative treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners.

Q: What Is Invisalign?

A: Invisalign clear aligner trays are an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material that is customized by Dr. Pritchard for each patient’s specific needs and treatment goals. When worn, the Invisalign aligner trays exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to help orient them to a new, more effective, and attractive position within the mouth. 

Q: What kind of preparation is needed to get braces?

A: It’s always a good idea to ask questions like these to ensure that you’re comfortable with undergoing orthodontic treatment and that it fits conveniently into your schedule and budget. You may find that you need to make just a few changes to your daily routine to have a faster, more successful treatment outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Pritchard will discuss with you any recommended diet or lifestyle changes so that you’ll be prepared and ready by the time your orthodontic treatment begins. 

Q: Should I expect any pain while I have braces?

A: A lot of people who could readily benefit from orthodontic treatment shy away from the idea because they fear it might be a painful process. This is a common concern for many patients, and it’s one that you should talk about with your orthodontics provider. The Name Orthodontics team will explain exactly what to expect and how to treat any discomfort their patients may experience.

Q: What is the Cost?

A: Your options vary in cost due to the process of fitting and installing the appliance, the type of appliance, the cost of materials, length of treatment, and your orthodontist’s office fees. Many patients of Dr. Pritchard in the Amboy, WA area choose these alternative options because the span of treatment may be shorter.

Q: How Do I Get Started?

A: Dr. Pritchard and the team at Pritchard Orthodontics treat their patients in the Amboy, WA area with a variety of orthodontic treatment options. To find out if Invisalign, braces, or other treatments can help you, don’t hesitate to contact Pritchard Orthodontics!

Dr. Pritchard and the team at Pritchard Orthodontics are experts in orthodontics. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Hockinson, WA, Amboy, WA, Brush Prairie, WA, Yacolt, WA, Vancouver, or Battle Ground, WA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Pritchard contact Pritchard Orthodontics at: 360-667-4111