Frequently Asked Questions

Navigating through the journey of orthodontic treatment comes with its share of questions and considerations. At Vista Orthodontics, where we proudly serve communities across Florida, we understand the importance of clear and accessible information. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by our patients — as well as those considering orthodontic treatment for the first time.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that children should have their initial orthodontic assessment by age 7. Early evaluation allows for the timely identification and management of potential orthodontic issues.

Yes, adults can achieve great results from orthodontic treatment. It’s increasingly popular for adults to seek treatment for both aesthetic improvements and to enhance oral functionality.

The length of treatment varies widely, depending on the complexity of the case and the chosen method of treatment. Generally, it ranges from 18 months to 3 years, with the specific timeframe determined by a personalized treatment plan.

Tooth extraction for orthodontic purposes depends on individual space requirements and case severity. Our approach aims to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, utilizing advanced techniques to reduce the need for extractions.

Some discomfort is expected as teeth adjust to orthodontic appliances, particularly after fittings and adjustments. This discomfort is usually minor and temporary, manageable with common pain relief methods.

Invisalign is a system of clear, removable aligners used to straighten teeth discreetly. It’s suitable for many patients, offering a less visible alternative to traditional braces. Eligibility for Invisalign can be determined during a free consultation at our office.

Typically, orthodontic check-ups and adjustments occur every 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the individual treatment plan.

Maintaining oral hygiene with braces involves thorough brushing after meals and daily flossing. We provide guidance on effective cleaning techniques for patients with braces.

Contact our office immediately if you experience any issues with your braces or lose an Invisalign aligner. Prompt action allows us to address the problem and keep your treatment on track.

Costs vary based on treatment complexity and type. At Vista Orthodontics, we strive to make orthodontic care affordable, offering various payment plans and financing options to accommodate different budgets. We invite you to schedule a free consultation to discuss treatment costs and explore financial solutions tailored to your needs.

More Questions? We’re Here to Help!

Should you have further questions or wish to begin your orthodontic journey, the team at Vista Orthodontics is here to guide you every step of the way. Our commitment is to ensure you receive comprehensive care tailored to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.