Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions regarding orthodontic treatment. For further assistance, or to schedule a consult with Dr. Tendler, please use our Contact form or call our office: Tendler Orthodontics Boca Raton Office Phone Number 561-826-7955.

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What is orthodontics?

Why do I need to see an orthodontist?

At what age am I supposed to start treatment?

What is the cost of braces?

Does my insurance pay for it?

Do braces hurt?

Am I too old for braces?

What is the average treatment time?

Do I need impressions for dental molds?

What is the iTero?

Am I a candidate for Invisalign® treatment?

Why are x-rays needed for treatment?

How do I adjust to life with braces?

Which foods should I avoid?

How do I brush my teeth and floss with braces?

How often do I need to come to the office for an appointment?

What are the rubber bands for? Will I need them?

What if something breaks?

Will braces stain my teeth?

Do I need to see my dentist during orthodontic treatment?

How long will I have to wear my retainers?

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