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The process of aligning your smile can be confusing and a bit overwhelming, which is why it’s normal to have questions. So, to help you settle your mind and find the answers you’re looking for, our Bear River Dental team is happy to provide the answers to the following commonly asked questions about orthodontic treatment in Evanston, Wyoming:

Question No. 1: When is it recommended to have an orthodontic evaluation?

Answer No. 1: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should receive an orthodontic evaluation by 7 years old. This is because the teeth and jaws are developed enough for Dr. Nathan Lester to notice signs of misalignment.

Question No. 2: Why is it important to align your teeth at a young age?

Answer No. 2: Research has shown that alignment issues can be corrected more easily at a young age because a child’s jaw and face bones are still growing and are flexible.

Question No. 3: What are the different types of braces?

Answer No. 3: Fortunately, there are many different types of braces, like metal braces, ceramic braces, Damon braces, and even clear aligners. Some of these options are more noticeable than others and some might be more expensive or might require different treatment strategies. Call our office now to find out which treatment is best for you!

Question No. 4: Will treatment be painful?

Answer No. 4: You generally won’t experience pain, but you can experience soreness and discomfort. This is to be expected because your teeth will experience unnatural pressure that will be forcing them to shift and move. Of course, you’ll be a little sore, but it should subside in a couple days and you can take measures to dull the discomfort.

If you’re still in search for some answers to your questions, please remember that you can always call our office at 307.789.5608 and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to give you the information you’re looking for!