Orthodontics & Braces in Prince George | Frequently Asked Questions
At Dr. Richard Wilczek Inc., we believe that the key to making the right decisions about your dental health is having the correct information. The following are some frequently asked questions about orthodontics and braces:
Who needs orthodontic dental services?
It is not always easy to tell whether you require orthodontic treatment. However, if you have any of these issues, feel free to make an appointment with us:
- You have crooked and misaligned teeth.
- You frequently cut your tongue against your teeth.
- Your teeth don't close over properly when your mouth is closed.
- You have trouble pronouncing certain sounds because of the way your tongue positions itself on your teeth.
- Your jaw clicks when you wake up.
Our team will be able to assess your symptoms and determine whether you require and will benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Will getting braces interfere with my hobbies?
You can still play sports, musical instruments and enjoy many of your favourite foods. You may need to make some adjustments when you get braces, but life with braces is easier than you think! If you are playing sports, wear an orthodontic mouthguard to protect your braces. Our team will be happy to consult you and answer all your questions.
What foods should I avoid while wearing braces?
Even though braces have become sturdier with modern technology, it is recommended to avoid hard, crunchy or sticky foods such as hard candy and bubble gum, nuts, and pretzels, as they may damage certain components of your braces.
How long will the orthodontic treatment last?
When it comes to the duration of orthodontic treatment, there is no set standard. The course of your treatment will depend entirely on factors like the severity of the issue, the crookedness of the teeth and the treatment you choose to undertake.
If you have any more questions about our orthodontic treatment in Prince George, please reach out to us, and we will get back to you promptly.