Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

At Main St. Orthodontics in Belton, TX, we understand that our patients and their families have many questions about orthodontic treatment. Below are some frequently asked questions divided into two sections: Orthodontics for Kids and Orthodontics for Adults, to help provide you with the information you need. 

Orthodontics for Kids

At what age should my child first visit an orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age seven. This allows for early identification of potential issues and timely planning for treatment if necessary.
Why might my child need orthodontic treatment?

Children may need orthodontic treatment for various reasons, including crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth, overbites or underbites, and jaw growth issues. Treatment can improve your child’s oral health, function, and appearance.

What are the signs that my child might need braces?
Signs to watch for include difficulty biting or chewing, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, crowded or misplaced teeth, and jaws that shift or make sounds.
How long does treatment typically last for children?

The duration of orthodontic treatment for children varies depending on the complexity of the case, but typically ranges from 18 months to 3 years.

Orthodontics for Adults

Is there an age limit for adult orthodontic treatment?
There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Adults with healthy teeth and gums can benefit from orthodontic treatment to improve aesthetics, oral function, and health.
What are the treatment options available for adults?
Adults can choose from a range of orthodontic treatments including traditional metal braces, clear or ceramic braces, self-ligating braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign Clear Aligners.
How do adult orthodontic treatments differ from those for children or teens?
Adult treatment may take slightly longer due to the maturity of the jawbone and gums. Additionally, treatment for adults often needs to account for more comprehensive lifestyle considerations.
Will braces affect my daily life as an adult?
Modern orthodontic treatments are designed to be as minimally invasive to your daily life as possible. With options like clear aligners and lingual braces, many adults find it easy to adapt to treatment.

Still Have Questions?

If you have more questions or need specific information about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. At Main St. Orthodontics, we are always here to provide you with the information and support you need. Call us or visit our office in Belton, TX. 

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Christa W.
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This orthodontist office is wonderful! Very friendly and caring staff. Jennifer was awesome. My daughter is getting braces and they were very informative and explained everything to her that she wanted to know. They were also very helpful and flexible and helping me find the right payment options for me without insurance. I would definitely recommend them.
Stacy O.
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Dr. Jacobs and his staff are always warm and welcoming! My son was in braces for about 1 1/2 years and a retainer for 9 months. They provided exceptional quality service every time we were there! I definitely recommend them for all of your Orthodontic needs
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Everyone was so nice and patient with my kiddo, who has severe dental anxiety. They explained every step so that he knew what to expect, and shared in his joy and excitement once the braces were applied.

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2853 N Main St Suite 1 Belton, TX 76513

Phone: (254) 233-2037 

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