When you receive orthodontic treatment, your teeth and sometimes, entire facial structure is altered. It is crucial for treatment to be appropriate and properly completed. An orthodontic specialist has extensive specialized training, which allows them to provide personalized and professional care.

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, an orthodontic screening is recommended at age seven as the majority of children have several permanent teeth by this age.

No, they will not, since the space available for your front teeth does not increase.

No, a patient is not “too old.” Did you know, 25 percent of orthodontic patients are adults?

The overall treatment time for each patient varies. Treatment can range from 12 to 20 months.

Generally, you will be asked to schedule an appointment every 5 to 10 weeks for monitoring.

We ask that parents check-in before dropping their child off.

Wearing braces doesn’t “hurt” per se, but your teeth may be sore for a few days following adjustment appointments.

Yes, you will need to maintain checkups and cleanings with your regular dentist.

You should brush your teeth at least four times a day—after eating and before sleeping.

Once your treatment commences, you will be provided with complete instructions and a detailed list of foods to avoid.

Dear Patients,

We have always been at the leading edge of infection control & follow all the CDC, ADA, and AAO guidelines. Our highest priority is keeping all patients and team members safe. Your health and safety is our highest priority. We implement the following health and safety policies:

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times with the exception of during treatment
  • PPE (personal protective equipment) is worn by all team members at all times
  • Pre-screening via questionnaire and infrared thermometer is required for all staff and patients before entering the office
  • Limited numbers of patients/ staff in office at one time

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at your next visit!

Dr. Mendez and the team at All About Smiles Orthodontics