General Questions

Do I need a referral from my family dentist to come to your office?

Many of our patients are referred by their dentist. However, a lot of our patients are referred by family and friends and contact us directly for an appointment.

What can I expect from King Street Orthodontics?

At King Street Orthodontics we are committed to creating beautiful smiles. Our goal is to provide the highest level of orthodontic treatment in a fun, friendly, and welcoming environment.

What is the best age to visit an Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening by the age of 7. This initial visit allows us to evaluate your orthodontic condition and needs.

How long will my braces be on for?

Treatment time varies with each patient’s individual case. The range is 12-30 months, with an average of 22 months.

Does your office offer payment plans?

Yes. Treatment fees are based on the patient’s orthodontic needs. We offer a variety of interest-free payment plans. If you have orthodontic coverage, we will submit all claims directly to your insurance company.

How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment?

There are many reasons. Usually it starts with a desire to straighten your teeth and make your smile more beautiful. During your consultation, we will evaluate your bite and the position of your teeth and access how you can benefit from orthodontic treatment.

Do braces hurt?

When your braces are first placed on your teeth, it is common to experience some soreness and discomfort that can last for a few days. In these situations, pain medications such as Advil or Tylenol will ease the discomfort. After most adjustment visits, patients will not longer feel any soreness!

Are there foods I cannot eat while I have braces?

Yes. Avoid foods that are HARD, STICKY or SWEET. Once treatment begins, we will provide a comprehensive list of foods to avoid.

Will braces interfere with playing sports?

You can play sports while wearing braces. We recommend you wear a mouth guard for all contact sports.

What are retainers?

Retainers are mostly used as the last phase of orthodontic treatment. After your braces have been removed or your Invisalign treatment is complete, teeth can shift back to their original position. Retainers are used to hold your teeth straight and are either bonded behind your teeth or completely removable.