Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuing orthodontic treatment can bring up a lot of questions. Fortunately, our Pflugerville orthodontic team is here for you and your family every step of the way! Below are some common questions that we frequently receive as well as their answers. Don’t see your specific question? Feel free to get in touch with us directly, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Pearls Orthodontics works with patients seven years old and older. Your child may not begin wearing braces at this age, but we may recommend early orthodontics for them. The earlier you can see an orthodontist, the more treatment options tend to be available.

Please get in touch with our office as soon as you can and fill us in on the situation. We will want to schedule an appointment and address the situation as soon as possible to keep your treatment plan on track.

The length of a patient’s orthodontic treatment plan depends on a few different factors, like the severity of their orthodontic issues and how well they keep up with their appointments and at-home instructions. During your consultation, we can give you an estimate for how long we believe your treatment will take.

Many patients are candidates for Invisalign®, but certain orthodontic issues are better treated by metal or ceramic braces. Our team can assess your teeth and bite and review your budget, lifestyle, preferences, and needs to help you make the best choice for you.

Most people come to our office because they want a straight, symmetrical smile. However, high-quality orthodontic work can be used to correct overbites, underbites, and crossbites as well as reduce a patient’s odds of developing tooth decay and gum disease, make it easier for them to speak and chew, and help treat TMJ.

Orthodontic care is commonly recommended for adolescents, preteens, and teenagers, but it can absolutely be utilized by older adults to correct malocclusion and straighten teeth. Our team would be happy to create a custom treatment plan to provide you with your dream smile.

While many dentists offer braces and clear aligner therapy, board-certified orthodontists like Dr. Ortiz have completed several additional years of training after graduating from dental school to treat complex cases and provide very efficient and effective care for their patients.

Have another question? Feel free to contact us!

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