I was not happy with my smile a few years ago. I felt embarrassed because I had crooked teeth and I was afraid to smile sometimes. My mom suggested I get braces to correct my smile. She had heard really good things about Orthodontics Only so she decided to take me there. When I arrived for my consultation, the doctor was very nice and friendly and she explained how my treatment will be. I decided to start my treatment that very same day. Today, now that I have finished my treatment, my teeth are perfect! I am no longer embarrassed to smile. My family and friends are always complimenting me about my new smile and it feels great. Thank you Orthodontics Only! - Steven
My classmates used to make fun of my teeth at school because they were crooked and ugly. This made me very self conscious of my appearance every time I would go out. I was feeling so depressed that I didn't want to go out anymore. My parents were so worried that they suggested I should get braces to fix my teeth. My dad saw an ad on the newspaper for Orthodontics Only and asked me if I would like to go for a consultation. When I stepped in to the office, the receptionist was very friendly and informative. I didn't have to wait long for the doctor to see me. She was very nice and she explained the procedure to me and made it easy to understand. Now after two years of treatment, my teeth are all straight, my confidence came back and I feel great every time I go out. Everyone compliments me about my new smile and some of my friends are considering also getting braces because they see how popular I'm getting now. All thanks to Orthodontics Only and their staff. - David
3 years ago, I thought my teeth were not that bad. But after a friend told me that I might need braces because I had gaps in between some of my teeth that never really bothered me because at that time I was only 12 years old. She had braces before and I noticed how beautiful her smile became after her treatment. I asked her where she got her braces and she told me she went to Orthodontics Only. She also told me she could get me the information in case I wanted to go. I decided to ask my parents to make an appointment and since the consultation is free, they agreed to it. At that time, we had no insurance so my parents asked the receptionist if they have financing and how much the interest rate is. She said they have zero percent financing so my parents were glad about this. Now I'm glad I listened to my friend's advice on getting braces because everybody tells me how beautiful my smile is. Thanks so much Orthodontics Only! - Jacqueline
What Are Braces? Braces are a system of brackets that are bonded to your teeth and hold interconnecting wires. Over time, the steady, gentle pressure applied to the teeth by the braces helps move them into the correct position.
How Long Will I Need to Wear Braces? In general, treatment ranges anywhere for one to three years. The length of time is determined by the condition of your bite and how well you follow through with your treatment.
What Can I Eat While Wearing Braces? To make the most of your treatment, it is important that you follow your orthodontist’s recommendations, which means making adjustments to your diet. Avoid sticky foods like caramel, gum and taffy, plus crunchy foods like corn chips, popcorn and nuts. Hard vegetables and fruit like carrots and apples should be cut into bite-size pieces.
Should I Still Floss While Wearing Braces? Flossing is more important than ever when you have braces. A floss thread, available from your orthodontist or pharmacy, makes it all possible. Dental hygiene is very important especially while wearing braces because you must keep your braces clean.