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Below are the most commonly asked questions our Ocoee and Windermere Orthodontics receive from patients.

Orthodontics FAQ

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by age 7 your child should get his or her first check-up with an orthodontics. Why age 7? By then, your child should have enough permanent teeth for an orthodontics to evaluate the developing teeth and the jaws. Even at this age, Dr. Rose can often see subtle problems even in young children.

Timing is everything – even when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment. “Early” treatment, also called “interceptive” treatment or Two-Phase Treatment, means treatment that is performed while some baby teeth are still present. Learn more

Parents are often the first to recognize when something is not quite right about their child’s teeth or their jaws. A parent may notice that the front teeth don’t come together when the back teeth are closed, or that the upper teeth are sitting inside of the lower teeth. They may assume that their dentist is aware of the anomaly, and that the dentist will make a referral to an orthodontics when the time is right. A referral might not happen if the dentist isn’t evaluating the bit.

All orthodontics are dentists. However, not all dentists are orthodontics. Dentists usually only complete 4 years of general dental education. However, Orthodontics such as Dr. Rose, must successfully complete at least an additional 2 full time years of extra training and studies in an accredited Orthodontics program that focuses of moving teeth and aligning jaws. Unless your dentist has completed this specialty training, he or she is just a dentist.

Treatment time varies for each patient. However, most treatment times are usually 16-24 months. After the braces are removed, we will make custom clear retainers for you to wear to ensure you keep your beautiful smile

Advances in technology have significantly improved the quality of bands and brackets resulting in little to no discomfort. It is normal for you or your child to feel soreness the first 2-3 days after the braces are adjusted. Dr. Rose recommends an over the counter pain medication an hour before each visit to help alleviate any discomfort after placement or adjustments of your braces or clear aligners.

We believe that age should not determine whether adults get braces or not. As long as their teeth, gums and bones are healthy, adults can get braces or clear aligners at any age.


Our adult patients often tells us they feel more youthful and confident because of the compliments they get because they are smiling more after receiving their orthodontic treatment.