Why should I
choose an orthodontic specialist for my braces?
A. You are a unique,
special person. When considering orthodontic treatment, keep in
importance of achieving the best result facially and dentally. An
dental specialist who possesses the knowledge to diagnose and treat tooth and jaw
How can I
recognize an Orthodontic Specialist?
can recognize the orthodontic specialist through membership in the
of Orthodontists (AAO).
out more at the American Association of Orthodontists website)
Why should I choose your practice?
orthodontic specialist, also
holds a degree in mechanical
engineering. For this reason he can
offer you a unique edge in the formation of a
healthier, happier smile. With his knowledge of
development and the
mechanics of braces, Dr. Jusino will recommend the
best course of treatment for
improving your smile.
At what age should a
child have an orthodontic evaluation?
A. The American Association of
Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children be
evaluated by age 7, unless
you suspect a problem at an earlier age.
What is the
benefit of early examination?
examination allows us to determine when we should treat your child for
children seven to eleven years old, certain treatment techniques
benefits- especially in jaw irregularities. Treatment during these
growth stages may achieve
results not possible once face and jaw bones have finished
When is someone too old for orthodontics?
adults account for 25 percent of all orthodontic patients. Less
invisible- braces have
contributed to this increase in popularity. Treatment is more
convenient than ever. Newer
techniques and materials now allow extended intervals
between appointments. It's
never too late to make a change for the better.
A. An attractive
smile and improved self-image is only one of the benefits of
orthodontic treatment. Alleviating and preventing physical health problems
as important. Without treatment, orthodontic problems can lead to tooth
gum disease, bone destruction, TMJ, chewing and digestive difficulties,
loss and other dental injuries.
Will braces hurt?
orthodontic patients experience some discomfort the first couple of
have been placed, and right after braces are tightened. You can take
Aspirin, Advil, or Tylenol to ease the discomfort. For the most
read about the
What are diagnostic records?
Diagnostic Records consist of: (2) x-rays; a panoramic x-ray which
shows all of the teeth,
including those that are under the gums; a cephalometric or
"head" x-ray, which shows
the relationship of
the jaw bones, and how the face is growing;
(8) digital photographs,
impressions of the teeth, and a wax bite.
Why are diagnostic records necessary?
A. The combination of
x-rays, photographs and impressions assist Dr. Jusino in
determining the course of a patient's care and treatment.
What are separators?
A. Separators are
small, high quality elastic disks that go between teeth to create the
space needed for orthodontic bands to be placed around back molar teeth.
What are the parts of the braces?
consist of several different parts that act in conjunction with each
other to move
and align teeth.
these fit on the back molar teeth and act as
an anchor for braces.
Brackets- these are glued to the teeth. Arch-wires: wires
that come in different sizes and
serve the purpose of moving
teeth. Ties: different
over the arch-wire to
hold the wire
to the bracket. Power-chains: ties
that are hooked together in a 'chain'
fashion. Power-chains are designed
to close spaces between teeth, and help turn rotated
Is headgear still necessary for fixing an overbite?
A. Yes, on
occasion it is still necessary to prescribe headgear wear. Depending on
protrusive the upper teeth are, it may be necessary to wear headgear to
protrusion. With the
Damon System, however, most headgear has
What is TMJ?
A. TMJ is short for Temporal Mandibular Joint disorder (jaw pain). The
TMJ can be as simple as headache pain or as unrelated as shoulder pain ...
sometimes it can be tormenting. TMJ can even masquerade as many other
results when teeth and jaws do not fit together properly. Orthodontic
treatment with braces or splint therapy has proven effective in treating
If you or
someone close to you is suffering from this disorder, call us, we're ready to
What foods should I avoid while in treatment?
(link to our what about eating
What is best for dental pain?
A. Aspirin works best for
dental pain, however, Advil and Tylenol are also helpful.
Do I still need to see
my family Dentist for check-ups while in treatment?
A. Yes, you should
maintain your recall visits with your family Dentist so that teeth can
cleaned, examined and a fluoride treatment performed.
How long will I have to wear my braces?
A. After Dr. Jusino personally
examines you, he will explain your treatment plan, and
provide information regarding the approximate time involved in your care. The average
time in braces is usually 18-24 months.
What should I do if a part of my braces breaks or
(link to Orthodontic First Aid)
Can I still play sports while in treatment?
A. Yes, you can
still play sports in treatment, but must wear a mouth guard while
performing the activity.
Dr. Jusino is happy to mold your mouth guard for you.
Can I still play a
musical instrument while in treatment?
A. One can
still play a musical instrument; it will just take a little time to
How much do braces cost?
A. Treatment fees vary,
and depend on the length of time and extent of treatment.
When considering the
orthodontic treatment, keep in mind the benefits
of a lifetime of
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