According to the AAO, seven is the perfect age to be screened by an orthodontist. Doing so may avoid costly problems from worsening and minimize or eliminate the need for braces altogether.

According to the AAO, seven is the perfect age to be screened by an orthodontist. Doing so may avoid costly problems from worsening and minimize or eliminate the need for braces altogether.

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces can be an uncomfortable process, however, doing everything your doctor instructs of you can make the treatment go quicker and easier. Things your doctor might expect from you could be anything from wearing elastics to avoiding certain foods to prevent breakage.

Anyways, don’t fret! Need an orthodontist in Orlando? Lach Orthodontic Specialists has got you covered.

What To Expect At Your First Consultation

No need to be nervous! It’s not like the doctor is going is going to be poking you with needles.

At Lach Orthodontic Specialists, we pride ourselves on being the best orthodontist in Orlando, so when first arriving to your consult, we’ll give you a brief tour, take new patient pictures for records, as well as x-rays.

Doctor will then come into the room and evaluate you and address all your concerns. Based off of his recommendations, we’ll give you an estimate of how much the cost will be, and pick a payment plan that best suites your needs. 

So no need to panic. That’s it! Quick, easy, and painless.  

Tips to maintaining a healthy smile

As a child, you don’t really know the importance of having healthy teeth. It isn’t until you get in your teens that you start to realize the first thing people look at when they talk to you is your smile. Here are some tips to help you.

1. Go see a dentist

2. Get evaluated by an orthodontist (age 7+)

3. Brush after every meal

4. Floss every night

Pretty simple right. You’d be surprised at the amount of people who skip some of these steps. Doing this will avoid many problems. 

Having your braces come off is probably the best feeling ever! You’ve waited two long years and finally the day has come. Congratulations on getting de-banded today. Hope everyone enjoys our musical :-) 

Check out this cool video showing how essix retainers are made. Pretty awesome!

Devin is a student who attends the University of Central Florida. She wanted orthodontic treatment but didn’t want to make it obvious that she was having her teeth straightened. She decided to go with Invisalign which is a removable therapy that you wear for a minimum of 22 hours a day and only take out to brush your teeth, eat, or drink. Invisalign is often compared to retainers. They look and feel very similar. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation Devin!!!