Frequently Asked Questions

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What will I learn from the initial examination?

There are six essential questions that we will cover during the initial examination:
  1. Is there an orthodontic problem, and if so, what is it?
  2. What must be done to correct the problem?
  3. When should treatment be started?
  4. Will any teeth need to be removed?
  5. How long will treatment take to complete?
  6. How much will treatment cost?

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Premolar Teeth (Bicuspid Teeth)

These side teeth are located between the canines and molars. There are typically two premolars per side giving each individual a total of eight premolars. These teeth are smaller in size than the molars and have shorter roots. Premolars are sometimes extracted during orthodontic treatment to help alleviate crowding and/or correct overbites or underbites. Extraction of these teeth, followed by orthodontic treatment, will not be visible in a smile. Only a dental professional will be aware these teeth have been extracted.