3 Questions to Ask the Orthodontist Before Getting Braces

If you are considering getting braces, there are a few questions that you should first ask your orthodontist. These questions will help you to decide what’s best for you so that you can feel confident getting braces.

This is a big decision, and it’s something you don’t want to jump into before understanding a few things about what it is like to have braces. You will want to make sure you thoroughly discuss the topic with your orthodontist beforehand. Here are 3 questions to ask:

1. What are the Benefits of Getting Braces?

It is important that you fully understand what the benefit of having braces will be for you. Is it to align your teeth, to correct an overbite, or for some other similar issue?

You will want to make sure that your orthodontist fully explains what braces will do for you before making a decision. 

It is also important to remember that braces are not just there to give you a straighter smile. They can also help correct jaw issues, make eating easier, and improve your dental hygiene.

2. What are the Lifestyle Changes of Getting Braces?

It is also important that you discuss the lifestyle changes associated with getting braces. You want to be prepared for the changes that you will have to make.

For example, you should ask your orthodontist about how to keep your teeth clean, how to eat, and what you can eat. You also need to understand what kinds of food you may have to avoid.

If you are prepared for the changes you need to make, your treatment will be much more successful. At Fleming Orthodontics, we will make sure you are fully informed. 

3. How Long Will You Need to Have Braces?

You will also need to ask your orthodontist just how long you will need to wear your braces. This is important as everyone is different, and you may need to have them for a longer or shorter amount of time than someone else. You don’t want to be surprised by the time it will take after you’ve already committed to the decision. 

Serious corrections will take much longer than small issues. Your orthodontist will be able to tell you the severity of your problem and how that affects the length of your treatment plan.


If you are thinking about getting braces, there are a few questions that you should ask your orthodontist before making a decision. This is a big step, and you don’t want to jump into it until you have all the facts. At Fleming Orthodontics, we’re happy to answer all of your questions so you can make the right decision for your life!

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Dr. Patty Fleming