At the office of Charles M. Taylor, III, D.D.S., we’re committed to answering your questions and optimizing your results every step of the way. Whether you have adult braces or need a family orthodontist for your children, you’ll always receive the best orthodontic treatment under our roof.
Below we’ve provided common questions new patients ask at the beginning of treatment. If you’re located in Abilene or Sweetwater, TX, schedule a consultation with us today!
Common Questions About Braces & Orthodontic Treatment
Why should an orthodontic specialist complete my treatment?
At what age should I schedule an appointment for an orthodontic screening?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age seven. For most children, several permanent teeth have erupted by this age, allowing the orthodontist to effectively evaluate the patient’s orthodontic condition.
Will my teeth straighten out as I grow and get older?
Is it too late to have braces if I’m already an adult?
How long will it take to complete treatment?
How often will I have an appointment?
Can I drop my child off for an appointment?
Does wearing braces hurt?
Can I still play sports or play my instrument while wearing braces?
Do I need to see my general dentist while wearing braces?
How often should I brush my teeth while I have braces?
Are there any foods I cannot eat while I have braces?
5200 Buffalo Gap Road, Building C
Abilene, TX 79606
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday