Orthodontic FAQs

At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, we take pride in serving our Sacramento, Placerville, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, and Modesto area patients with professional and informative orthodontic treatment services. Whether you have metal braces, self-ligating braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen, our skilled team is ready to answer your treatment questions. For your convenience, Dr. Hoybjerg put together his list of common orthodontic FAQs for you to view online in the comfort of your home. Read below to learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions we hear around our orthodontic offices.

Orthodontists are dental professionals who identify and fix issues with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and other irregularities of the jaw area. An orthodontist like Dr. Hoybjerg will treat these oral problems with orthodontic treatments such as braces, Invisalign, and other oral appliances.

What Is An Orthodontist?

Some bite problems can be easy to identify and you have probably seen them before! If teeth are protruding out of the mouth, crowded together, or jutting out of position then this is an obvious indication that orthodontic treatment is needed. Watch out for less obvious signs of bite problems or potential bite problems caused by behaviors like speech difficulties, thumb sucking, mouth breathing, or frequent biting of the inner mouth. You may also be able to self-identify your own bite problems like if your teeth don’t meet as expected when you close your mouth or if your jaw bones make a sound or shift when you open and close your mouth.

If any of these bite problem indicators are displayed in yours or your child’s mouth, bring them by your Roseville family orthodontics for orthodontic treatment or consultation.

Braces are one of the tools Dr. Hoybjerg may use to improve the overall health and aesthetics of your smile. There are a number of different types of braces from which to choose:

  • Clear braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Gold braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Self-ligating braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Traditional metal braces

The Hoybjerg team is proud to offer a variety of these orthodontic treatments including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen at their Roseville family orthodontics and other locations.

The length of time necessary for wearing braces will vary depending on a number of factors. Although the treatment can last anywhere from six to 30 months, typically, braces are worn for about 22 months.

The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity, and length of treatment. Our financial coordinator will be happy to review the cost of your treatment and your financing options before starting any form of treatment. With so many orthodontic treatment options, our patients are finding that braces are more affordable now than ever.

Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. A bad bite can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing and/or speaking, and excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue.

Without orthodontic treatment, many oral issues can worsen and require dental care later in life. Beyond this, crowded and crooked teeth are difficult to keep clean. And bad bites could create abnormal wear to the surface of teeth, make it difficult to chew or speak, as well as put extra strain on the supporting bone and gum tissue.

First and foremost, continue your regular checkups with your family dentist. Your family dentist can help determine a schedule best fit for you while you have your braces.

Of course how you maintain oral hygiene at home will make a big difference in the outcome of your smile after braces. Start by always brushing your teeth after each meal and flossing at least once per day. And when it comes to eating, avoid foods high in sugar as it increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth and causes cavities. Last but not least, ask your dentist or orthodontist for a toothpaste that contains fluoride as well as a fluoride rinse.

If your braces are causing discomfort or if an appliance breaks, you should call our office. In most instances, we can address these issues over the telephone. But if you require an emergency repair or comfort appointment, we always have time set aside in our schedule to help patients in these scenarios.

Have More Questions? We’d Love to Hear from You!

Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics is your source for Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and other orthodontic treatments. Our experts are ready to meet your needs and expectations when it comes to investing in your smile. If you live in Sacramento, Placerville, Roseville, Modesto, or El Dorado Hills, we want to help you achieve a happy, healthy smile. Contact your local Hoybjerg Family Orthodontic office today to learn more, or schedule an appointment online!