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Would you like to learn about orthodontic treatment? If so, our Maynard V Davenport Orthodontics orthodontic team is happy to give you the answers you’re looking for!

To help you, we have provided the answers to the following frequently asked questions:

Question No. 1: When should my child have an orthodontic evaluation?
Answer No. 1: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should receive an orthodontic evaluation by 7 years old. This is because the teeth and jaws are developed enough for Dr. Maynard Davenport to notice signs of misalignment.

Question No. 2: Why is aligning the teeth at a young age important?
Answer No. 2: Research has shown that alignment issues can be corrected more easily at a young age because a child’s jaw and face bones are still growing and are flexible.

Question No. 3: What are the different types of braces?
Answer No. 3: Types of braces include metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners. Some of these appliances are more visible than others, but they all have the same goal—to align your teeth.

Question No. 4: Will treatment be painful or uncomfortable?
Answer No. 4: Usually your teeth will be sore for a few days after you first start using your appliance and after any adjustment sessions. This is typical because there will be pressure in your mouth that your teeth aren’t used to.

If you have more questions, please don’t be afraid to call our office at 928-367-2939 and talk to our orthodontist, Dr. Maynard Davenport, or a member of our team. We are happy to answer your questions about orthodontics in Lakeside, Arizona!