Orthodontic FAQs - Dunn Ortho | Woodbury Cottage Grove MN

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Orthodontic FAQs

  • What happens during my initial consultation?

    During your initial consultation, dental records including x-rays and orthodontic photos will be collected. Next, Dr. Dunn will perform a comprehensive oral exam. The findings from your exam will be used to answer four important questions:

    Is there an orthodontic problem?
    What must be done to correct the problem?
    How long will the treatment take to complete?
    How much will the treatment cost?

  • How do I schedule my initial consultation?

    We would love to have you in the office. To schedule your initial consultation contact us either by phone or email.

  • Will teeth straighten out as they grow?

    Without help, teeth are unlikely to straighten out as they grow. Jaw growth can also affect the bite in a variety of ways and it is rare for it to improve spontaneously. As permanent molars begin to erupt, the space available for teeth also decreases as time progresses.

  • At what age should my child visit an orthodontist?

    We recommend following the American Association of Orthodontists guidelines which state that children should have an orthodontic screening at age 7. At the age of 7, most children have some permanent teeth completely erupted, this allows Dr. Dunn to identify any orthodontic issues early on and create a long-term treatment plan.

  • Do I need a referral from my dentist to schedule an appointment?

    No, a referral from your dentist is not necessary to schedule an appointment. While many of our patients come referred to us from their dentist, another large portion of our patients schedule an appointment on their own without a referral.

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