Drs. Wiltshire and Brassington have provided this page of answers to frequently asked questions to help you learn more about orthodontics in Richmond, Glen Allen, Midlothian, and Ashland, Virginia, and better understand your treatments. To learn more, and to make your appointment with our experienced orthodontists, contact Richmond Orthodontics today.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry. It focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusion (bad bites), TMJ (jaw joint) disorders, and facial abnormalities.

What is an orthodontist?

Orthdontists are dentists who have completed 2-3 additional years of training following dental school. This training focuses on straightening teeth, correcting misaligned jaw structures, and improving the beauty and function of your smile.

When should my child have an orthodontic exam?

It is recommended that children visit the orthodontist for the first time at about age 7. However, orthodontic care is available to patients of all ages.

What are braces?

Braces are an orthodontic treatment consisting of wires and brackets that gently moves your teeth to improve your smile. There are several types of braces available to meet your needs. The average time for braces treatment is 18-24 months.

How do I schedule my next appointment?

Just call Richmond Orthodontics! Our friendly team will be happy to help you make your appointment with Drs. Wiltshire, Brassington, and Bibona.

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