Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about Orthodontics and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What is an Orthodontist?

Q: What is Orthodontics?

Q: What are some possible benefits of Orthodontics?

Q: At what age should orthodontic treatment begin?

Q: Do adult patients benefit from orthodontics?

Q: How does orthodontic treatment work?

Q: How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Q: What is Phase I and Phase II treatment?

Q: Do braces hurt?

Q: Will braces interfere with playing sports?

Q: Will braces interfere with playing musical instruments?

Q: Should I see my general dentist while I have braces?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

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  • Sunnyvale
  • 516 W. Remington Drive
  • Suite #3
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • 94087
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  • Call: 408-736-8146