You‘ve got questions? We’ve got answers!

Who is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist that has completed 4 years of dental school and an additional 2-3 years of schooling in the science of moving teeth.

What is the best age to see an orthodontist?

It is recommended to have your child see an orthodontist around the age of 7.

How are emergences handled?

Dr. Luddington lives close to his practice and is available at all times.

How long will I have to wear braces?

This is case dependent.  Usually the average time is 18 months.

Do I still see my dentist even though I’m under the care of an orthodontist?

Absolutely!  The care of your teeth is especially critical during braces so it is very important to visit your dentist every 6 months.

How do I schedule an appointment for an initial exam?

Call our office at 801-295-9221! Initial exams are complimentary.  When you call, our receptionist will gather information such as name of the person to be seen, age, what concerns you have for the treatment and insurance information, if applicable.  This way, the insurance information will be collected and all information available to you during the time of your exam.

How bad do braces interfere with my life?

Braces will make a difference for the rest of your life in your smile, self-esteem and overall happiness.  Yes, there will be things you will need to give up for a while, such as popcorn and hard tack candy, but the rewards will be worth the sacrifice!  Once placed, the assistants will talk with you on proper brushing techniques, what to eat, what to avoid and general information that you will need.

How much do braces cost?

This depends on each case.  Sometimes the alignment of the teeth requires a series of adjustments, others require extensive work.  Also, each insurance company varies widely on what they cover so it is best to schedule a consultation where all of this will be discussed.  Dr. Luddington does provide interest free financing and the staff will do all they can to accommodate your financial needs.

Do you only do braces for children?

No! We also straighten adult teeth!  There is no age limit.

If there’s anything we’ve missed, don’t be shy.  Call us at: 801-295-9221