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If you have questions about orthodontic treatment, then our orthodontist, Dr. James B. Macomson, is happy to help you find the answers you need. The more you know about orthodontics, the better. So, he is happy to help you by providing the answers to commonly asked questions, like:

Q: How does orthodontic treatment align the teeth?
A: Your orthodontic appliance will shift the smile with the pressure applied by the orthodontist. After each adjustment appointment, the pressure will slowly move the teeth into the desired positions.

Q: What appliances are available?
A: We offer fixed appliances, or braces as they’re commonly called, to align your teeth.

Q: How long does treatment take?
A: The treatment time depends solely on the severity of the misalignments in the smile. The more severe misalignments you have, the longer the treatment will be.

Q: Does treatment hurt?
A: Treatment can cause a little bit of soreness. This is to be expected because the soreness is a sign of the teeth shifting and moving and can be managed.

Do you have any questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, please contact us and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 704-867-3667 and we will be more than happy to help you know more about orthodontics in Gastonia, North Carolina!