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Crawfordsville Hometown Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Orthodontics

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As your Crawfordsville dentist, we are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our office. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care. You can also learn more about us on our business page, and make sure to check the map for directions before your visit.

Orthodontics

No, the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique uses low forces to move the teeth not high forces that can cause pain.

The Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique utilizes the latest technology combined with time tested orthodontic techniques to move your teeth quickly and safely.

Yes, as with any orthodontic procedure a retainer is necessary. If you do not want to wear a retainer very long you can have your teeth splinted together.

Yes, we have both small metal and clear braces. The clear braces blend into your teeth making them nearly invisible.

We very rarely extract teeth using the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique.

No, actually since there are fewer visits, the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique is less expensive than Dr. Knuth’s regular braces.

No, the causes for the above complications are individual biology and high forces over a long period of time.The Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique uses low force with a short treatment duration to safely move the teeth.

No. Actually the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique is a low force technique. Many people think we just “tighten” the braces like crazy to get the teeth moving. This would actually slow down tooth movement. To reiterate,the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique is a low force technique.

Usually every 4 weeks for a 15 to 30 minute appointment, and a little longer for the appointment when we put the braces on. Usually orthodontic treatment is completed in 10 visits or less. Also, patients of this office are seen on time, so you will not be waiting long to be seated for your appointment.

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