Hillstead Orthodontics FAQ

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of dental and facial irregularities.

Anyone can benefit from orthodontic treatment, regardless of age. However, it is commonly recommended for children and teenagers to ensure proper development of the teeth and jaws.

The duration of treatment varies from person to person and depends on the complexity of the case. On average, treatment takes 12-24 months.


Braces are devices that apply gentle, constant pressure to the teeth to straighten them over time.

There are several types of braces, including metal, ceramic, lingual, and clear aligners.

After getting braces, some patients may experience discomfort or mild pain. However, this typically subsides within a few days.

You should brush and floss regularly and avoid eating hard, sticky, or sugary foods. Regular orthodontic appointments are also necessary for monitoring progress and making adjustments.

Office Information

Our office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

You can schedule an appointment by calling us or visiting our website.

Yes, we offer emergency appointments for any urgent orthodontic needs.

We accept most insurance plans and will work with you to maximize your benefits.