At Santucci Orthodontics, we know that many people have questions about their orthodontic treatments. Dr. Phil Santucci has provided answers to some of the most common questions our patients have. If you have more questions, or to make an appointment with our board-certified orthodontist in Phoenix, Arizona, please call us today at 480-948-8618.

Why Is Orthodontic Treatment So Important?
Healthy Smile: Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to maintain and clean, leading to such problems as tooth decay and gum disease. A bad bite can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces and difficulty in chewing and speaking.

Beautiful Smile: If you are not confident in the way you look, your self-esteem suffers. A beautiful smile enhances one’s appearance and confidence. Without treatment, problems may worsen, proving to be more costly and serious in the future.

What Does Orthodontic Treatment Involve?
Most of all, treatment involves you. To achieve our desired results, you need to diligently follow our instructions for wearing orthodontic appliances and practicing good dental hygiene. The orthodontist will provide you with braces, retainers, or other corrective appliances which use gentle pressure to move your teeth and jaws into their proper positions.

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
Each case is different, but patients generally wear braces from one to three years. Your treatment time will depend upon the severity of your problem and how well you follow our instructions. Once braces are removed, most patients will wear retainers throughout life to keep their teeth in their new positions. We will determine how long your retainers need to be worn.

What Is the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?
Your orthodontic treatment is an affordable investment that truly pays off. The actual cost will depend upon various factors, including the complexity and severity of your problem and the required length of your treatment.

For more information and to schedule your free initial consultation at our office, contact Santucci Orthodontics today.