Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontic Treatment

At The Village Orthodontics in Kyle, TX, we understand that our patients and their families have numerous questions about orthodontic treatment. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help provide clarity on various aspects of orthodontics. 

General Orthodontic Treatment FAQs

When should orthodontic treatment begin?
Orthodontic treatment typically begins in the early teenage years, but some cases may benefit from earlier intervention, known as Phase 1 Orthodontics, which can start around age 7-8.
How long does orthodontic treatment usually take?
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies based on individual needs. On average, treatment can last anywhere from 18 months to 3 years.
Can adults undergo orthodontic treatment?
Absolutely! Orthodontic treatment is effective at any age. Many adults choose orthodontic treatment for both cosmetic improvements and to address dental issues.
How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary based on the type of treatment and the specific details of your treatment plan. We offer a free orthodontic consultation where we provide a comprehensive examination and discuss your treatment options as well as the estimated cost of your treatment plan. We also accept most dental insurances and offer multiple flexible financing options to help make orthodontic treatment affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Braces

What types of braces are available?
We offer several types of braces, including traditional metal braces, clear or ceramic braces, and self-ligating braces, each with unique benefits.
Are braces painful?
While braces can cause some discomfort, especially after adjustments, this is usually temporary. Pain relief can be managed with over-the-counter medications, and our team is always available to offer advice and support.
How should I care for my teeth with braces?
It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including thorough brushing and flossing around the braces. We also recommend regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign® Clear Aligner Treatment

How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for about 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next set in the series, slowly moving your teeth towards their final, optimal alignment.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Invisalign treatment involves gentle and gradual movement of your teeth, so it’s normal to experience some mild discomfort or pressure for a few days after switching to a new set of aligners. However, this discomfort is typically less than what’s experienced with traditional braces and is a sign that the aligners are working.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and how often the aligners are worn each day. On average, treatment can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months, but you may start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
Can I eat with Invisalign aligners in?
You should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents damage to the aligners and maintains oral hygiene. Remember to brush your teeth before reinserting the aligners.
How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?
For the best results, it’s recommended that you wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing.
How do I care for my Invisalign clear aligners?
Rinse your aligners with water every time you remove them and clean them with a soft toothbrush and clear, mild soap. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic. Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting the aligners to maintain optimal oral hygiene.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. The exact cost varies depending on the specific details of your case, such as the duration of treatment and the complexity of your alignment issues. We provide a detailed cost breakdown during your initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Retainers

Are retainers necessary after braces?
Yes, wearing a retainer after braces is important to maintain the new position of your teeth. We offer various types of retainers, including fixed or bonded retainers, Hawley retainers, and invisible retainers.
How long do I need to wear my retainer?
The duration of retainer use varies. Some patients may need to wear their retainer full-time for a period, followed by nighttime-only wear. We will provide a personalized retainer plan based on your specific needs.
Why should I choose The Village Orthodontics for my orthodontic care?
Choosing The Village Orthodontics means you’ll receive care from highly trained and experienced orthodontists in a patient-centered, family-friendly environment. Our practice is equipped with the latest technology to provide the best possible orthodontic care. Contact The Village Orthodontics in Kyle, TX, today to schedule your consultation and get started on your journey to a beautiful, straight smile.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Ashley Hill

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5-star reviews in Kyle, TX
Kasey A.
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We love Dr Ashley and her staff. Especially Meegan!! She is so kind and sweet. She is also very professional. She is always very helpful. The staff has made our experience very enjoyable. We would definitely recommend The Village Orthodontics.
Jane P.
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From the moment I arrived I was greeted and felt welcomed. When I met with Dr. Ashley & Elisa I felt like I knew them from before. I am looking forward to this orthodontist journey with them! They have a great atmosphere and the entire team is positive and fun spirited.
Jennifer W.
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Another great appointment! As always our visit to The Village Orthodontics was amazing. Both my boys are totally comfortable having their teeth worked on. Meegan explains what she is going to do so the boys are at ease. She also lets me know what she did and what the next step will be. Thank you TVO!

Contact The Village Orthodontics


22420 I-35 Frontage Rd, Suite 201, Kyle, TX, 78640

Phone: (737) 404-6091 

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