FAQLodi CA Orthodontist with over 20 years experience
Is a referral from my family dentist required to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic consultation?
How do I schedule an appointment for an initial consultation?
Is it too late to have braces if I am already an adult?
What will I learn from the initial consultation?
Is there an orthodontic concern, and if so, what is it?
What must be done to correct the problem?
How long will the treatment take to complete?
How much will the treatment cost?
Will I need to have permanent teeth extracted for braces?
How long will my treatment take to complete?
Do braces hurt?
How much will braces cost? Are financing options available? How does my insurance work?
How often will I have appointments?
Do I continue to see my family dentist while in braces?
Are there foods I cannot eat while I have braces?
How often should I brush my teeth while in braces?
Why should I choose an orthodontic specialist?
An orthodontist must complete college requirements before starting a four year graduate program at a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). After dental school, at least two or three academic years of advanced specialty education in an ADA-accredited orthodontic program are required to be an orthodontist. The program includes advanced education in biomedical, behavioral and basic sciences. The orthodontic student learns the complex skills required to manage tooth movement (orthodontics) and guide facial development (dentofacial orthopedics).
Only dentists who have successfully completed these advanced specialty education programs may call themselves orthodontists.
What We Do
Orthodontics isn't just about pretty teeth, it's all about a healthy bite and smile. When you or your child become a patient at Sutter & Suliman Orthodontics, we focus on giving you a smile that will last for a lifetime, one that functions well and looks beautiful.
If you're looking to straighten your smile without braces, Invisalign® clear aligners are a perfect choice for many people. Invisalign straightens teeth utilizing a clear plastic aligner that is virtually invisible. Invisalign is the ideal choice for adults who want a healthy, beautiful smile without metal braces.
Can you imagine middle school or highschool without metal braces? Thanks to Invisalign Teen, metal brackets and wires are no longer a rite of passage for teenagers. Now teens can straighten their teeth and smile while doing it with the convenient, comfortable and virtually invisible treatment.
Metal and Clear Braces
Braces are a popular option for kids and adults who want to have a beautiful smile. Now, thanks to advances in technology, braces have dramatically improved. This means that the discomfort from years past has been significantly decreased. Whether you opt for traditional metal braces or an esthetic choice like clear braces, you’ll love the straight teeth and a healthy bite that braces can achieve.
Please feel free to contact us to set an appointment.
1101 W Tokay Street, Ste. 3,
Lodi, California 95242