Common Ortho Questions

How long will it take?

Orthodontic treatment is different for everyone. It depends on where your teeth started and how you want them to finish. However, the techniques Dr Kenworthy has developed allow you to reduce the time you have to wear braces by up to 9 months!

How often do I have to come in?

Dr Kenworthy needs to see you periodically to ensure optimal treatment.  For most patients, he will monitor you once every couple months. However, if you need to be away for a while, he can even monitor the movement and positions of your teeth digitally through your smart phone.

What about insurance?

Your dental or medical insurance may or may not cover a percentage of the fees for orthodontic treatment. While we cannot render services on the assumption that our fees will be paid by an insurance company, we will gladly provide any necessary information that is required by your insurance company for you to file a claim. 

Do I still need to see my dentist for cleanings during orthodontic treatment?

Yes. Dr Kenworthy feels it is very important for his patients to continue their routine dental care with their dentist. In fact, we suggest you coordinate dental cleaning appointments with your orthodontic adjustment appointments. We will be happy to schedule your appointment so that your brace wires can be removed prior to going to the dentist.  After the cleaning the wires can be replaced to continue your orthodontic treatment.

Do I need a referral from my dentist to be seen by Dr Kenworthy?

No. You or your child can have an orthodontic evaluation at any time. The initial consultation is complimentary. Dr Kenworthy will be happy to furnish your dentist with a report of his orthodontic findings and recommendations. A close working relationship will most likely already exist between our office and that of your dentist.

What about pictures?

Life happens, right? What if you have braces on when you need a pic taken – school photos, senior photos, wedding photos? Since ALL our options are invisible, it is simple to make the appliances disappear during your photo shoot for NO ADDITIONAL COST.

What would you do if this were your kid?

Dr Kenworthy, his wife, and five sons have all had orthodontic treatment. He treats you like family. First he will explain the problems he finds, then the options to treat them. When he says, “this is what I would do” he means it.