Frequently Asked Questions | Robert A. Eckelson, D.D.S., P.A.

Below you will find some of the questions most commonly asked by our patients. We have provided answers as well, hoping to calm some concerns and help you make a better informed decision about your orthodontic care. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at (561) 391-6415 or by sending us a message using our online form. We will be happy to help you in whatever way we can.

Q: What is the quickest way to straighten my teeth?

The answer to this question depends entirely on your specific situation. We offer a few orthodontic services that allow for relatively quick treatment times, but specific time frames will depend on the severity of your problems, whether you have any major bite issues, and to what extent your teeth will need straightened.

A couple of our faster orthodontic options include self-ligating braces and Invisalign. Both offer treatment times that are comparable to or even slightly faster than traditional braces. To learn more about each type of orthodontic solution, please visit their individual pages.

Q: How can I fix my crooked teeth on a budget?

We work directly with our patients to determine which orthodontic solutions will fit into their budget. We work closely with most insurance companies to find out ahead of time how our patients are covered. Our in-house payment plan is also an option. Some patients use CareCredit to finance their orthodontic care.

Read all about our payment options here. We can help you determine which payment route will work best for you.

Q: What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a comfortable, convenient, and nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign aligners are made out of a clear plastic material that is comfortable to wear and hard to see. The aligners are designed to be changed out every two weeks in order to shift your teeth directly into place. Our patients love Invisalign because it does not intrude on their lives like traditional metal braces might. Learn more about Invisalign by visiting our service page.

Q: What is TMJ?

The TMJ is also known as the temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint. Problems with your TMJ are considered symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. TMD can cause headaches, jaw aches, earaches, facial pain, neck pain, and more. We can help to alleviate your discomfort with occlusal splints or oral appliance therapy. We can also treat bruxism and snoring with oral devices.

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