Katsis Orthodontics: FAQs
Here's a list of some of the top questions we've been asked over the years. Please let us know if you have any others!
Q. Do braces hurt?
A: Putting braces on doesn’t hurt but some soreness is to be expected a few days after braces are placed. Don’t worry though because the soreness is temporary! Over-the-counter pain relievers, wax, and warm salt water rinses help ease the initial and temporary discomfort from braces.
Q. Can I afford braces?
A: Our office is committed to making orthodontic treatment affordable for all of our patients. We are IN-NETWORK with all major insurance plans which can save you hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars compared to out-of-network providers. We also offer a variety of 0% interest payment plans through our office! When you come to your initial examination please bring your insurance information so we can determine your coverage and provide payment options and your payment plans.
Q. I am interested in Invisalign and my dentist said I do not quality. Do I have to have braces?
A: As an orthodontic specialist who has successfully treated a variety of orthodontic problems with Invisalign and has done extensive continuing education with Invisalign we find that very, very few people are not Invisalign candidates. No orthodontist in Bartlett, Bloomingdale, or West Chicago does more Invisalign than we do! Our new iTero digital scanner replaces uncomfortable impressions and allows for a faster turn-around for your aligners!
Q. When should my child be evaluated for Orthodontic treatment?
A: The American Association of Orthodontics recommends all children have an orthodontic evaluation at age 7 to evaluate for jaw growth and tooth eruption disorders that are better treated at an early age. Fortunately these early orthodontic problems are relatively rare and the treatment to correct these are minimally invasive and comfortable. At Katsis Orthodontics we feel that children benefit the most from an orthodontic evaluation between the ages of 7 and 10. As always, our initial consultations are complimentary and no referral is needed to evaluate your child!