Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Alborzi is here to answer your questions about orthodontics.

Dr. Alborzi has compiled a list of questions she is asked most often about orthodontics and braces.

If the answer to your particular question isn't here, feel free to call us at (650) 288-0316.

How long will it take to straighten my teeth?

Many factors determine how long treatment will take, such as the severity of the bite problem, response to treatment and patient cooperation. You may be surprised to know that age is not a major factor. While many mild cases can be resolved in less than a year, more complex cases may need 15 to 30 months to complete.

Is there a way to make my braces look less obvious?

Let's face it. No one wants to have a mouth full of metal, especially adults. That's why we offer the Invisalign teeth straightening system, and the latest in technology including the innovative Damon Braces which are less noticeable when we use the clear brackets. Click here to learn more about the options we offer.

Is it harder to straighten the teeth of adults than of children?

Not necessarily. Adults of all ages can be seen for orthodontics to improve their overall dental health or to get that beautiful smile they have always wanted in a surprisingly short time. Click here to learn more about orthodontics for adults.

When is the best time to get braces?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children be seen for an orthodontic examination by age 7. By seeing the orthodontist early, she can plan for the best time to intervene with any developing problems. In many cases, she can prevent more severe problems from developing. Click here to learn more about early orthodontic treatment.

What should I expect when I visit Dr. Alborzi's office?

On your initial visit to our office, you will be given the opportunity to meet the doctor and our knowledgeable staff. We will answer any questions you may have regarding orthodontic care. During a thorough examination, Dr. Alborzi will determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you at this time. Click here to visit our New Patients page, which explains how to get started.

Call (650) 288-0316 to schedule an appointment with either our San Mateo Office or our Half Moon Bay Office or click here to request an appointment online.
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