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Drs. Christenson and Oakley and our amazing Christenson Family Orthodontics team are ready to help you get started on your orthodontic journey to discover your smile's full potential! Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions that you don't see answered below at 757-482-7660.

How old should my child be for the first orthodontic appointment?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist for the first time around the age of 7.

Am I too old for braces?

No. Many adults are seeking orthodontic treatment later in life for both dental and cosmetic reasons. About 20% of our practice is comprised of adult orthodontic patients. We offer clear braces and clear aligners as more esthetic options for all of our patients.

Will it hurt?

We pride ourselves on gentle treatment. Most procedures performed in our office are virtually painless. Once you have your braces on, you may notice some discomfort as your teeth move. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but with the use of the new technology light Nickle-Titanium wires, most patients experience very little discomfort.

How much do braces cost?

Fees are based on individual needs. We do not have a set fee for orthodontic treatment because each treatment plan is customized and tailored to the individual patient. An average comprehensive orthodontic treatment case will range from $5,500 to $6,400.

Will I be able to make payments?

Yes. We offer a no interest payment plan that is typically payable over a two year period.

Do you take my insurance?

We will accept and file any orthodontic insurance. Most orthodontic insurances allow you to see the orthodontist of your choice. However, if you have an HMO, you may have a designated orthodontist that you must see. If this is the case, your insurance carrier will provide you with a list.

How much insurance do I have?

This information should be provided for you in your benefits handbook. For your convenience, we also have someone in the office dedicated to helping you with your insurance needs.

"Dr Christenson and the entire staff are wonderful! The entire process has been easy as we were guided every step of the way. Dr Christenson is funny and kind and never to busy to answer a question for mom or the kid :). I would highly recommend Christenson Orthodontics!"

​ - Beth O.

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