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  Should my dentist refer me to an orthodontist?
  What is the correct age for the first orthodontic screening?
  What happens at the initial examination?
  What are the benefits of early treatment?
  Will I need to have teeth extracted for braces?
  How long does treatment last?
  How often will appointments be scheduled?
  Do braces hurt?
  What should I do if spacers or separators are lost?  
  Can I return to school the same day that braces are fitted?
  Can I play sports with braces?
  Should I still see my family dentist?
  Are there foods I cannot eat?
  When is it too late for adults?
  I have crowns and missing teeth. Can I wear braces?
  Why an orthodontic SPECIALIST?
  When to see an orthodontist.
  Why orthodontic treatment?  
  Q: What happens if something is swallowed?

A: One of the uncommon risks associated with orthodontic treatment, is aspiration or “swallowing” or “inhaling” of a small orthodontic attachment. If you swallow part of your orthodontic appliance such as a bracket, band or rubber band, it will more than likely pass through your bowel system and be relatively harmless. However, if you swallow a part of your braces and have difficulty breathing or start choking, please seek immediate medical help. X-rays may be necessary by your attending physician or the medical facility, to determine the location of the swallowed item and additional medical intervention may be necessary.
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