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Dr. Jeffrey Jennings Eberting, D.M.D.

Orthodontist

Dr. Jeffrey Eberting practices Orthodontics in Maryville, TN. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment includes metal wires that are inserted into orthodontic brackets, which can be made from stainless steel or a more aesthetic ceramic material. The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into desired positions. Being advanced in the field, Dr. Eberting may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patients? smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Eberting must recognize various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity, define the nature of the problem, including the etiology if possible, and design a treatment strategy based on the specific needs and desires of the patient.
27 years Experience
Dr. Jeffrey Jennings Eberting, D.M.D.
  • Maryville, TN
  • Duke University
  • Accepting new patients

Does having braces hurt?

Having the braces put on your teeth doesn't hurt generally, but when the wire is placed and tied into the brackets, then it is not uncommon to experience 3-5 days of discomfort. READ MORE
Having the braces put on your teeth doesn't hurt generally, but when the wire is placed and tied into the brackets, then it is not uncommon to experience 3-5 days of discomfort. Tylenol and a soft diet can help make this a little more tolerable.

My daughter’s middle tooth seems to be out of line from the remaining teeth. Can this be corrected with braces?

It would be a good idea to seek an orthodontist for initial consultation. He or she should be able to explain the dental condition and discuss what treatment options are available. READ MORE
It would be a good idea to seek an orthodontist for initial consultation. He or she should be able to explain the dental condition and discuss what treatment options are available.

What if only one tooth is crooked?

Some form of orthodontic treatment will probably be necessary to correct you one tooth. That said, there may be other options besides braces. Clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign) READ MORE
Some form of orthodontic treatment will probably be necessary to correct you one tooth. That said, there may be other options besides braces. Clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign) might be able to correct your dental condition. You should schedule an initial consultation with an orthodontist so that he or she can assess your dental condition and see what treatment options might work best for you.

What is the earliest age someone can get braces?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child be seen at age 7 for his or her initial orthodontic evaluation. That does not mean that treatment will be rendered READ MORE
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child be seen at age 7 for his or her initial orthodontic evaluation. That does not mean that treatment will be rendered at that time. Rather, it may be that the orthodontist evaluates your child annually to make sure a dental condition does not worsen. In some cases, early treatment is needed for a variety of reasons.