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01/21/2014
By: Colleen N.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
Everyone was so nice, professional, and helpful. I like the thorough evaluation and pictures and ensuring that my daughter knew exactly what was happening. The appointment reminders that they sent by email were also helpful with our family's crazy schedule.
10/01/2013
By: davelang12
Rappahannock Orthodontics
I can't say enough about Rappahannock! They are cost competitive, have a great quality of work and customer service, and they genuinely care about their patients!
07/02/2014
By: Tina G.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
They make my son feel very comfortable, they ask him how his day was and what is going on in his life, and even have little games. Teeth are looking great so far!
06/06/2013
By: leahlord60
Rappahannock Orthodontics
Rappahannock Orthodontics is great. The amount of time I needed for braces was a lot shorter than I expected. The quality of work was excellent.
04/24/2014
By: Joan F.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
I usually do not do reviews, but this time it was a no-brainer. I interviewed several orthodontists and can honestly say that they are the best!
03/25/2014
By: Kelly S.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
Dr. Caspersen is absolutely great! Everyone at the office is so nice! My son's teeth look great, so beautiful. I highly recommend them!
04/21/2016
By: Jack C.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
They Takes the time to get the teeth perfect as possible! Always able to fit us in, pleasant and efficient office. Very pleased!
06/29/2016
By: Thomas H.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
Everyone here is friendly and knowledgeable. They have done excellent work over the last 3 years my son has been going here.
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02/22/2016
By: Ali H.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
I have nothing but great things to say about Rappahannock Orthodontics. The staff are excellent and the atmosphere is great.
01/25/2016
By: Patrick T.
Rappahannock Orthodontics
Rappahannock Orthodontics has been great. My son has been coming here for years. I have and will continue to recommend them.
Tips & Advices
While going to the orthodontist can be difficult, sometimes it's necessary. If you are concerned about tooth alignment, feel your jaw shift, or are experiencing problems like difficulty chewing or grinding your teeth, it's time to see an orthodontist.
There are generally three types of braces patients can be fitted for at the orthodontist:
  • The more traditional option, bands, wrap around most of a patient's tooth.
  • Brackets are the most popular, applied directly to the tooth in metal or plastic form.
  • Lingual braces are brackets attached to the back of teeth.
People of all ages can wear braces to straighten their teeth, but it is most common to be fitted for these adjustments between the ages of 10 and 14. This is the time when teeth are better able to be straightened because the head and mouth are still developing.
The American Board of Orthodontics recommends finding a dental specialist that is board-certified, offers free or reduced-price consultations, and displays qualities such as trustworthiness, ability to communicate effectively, and attentiveness.
Orthodontists must complete a four-year undergraduate program to gain admission to dental school. After earning a Doctor of Dental Science degree at an accredited four-year dental program, students must then either complete a post-degree training program or one to two years residency in orthodontics. Then they need to earn a state license in order to practice. Certain states also require board certification.

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