Dr. Daniel M. Eves, D.M.D, M.S.
Specialists in Orthodontics for Children and Adults

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500 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886

20 Clinton Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835

Rhode Island Orthodontics Frequently Asked Questions

Covering General Questions, Damon Braces, & More!

At Tollgate Orthodontics, we are committed to your beautiful smile. Dr. Eves has years of experience in orthodontics dealing with children, teens, and adults. With state-of-the-art care, we ensure that your Rhode Island orthodontics experience is one you can appreciate for a lifetime. You probably have a lot of questions, and our staff works tirelessly to clear up any of your concerns. You might wonder:

  1. Do I need a referral from my family dentist? No, you don’t. You can come in with a referral, but it’s not required.
  2. When should my children receive their first orthodontic screening? By age seven, as recommended by The American Association of Orthodontics.
  3. Can I get braces with missing teeth and crowns? Absolutely! In fact, the space from a missing tooth can help your teeth align better, and crowns move just like any other tooth.
  4. What is the cost of braces? We truly can’t say until after your free examination, which will show how serious the problem is. We do offer financing options and work to help you maximize insurance benefits.
  5. Is the only option available metal braces? Absolutely not! Options like Invisalign, Damon braces, and ceramic braces are all viable treatment options to help straighten your teeth.
  6. What is the initial exam for? This gives us a chance to x-ray and photograph your mouth so the doctor can make a diagnosis for treatment.
  7. Do braces limit the foods I can eat? Unfortunately, yes. Most of the foods you’ll need to avoid include hard candy, ice, sticky foods, and raw vegetables.
  8. Should I brush more with braces on? Yes! Patients with braces should always brush after eating, as well as before going to bed at night. Flossing once or more per day is also essential.
  9. What about emergencies? If you have an orthodontic emergency, call our office immediately. Some issues can be handled over the phone, but we also set time aside for emergency appointments.
  10. Can adults get braces? Surprisingly, adults make up 25 percent of orthodontic patients. It’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!
  11. Will kids with early treatment need full braces later on? In most cases, yes. Early treatment is basically to set the child up for successful treatment a couple years later when all the permanent teeth are in.

Contact Us to Learn More

We understand if you’ve got a lot more questions than these. The staff at Tollgate Orthodontics is ready and waiting to answer them. Contact us today via our online form or by giving us a call at 401-739-3900 to learn more or to schedule your free initial examination with Dr. Eves.