Orthodontic work can be necessary for performers at any age, and the many questions that surround how to manage treatment while auditioning and filming can cause a lot of confusion and anxiety.

There can be different concerns depending on where an actor is in their career, as well as their age and the nature of the treatment they need. CAO Member Dr. Dovi Prero works with many actors in the industry, and is familiar with both their concerns, and the different options available to help them get the smile they want while still being able to work during treatment.

Dr. Prero shared his advice with acting coach and consultant, Bonnie J. Wallace, on her Hometown to Hollywood Podcast. Listen below.

Podcast and interview originally published on Hollywood Parent’s Guide.