My son had braces on for 2 and half years with Dr. Diamond. He spends time with you and explains everything and lets you ask questions. He takes the time with you until you feel comfortable. His staff also is very knowledge and helpful. He now has had his braces off for about a year and half and only wears a retainer at night. The results are absolutely wonderful. My son when he had the braces on and they were adjusted every 8 weeks he said that it hurt a little. But he did not complain very much. We still see him every 6 months for a check up, but so far everything is perfect. I would absolutely recommend him if your child needs braces.