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If you or your child have teeth that are misaligned or crooked, dental braces may be able to alleviate your issues. When people are embarrassed by the condition of their teeth, they’re often ashamed to smile and this can lead to other problems. Let us help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with braces in Cedarbrook. The proper orthodontic appliances and treatment can help you maintain better oral hygiene and correct misalignments quickly and efficiently.
One of the talented orthodontic dentists in our office in Cedarbrook can work with you to assess the best treatment for your situation and recommend a treatment regimen. Call us today at (267) 367-5014 to schedule a free consultation for an orthodontic assessment. Your dentist will examine your mouth and then provide you with a detailed list of the procedures that are needed. There’s no age limit on getting dental braces, so whether you’re 6 or 60 call us at (267) 367-5014 to schedule your initial appointment.
What’s the Process for Getting Braces?
Making the decision to get braces is the first step and it’s an important one. The entire process will take a minimum of a year from start to retainer so keep in mind the length of the commitment. Your customized plan, provided by your orthodontic dentist, will maximize the results so that your teeth look and function their very best. The next step is to determine the type of appliance that you need.
Metal braces are the most common and most cost effective but they’re also the most visible. Ceramic ones are less visible and invisible braces are also an option. Your dentist will discuss all the alternatives with you and help you decide on the best option for your situation. Your teeth are important. They aid in the digestive process and they help maintain the structural integrity of your jawbone, so it’s important that they are properly aligned. We want all of our patients to have a set of good, healthy teeth, so we’ll work with you in order to achieve that.
How Are Braces Applied?
Your teeth will be cleaned and dried first and then bonding adhesive will be put on them. Although the bonding adhesive doesn’t taste very good, it won’t harm you. Attaching the brackets that hold the braces is the next step, and after those have been secured, the archwires are installed onto the brackets and secured. This procedure is the same whether you select metal or ceramic appliances. If you have more questions about this procedure, feel free to call our office in Cedarbrook at (267) 367-5014 and we’ll gladly answer them for you.
What Are the Different Types of Braces?
There are now several types of braces available to those who need them. The metal ones with wires and brackets are the most common, most cost effective and the strongest, but they’re also the most visible. If this is an issue, ceramic braces are available and the brackets and wires are white or clear. Invisible appliances are also an option but are the most expensive and require removal before eating and drinking. You replace them when you’re done eating or drinking. Some types of appliances may be more appropriate for your situation and your braces dentist will advise you if this is the case. Call us at (267) 367-5014 in Cedarbrook for more information on the options available to you.
Is Orthodontic Work Really Expensive?
The cost of any dental treatment is unique to the individual and there are many factors that will influence the final cost. The type of appliance selected, any other conditions that need to be addressed, the duration of the treatment regimen, the area in which you live, and the extent of your insurance coverage will all affect the final cost of your dental treatment. During your initial evaluation, your dentist will give you a detailed estimate of the fees, and this should address your question, “How much do braces cost?” If you need more information or have more questions, please call us at (267) 367-5014 in Cedarbrook and we’ll be glad to help you.
How Long Is the Braces Procedure?
The procedure for installing your dental appliances will take about two hours. You’ll likely experience some pain after the procedure and this is normal. The pain should respond well to over the counter pain medications and shouldn’t last for more than a week. If OTC pain medications don’t help or the pain persists for more than a week, call our office at (267) 367-5014 in Cedarbrook and we’ll help you.
Do I Need Retainers After Braces?
Normally, a retainer is a necessary part of the procedure for getting orthodontic appliances installed. After your treatment is complete, it takes about an hour to remove the appliance and then your dentist will fit you with a retainer. It usually only needs to be worn overnight, you don’t need to wear it during the day, but it’s necessary to wear it so that your teeth don’t revert to their former placement. The length of time a retainer needs to be worn will vary by the individual and your dentist can give you an estimate when you get yours.
If you want to schedule a consultation or have more questions, please call us in Cedarbrook at (267) 367-5014. We’re sure you’ll be happy with your new smile and we look forward to working with you.