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No matter your age, a beautiful smile with straight, healthy teeth is important. If you have issues with facial misalignment, crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth, then dental braces may help you obtain the smile you want. Whether you’re a child or an adult, your teeth are important to your health. They aid in digestion and they provide structural support for your jaw.
Quality and affordable orthodontic treatments can help you achieve the best oral health and alignment possible and they may cost less than you think. Dental braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments we provide at our dental office in Deptford.
We excel at our treatments and the care we provide to our patients, so don’t hesitate to call us if you need a braces dentist. During your initial visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and jaw and will prepare a treatment plan for you that will fit your lifestyle and your budget. If you need or want additional orthodontic treatments, such as veneers or bonding, be sure to let your dentist know and that can be included in your plan. We offer flexible financing options so the smile of your dreams can become a reality in less time than you think and at a lower cost than you might have imagined. Call us today at (856) 322-0536 to schedule a free consultation at our office in Deptford. Let’s get started on your treatment today.
What Should I Know About Getting Braces?
If you’ve decided to get orthodontic appliances, you’ve made the most important step already because the procedure requires a commitment. Your orthodontic dentist in Deptford will examine your teeth and jaw, and the two of you will discuss your objectives and any additional procedures that you want to have done. You’ll then be provided with a detailed treatment regimen that will show the length of time needed to complete treatment and what you can expect during and after the treatment.
Usually, the minimum time for the procedure is a year and that doesn’t include the time you spend wearing a retainer. We’ll make sure that we understand your goals and your budgetary restraints, if any, so that you end up with the beautiful, even and straight teeth that you want. We know how important your teeth are so we offer flexible financing options so that you can maintain your oral health and still stay within your budget. We’re proud to provide high-quality orthodontics in Deptford. Call our office at (856) 322-0536 and schedule a consultation.
How Do You Put Braces On?
The first step in installing your orthodontic appliance is to clean and dry your teeth. Bonding adhesive is then applied and although it isn’t very tasty, it won’t harm you. The brackets that hold the braces are then attached and when they’re secure, the archwires are placed into the brackets and secured. This procedure applies to both metal and ceramic appliances and the entire process takes about two hours in the dental chair. If you need an orthodontic appliance in Deptford, call us at (856) 322-0536 to schedule your appointment and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
What Types of Braces Are Available?
Braces are available in several options. The most common are metal braces with brackets and wires. However, these tend to be the most visible option. Ceramic braces are also available, and they are very similar to the metal ones but they’re either clear or white so they’re much less apparent. Invisible braces use clear plastic trays rather than brackets and wires. If selecting this option, you’ll need to remove your trays when eating and drinking. They’re also considerably more expensive than ceramic or metal. We’ll work with you to ensure that you get the dental appliances that you’re most comfortable with, so call us in Deptford to schedule an appointment.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
As with all dental procedures, the cost for braces will vary according to each person’s unique needs and situation. Factors that will influence the ultimate cost include the area in which you live, any additional procedures that you need or want, the type of appliance you select, and any insurance coverage that you have. Call us in Deptford to make an appointment and your dentist can provide you with an accurate estimate based on your unique situation.
Does It Take a Long Time to Get Braces Installed?
Usually, it takes about two hours for the entire process. Your installation can vary slightly, but that’s the average time. It’s normal to have some soreness or pain afterward but it should be alleviated by over-the-counter pain medication. If you find that your pain persists for more than a week or if over the counter pain medications don’t help, then call us at (856) 322-0536 in Deptford and we’ll help you.
How Long Will I Need to Wear a Retainer?
A retainer is a necessity after wearing braces in order to keep your teeth in the correct alignment. When your braces are ready to be removed, it takes approximately an hour to remove them and then you’ll be fitted for your retainer. You only need to wear the retainer at night, it doesn’t need to be worn during the day but you’ll need to wear it until your dentist is confident that your teeth won’t revert to their former positions.
The orthodontic dentists in Deptford would like to help you achieve the smile that you’ve always wanted. Call us at (856) 322-0536 to schedule your initial consultation and let’s get started on your treatment right away. We look forward to working with you.