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Anyone who has misaligned or crooked teeth or teeth that are crowded together has probably experienced embarrassment because of their smile. They might even have jaw misalignment or facial distortion because of it. If this sounds familiar to you, then braces might be the answer for you.
Teeth are important to your overall health and they need to be correctly aligned and healthy in order for you to be healthy. Your teeth aid in your digestive process and they provide structural support for your jaw. We want you to have the best smile you can, so we provide various cosmetic procedures in addition to orthodontic appliances. When you meet with your braces dentist in our office in Upper Darby, the two of you will discuss your goals and objectives as well as any additional treatments you want and any financial limitations. Then, the two of you will formulate a treatment regimen that will help you achieve the smile you want. Call us at (610) 825-8275 to schedule an appointment or if you have more questions.
How Do I Get Braces?
The decision to get braces is both important and responsible. Your teeth are vital to your good health, so it’s vital that you maintain them in the best manner possible. There are several types of orthodontic appliances from which to choose and we install all of them. We’ll work with you for the duration of your treatment to make sure you have the best outcome possible, and we’ll also work with you to ensure that you can afford the dental treatment you need without placing undue financial stress on yourself. If you’ve made the decision to get braces, call our office in Upper Darby to learn why our patients trust us for high-quality orthodontic work.
How Are Braces Applied to Teeth?
The first step in the installation process is to clean and dry your teeth. Next, the bonding adhesive is applied and allowed to set until it’s ready to have the brackets attached. The brackets will hold your orthodontic appliance, so it’s important for the adhesive to be secure. The final step is to install the archwires onto the brackets and secure them with flexible bands. The entire procedure will take about two hours.
Are There Different Types of Braces?
The most commonly installed and the least expensive are metal braces. Unfortunately, they’re also the most visible on the teeth. Ceramic braces are constructed similarly to the metal ones except the brackets and wires are white or clear, making them less noticeable. Invisible braces are the most expensive but the least visible. They consist of plastic trays that help to realign the teeth, but the trays are removed before eating or drinking. They cannot be used to correct severely misaligned or crowded teeth. If you have more questions, call us in Upper Darby at (610) 825-8275 and we’ll gladly answer them.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
Like all dental procedures, the cost of getting braces is unique to the individual and depends on several factors. The area in which you live, the extent of treatment that you need as well as any additional dental work you might need, the type of appliance you select, and the extent of any dental insurance you have will all affect the final cost of your orthodontic treatment. During your consultation, we’ll factor all of these considerations into your quote and give you a price for your treatment. We don’t want you to forego treatment that you need because of financial constraints. We offer flexible financing options that will enable you to obtain the treatments you need at an affordable price.
How Long Does It Take to Get Braces?
The installation procedure will take about two hours and afterward, you may experience some tenderness in your mouth. This is normal but the pain should be alleviated with over the counter pain relievers and it shouldn’t last more than a week. Call us at (610) 825-8275 so that we can help you eliminate any residual pain.
Do I Need Retainers After Braces?
A retainer is the final step of the braces procedure. The retainer keeps the teeth from reverting to their previous alignment, and you’ll only need to wear it at night, you won’t need to wear it during the day.
If you want to schedule an appointment or you have additional questions about getting braces in Upper Darby, call us at (610) 825-8275.