How Long Will I Wear Braces?
Our team is passionate about meeting our patients where they are by building treatment plans that reflect their orthodontic needs and desires. Each of our plans is unique, so every timeline varies a little. Most patients wear braces for one to two years, but it depends on the extent of their oral health problems and your expectations for treatment.
What Foods Will I Have to Avoid When Getting Braces?
We understand that wearing braces is an investment of time and money, and we want to help you protect your progress by giving you a few helpful guidelines. One of the easiest ways to damage your appliance is to eat hard, sticky, or chewy foods. It’s essential to eat soft and easy-to-chew foods, so nothing pulls at your wires or breaks off your brackets.
How Do I Care for My Teeth While Wearing Braces?
Another key component of braces care includes maintaining your great oral health. You should continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing often. Additionally, we suggest you take extra time to work your toothbrush and floss around your brackets and wires, so nothing gets stuck behind your brackets or wires.
If you don’t thoroughly brush around your appliance, then harmful chemicals and food debris could build up and cause erosion and tooth decay. As long as you maintain your great dental hygiene routine, you’ll breeze through treatment without any concerns.
How Much Does Braces Treatment Cost?
The price for treatment varies depending on the patient’s unique orthodontic needs and goals. However, no matter which treatment plan you decide on, our practice works diligently to be one of the community’s most affordable and high-quality options. Our first priority is helping our neighbors in the area get the dazzling smile they’ve always wanted, so we offer flexible financing plans on top of already affordable prices. Additionally, our team will work with your insurance company to help limit out-of-pocket costs for you and your family.
Traditional Braces: Traditional metal braces are probably the appliance that comes to mind whenever you think of braces. Instead of bulky metal, these braces have been transformed into a sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing model. This treatment has been fine-tuned for years to give you a smile you’re proud of in a timeline that works for you.
For this appliance, we use stainless steel brackets and wires to help you on your journey to better oral health and aesthetics. While this treatment is the most noticeable, its durability and efficiency make it an excellent choice for any patient.
Clear Braces: For our patients who like the results of braces but not the aesthetics, we offer clear braces. These braces work similarly to traditional metal braces in the way that they use brackets and an adjustable wire to apply pressure to your teeth and shift them into place for your future smile. The main difference is that this appliance doesn’t use metal brackets. Instead, it uses clear brackets that effortlessly match your natural smile to give the treatment you need with the look you want.
Our knowledgeable team empowers you to make the treatment choice that best fits your lifestyle, oral health needs, and orthodontic goals. If you choose clear braces, we will use this appliance to give you your dream smile. However, it’s important you know that these brackets are slightly less durable than steel brackets so that they may break or chip. We are prepared to fix these issues whenever necessary, but if you want to avoid any additional trips to the office, you may want to consider a different type of braces.
Damon: One of the most exciting breakthroughs in braces technology is the creation of Damon braces. Orthodontic experts and engineers researched what qualities made a smile look more natural and beautiful and then created a type of braces that aimed to help your smile reflect these qualities.
Rather than using regular brackets and elastics, Damon braces use a patented slide mechanism that allows the wire to move freely throughout treatment. Elastics can cause friction that slows your progress and keeps you in treatment longer. With this unique appliance, there is little friction, so you enjoy a quicker treatment. The lack of rubber bands also gives you the opportunity to have better oral health because it is easier to brush around these smooth and sleek brackets. These braces are a great option for patients who want an effective appliance with a discreet appearance.