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Seeing an orthodontist in order to receive treatment for crowded, uneven or crooked teeth could be the right decision for you if you are feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile.
Orthodontic treatment consists of utilizing devices that correct crooked teeth by moving the teeth into place or adjusting the underlying bone. If you would like to learn more about how to receive orthodontic treatment, continue reading this guide. It will explain how these treatments work and can help you decide whether or not you should place a call to our office to book your first consultation for orthodontic treatment with us.
Can You Tell Me How I Get Braces?
When it comes to having your teeth straightened, the best and most logical place to start is with your dentist. If you don’t already have a dentist, finding one that you trust is an important financial and medical decision. At our practice, we have plenty of experience in dealing with orthodontic issues. Our team will be there with you through every step of the process so that you can rest assured that you are receiving proper orthodontic treatment. Our trustworthy team of oral health professionals will develop a personalized treatment plan with you that will address all of your orthodontic concerns in a timely manner.
How Are Braces Put On?
The procedure for putting on braces is the same regardless of whether you choose metal or ceramic ones. The first part of the procedure consists of the dentist or orthodontist thoroughly cleaning and drying your teeth. After this has been done, bonding glue will be put onto your teeth. This glue may taste a little unpleasant, but it is a perfectly harmless substance. Once the bonding glue has been placed, the brackets will be attached to the teeth. The last thing that happens during the procedure is the archwires are placed into the brackets and secured via elastic bands.
Can You Tell Me What the Different Types of Braces Are?
Our practice offers an extensive selection of different braces for you to choose from. The most common type of devices selected is metal braces. These are comprised of metal brackets and wires. Ceramic braces are much like metal ones, only they are white or clear so that they blend into your teeth and aren’t as noticeable as metal devices. Invisible braces are clear plastic trays that are placed into your mouth and work to glide the teeth into their proper positions. This type of orthodontic device can be taken out whenever a patient eats or drinks.
Are Braces Expensive?
Many patients are concerned over the costs of orthodontic treatment. While we understand that you need an answer to the question, “How much do braces cost?” we are unable to provide you with an estimate until we know the extent of your orthodontic issues. Your bill will be determined by the severity of your issues, your location and whether or not you have dental insurance coverage. In addition, the type of orthodontic treatment that you choose to pursue will also determine your costs. If you currently have a dental insurance provider, it is imperative that you get in touch with them to find out whether or not orthodontic treatments are covered under your current dental insurance plan. If you are still concerned about costs, know that we offer flexible financing arrangements so that you can spread out the cost of your orthodontic treatment over time. Contact us to learn more about how you can afford orthodontic treatment.
Does It Take a Long Time to Have Braces Put On?
The entire procedure to have braces put on takes approximately one to two hours to complete. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness. This is perfectly normal. In most cases, the soreness can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. You should get in touch with us if you experience extreme soreness that can’t be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. You can expect to have to wear your orthodontic device for a period of around one or two years.
Why Do You Need to Wear Retainers After Braces?
It will take your dentist or orthodontist about one hour to take your braces off. Once the brackets and wires have been taken out, your dental care provider may recommend that you start using a retainer in order to assist in preserving the results of your orthodontic treatment. Retainers are usually worn while you sleep and hold the teeth in position. Many patients need to wear their retainers for several years to be sure that the teeth do not slip out of place.
If you believe that orthodontic treatment is right for you, call us right away to book your first appointment for braces in Mount Dora.