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Legacy Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics
3903 Jiles Road NW, Bldg. 200, Suite 210, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Dental braces are an incredibly common treatment option for uneven, crooked, crowded and otherwise misaligned teeth. They work by gradually providing pressure to the teeth, causing them to move into a different position or adjusting the bone that lies underneath. Talking to a qualified braces dentist can help you to determine whether or not this is the right treatment method for you to pursue. If you would like further information on orthodontic treatment, read this helpful guide.

Who Should I See to Get Braces?

The decision as to whether or not to get braces should be made with your dentist. Establishing a relationship with a dentist you trust is an important element of receiving the kind of orthodontic treatment that you deserve. This important financial and medical decision should not be taken lightly. If you are in need of a trusted dentist, our team is here to assist you. We provide customized treatment plans and a guarantee that your treatment will occur in as short a time frame as possible. This means that you won’t waste time and money on your orthodontic treatments.

Can You Tell Me How Braces Are Put On?

No matter what type of braces you choose, the process for having them put on your teeth is pretty much the same. The procedure begins with your teeth being cleaned and then dried. The dentist or orthodontist will then put bonding glue onto your teeth. While this glue can occasionally taste unpleasant, there is nothing harmful in it. After the glue is applied, the brackets will be attached to your teeth. The final part of the procedure consists of the archwires being installed. These archwires are inserted into the brackets and firmly held in place by elastic bands.

Can You Give Me More Information on the Different Types of Braces I Can Choose From?

Some of our patients are amazed to see the multitude of braces options that are available for them to choose from. Our practice offers metal braces, ceramic braces and invisible braces. Metal orthodontic devices are made of metal wires and brackets. These brackets and wires are adjusted periodically so that they apply the right amount of pressure to the teeth. This pressure is what causes the teeth to shift position. Ceramic devices work in exactly the same manner as metal ones. The main difference is that the ceramic blends in seamlessly with the teeth, making them a more aesthetically pleasing option for patients. Invisible devices are comprised of clear plastic trays that are traded out every two weeks. These trays move the teeth into the desired position. This method of orthodontic treatment is incredibly discreet and allows you to eat or drink whatever you want throughout the treatment process.

Can I Afford Orthodontic Treatment?

Our team of professionals understands that many of our patients have concerns about how they will be able to afford their orthodontic treatment. To help alleviate some of these concerns we accept multiple forms of dental insurance. We also offer payment options and flexible financing options to our patients. The overall cost of your bill for braces in Kennesaw will be based on the treatment method you utilize, the complexity of your orthodontic problems, the materials used for your treatment, the length of time you have to undergo treatment and the location in which you live. We want to hear from you if you have ever thought, “How much do braces cost?” We want to help you find a way to afford your treatment.

How Long Can I Expect My Procedure to Take?

For most patients, it only takes an hour or two to have their braces put on. Once the procedure has taken place, you may experience some mild soreness for a period of a week. This is a normal side effect. If the soreness is bothering you, you can alleviate your pain via the use of over-the-counter pain medications. However, if you are experiencing severe and persistent mouth pain that can’t be taken care of with over-the-counter pain relief methods, you should contact our staff immediately.

Can You Give Me More Information on Wearing a Retainer After Braces?

In most cases, the period of time that orthodontic treatment lasts for is one to two years. More complicated cases may require a longer treatment period. The procedure for having your braces removed takes about one hour to complete. Your dentist or orthodontist may make a recommendation that you wear a retainer for several years after your device is removed. Retainers are custom-made mouth guards that are generally worn overnight. They keep the teeth from shifting around in the mouth and are a wise choice to preserve the progress you made via orthodontic treatment.

To book your consultation for orthodontic treatment, contact our experienced dentists.

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