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Braces are a commonly pursued orthodontic treatment that can help to straighten out your crooked, uneven or crowded teeth. Misaligned teeth can cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. They can also lead to an array of oral health problems. Pursuing orthodontic treatment with a qualified braces dentist can help you to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. To learn more about orthodontic treatment, read this helpful guide.
Who Do I Need to See for Orthodontic Treatment?
Your dentist should be the first person that you see when it comes to deciding whether or not you should pursue orthodontic treatment. This important financial and medical decision needs to be made with a dental or orthodontic professional that you can trust. If you don’t have a trusted dentist to see about this issue, call our office. Each of our team members is dedicated to providing you with the care that you deserve. We will be there to assist you throughout every step of your treatment journey. You will be impressed by the timely manner in which we provide your orthodontic treatment via your customized treatment plan.
What Do I Need to Know About Getting Braces Put On?
The process for having braces that are metal or ceramic put on is exactly the same. It starts off with your teeth being cleaned and dried by your dentist or orthodontist, who then applies bonding glue to your teeth. While bonding glue tastes strange, it is entirely non-toxic. Brackets are then placed onto the teeth, followed by the archwires. The final part of the process is for the dentist to secure the archwires via the use of rubber bands. These rubber bands keep your brackets and archwires firmly in place.
What Kinds of Braces Do You Have?
Our practice offers several different kinds of braces for you to choose from for your orthodontic treatment. Comprised of metal wires and brackets that exert pressure on the teeth, metal braces are the most traditional option. Ceramic braces work in exactly the same way only they are not as visibly noticeable as other types of braces. Invisible braces are a discreet option that utilizes clear plastic trays that are custom-fitted to your mouth and teeth. This option slowly glides your teeth into the alignment you and your dentist desire. Patients who utilize this treatment method love the fact that they can remove the trays while they are eating and drinking.
What Is the Overall Cost of Braces?
When our patients ask, “How much do braces cost?” we are there to provide them with an estimate. The total cost of your orthodontic treatment is based on the materials chosen, the type of treatment chosen, the complexity of your issues and your dental insurance coverage. Fortunately, our office accepts an array of dental insurance plans. You should contact your dental insurance provider to find out how much of your treatment they will cover. In addition to accepting dental insurance, we also offer financing options and payment plans. No matter what your orthodontic issues are, we are here to help you find affordable and high-quality treatment.
Will the Procedure to Get My Braces Put On Take a Long Time?
You may be surprised to learn that the entire length of time that it takes to have braces put on is one to two hours. It is normal to experience some soreness for about a week following the procedure. It is also normal to feel mild soreness whenever your wires and brackets are adjusted. In most instances, your pain should be able to be managed with over-the-counter medications. If you feel that the pain you are experiencing is excessive or if it isn’t responding to over-the-counter pain relief, then you should call your dentist. You will most likely need to undergo orthodontic treatment for a period of one to two years.
Will It Be Necessary for Me to Wear a Retainer?
Once your prescribed orthodontic treatment has been completed, you will return to the office to have your wires and brackets removed. This visit will take about an hour to complete. A commonly prescribed treatment for after your braces removed is a retainer. Retainers are custom-fitted to your mouth and are usually worn at night while you are asleep. They hold the teeth firmly in place and prevent them from slipping out of the position that you have worked so hard to get them in via orthodontic treatment. Retainers are usually worn for a period of years after you have received orthodontic treatment.
Now that you have all of the basics of orthodontic treatment down you are ready to receive more detailed information on braces in Suwanee. Pick up the phone and call our team as soon as possible so that you can book your consultation with one of our professionals.