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A beautiful smile can make a lasting first impression. If you suffer from uneven or jagged teeth, dental braces may be the solution for you. Not only can they help fix crowded teeth, but they can also help improve your speech. If you are ready to have a bold, beautiful smile, it may be time to explore your treatment options. Keep reading to learn more about how this dental treatment works and how it can be beneficial for you.

How Do I Get Braces?

You may be asking, “how do I find a dentist that installs braces?” Your dentist or orthodontist will always be the best place to begin your search. Finding the right braces dentist is an important choice that will impact your finances and your dental wellbeing. At our practice, we make every effort to ensure that each patient gets their desired result. We offer tailored treatment plans to help patients get their desired outcome in as little time as possible.

How Are Braces Put On?

No matter what kind of material you choose, the process remains the same. Your dentist will start by cleaning and drying your teeth. Next, they will apply bonding glue so that the brackets can be attached. At the end of the procedure, your dentist or orthodontist will carefully place the archwires through each bracket and secure them with elastic bands.

What are the Different Types of Braces?

Modern dentistry offers a variety of treatment options to meet your specific needs. Metal braces are a popular type of braces for kids because of their durability. This traditional bracket-and-wire option can be an affordable solution for many families. Much like their metal counterparts in shape and size, ceramic braces tend to be white or clear so they can camouflage with your teeth. Clear braces, also called invisible braces, use clear plastic trays to correct the position of your teeth.

How Much Does it Cost to Get Braces?

Many patients ask, “how much do braces cost?” There are several factors to take into consideration when making that decision. Where you reside, the severity of your case and the type of insurance coverage you have can all affect the average cost of this treatment selection. Another thing to consider when computing price of braces in Western Massachusetts is the type of material you want to use. Stop by our office today for more information about the average price for this treatment option.

How Long Does it Take to Get Braces?

On average, the installation process can be completed in one to two hours. Some patients experience mild discomfort after the procedure, but this is totally normal. In many cases, the pain eases within a week. If you continue to have soreness that does not respond to over the counter medication, call and talk to one of our dentists. After this process, patients typically see their desired results within one to two years.

Will I Need Retainers After Braces?

At the end of your treatment, the removal procedure takes approximately one hour. After removal, your dentist or orthodontist may recommend the use of a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting out of alignment. While teeth retainers are usually worn at night, clear retainers can be worn during the day if necessary. It may take a few years of wearing a retainer to preserve your results. Give us a call today to learn more about this and other treatment options.

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