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You deserve to have a beautiful smile that you can be proud to show off. If your smile is being hindered by crooked or crowded teeth, dental braces may be the solution you need. This treatment option slowly shifts teeth and underlying bone into place to correct misalignments. Call one of our experienced dentists today to explore the treatment options available to you.
How Do I Obtain Braces?
You may be thinking, “How do I find a dentist that does braces?” A personal consultation with an experienced braces dentist or orthodontist is a great place to start. At our practice, we understand that finding the right dentist is a decision that affects both your health and your wallet. For this reason, we take special care to ensure that each patient gets the care and attention they deserve. Working closely with each patient, we develop a personalized treatment plan that allows them to achieve their goals in as little time as possible.
How Are Braces Applied to the Teeth?
No matter what type of material you choose, the process for putting on braces remains the same. Your dentist will start by ensuring that your teeth are clean and dry. Next, they will apply a bonding glue that allows them to attach the brackets. And lastly, the dentist or orthodontist will carefully string the archwires through each bracket and secure them with elastic bands.
Are Different Types of Braces Available for Everyone?
Modern dental technology offers various treatment solutions to meet your needs. Metal braces are a top choice for kids and young adults. This cost-effective treatment option involves using the traditional bracket-and-wire device to correct crooked, crowded or uneven teeth. Ceramic braces, similar in shape and size to the metal option, tend to be clear or white so they can blend more easily with your teeth. Invisible braces, also called clear braces, use clear plastic trays to correct the position of your teeth.
How Much Should I Pay to Get Braces?
Patients frequently ask, “How much do braces cost?” When answering this question, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration. Things like the area where you live, the severity of your case and the type of insurance you have can all impact the average cost of this treatment option. Another thing to keep in mind when computing the price of braces in Northampton is the type of material you want to use. Give our office a call today to get more information or an individualized treatment plan.
Does it Take a Long Time to Get Braces?
On average, the process of getting braces takes just one to two hours. It is not unusual for patients to experience mild soreness after getting mouth braces, but it typically subsides within a week. If patients continue to experience soreness that cannot be addressed with over-the-counter medication, call to speak to one of our experienced dentists. In the majority of cases, patients are able to achieve their desired result after one or two years of treatment.
Are Retainers After Braces Required for Everyone?
In general, the removal process can be completed in about an hour. After the brackets and wires have been removed, a dentist or orthodontist may recommend using a retainer to maintain your results. Teeth retainers are usually worn at night and work by holding your teeth in the proper position. For daytime use, clear retainers are available if necessary. You may need to wear a retainer for several years to keep your teeth from shifting out of alignment.