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Orthodontic treatment is important for several reasons. Firstly, it can improve your self-confidence by correcting misaligned teeth and giving you a smile you’re proud to show off. Secondly, it can have a positive impact on your overall health by making it easier to clean your teeth and reducing the risk of gum disease. Additionally, fixing bite problems can improve speech and chewing ability in the long term. Overall, orthodontic treatment is an investment in your oral health and well-being.
The best age for orthodontic treatment varies depending on individual needs, but early preventative treatment during growth can address issues before they become more serious. For most teens, ages 11-14 are ideal for traditional braces or Invisalign. It’s important to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist to determine the best timing for treatment.
Yes! As a matter of fact, many of our patients engage in contact sports while having their teeth straightened. You may opt to have Invisalign or Spark™ Aligners so that you can remove it during your activity. Or consider wearing a mouth guard to prevent dental injury.
Crooked teeth are usually passed down from generation to generation. However, some cases develop due to extreme oral habits like thumb-sucking, mouth-breathing, nail-biting, and bottle feeding longer than usual. Aging is also one of the causes of crooked teeth. As we age, our teeth tend to crowd with time without proper retainers.
You should avoid: sticky or hard candy, popcorn, nuts, gum, hard taco shells, corn chips, ice, pretzels, nuts, and hard cookies or crackers.
Cut up hard foods like fruits and vegetables into bite-sized chunks.
With braces it is recommended that you brush after each meal. Food can easily get caught in your braces, and if left there for too long, it can start the development of white spots or cavities. You should floss at least once a day using interdental brushes, water flossers, or a floss threader to clean in between your teeth easily.
Aligners are removable, almost invisible, and custom-made to fit your teeth. There are no metal wires and elastic ties – making it the most discreet way to straighten your teeth.
There are no food restrictions with aligners. However, you need to remove your aligners before eating any food and drinking hot beverages to prevent you from getting cavities & the trays from getting deformed or broken.
There are a lot of risks associated with the do-it-yourself type of orthodontic treatment. Gums, teeth, and bone must be assessed carefully before having any orthodontic treatment – and that is something you wouldn’t do initially with DIY aligners. Also, there’ll be no orthodontist to monitor your progress or catch early signs of problems throughout the course.
We understand that accidents happen. Simply call us and set up an appointment to get a new retainer. Our lifetime retainer program ensures that you will have a readily available supply of retainers should anything happen.
Your orthodontist will discuss with you how often you should come in. On average, visits will vary between every 6-8 weeks, depending on the stage of the treatment. We also use new technology to offer remote monitoring for those traveling from far or with busy schedules to ensure that your treatment is still being monitored by a specialist while reducing the amount of time you need to come into the office.
We strive to make orthodontic treatment affordable for all of our patients. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your specific needs and budget. We offer a range of financing options, including payment plans, to help make treatment more affordable. While the cost of treatment depends on the level of care and complexity of treatment, we will work with you to find a solution that works for you. We want to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible and the cost of treatment should not hinder a patient’s ability to begin their orthodontic journey.
It is very important to be careful when eating any of the foods listed in the video below because they have the potential to damage the braces and increase the treatment time. We understand that it is frustrating, but the wait will be worth it when you walk out of our office with your beautiful new smile!
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