Teeth-Straightening Solutions From The Teenage Years And Beyond
A variety of orthodontic options exist to enhance smiles for people of all ages, from teens to adults. Enhancing your smile is not only our passion but also a step towards better oral health. Misaligned or crowded teeth and incorrect bite patterns can lead to difficulties in maintaining proper oral hygiene, discomfort, and even pain. Fortunately, orthodontic care can address these concerns, often in as little as 6 months.
How to Determine If Orthodontic Treatment Is Necessary for You
Consider orthodontic treatment if you’re dealing with any of these issues:
- Overbite: Your upper teeth significantly overlap your lower teeth.
- Spacing: There are noticeable gaps or spaces between your teeth.
- Underbite: Your lower teeth protrude beyond your upper teeth.
- Crowding: There’s not enough space in your mouth, causing teeth to overlap or making flossing challenging.
- Crossbite: Your upper and lower teeth do not align properly when biting.
- Pain: You frequently suffer from chronic headaches, jaw pain, or pain in your upper back and neck.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
There are many different treatment options available depending on your personal needs and your budget. Here are a few of the options that may be available:
When you hear the word braces, you most likely think of those bulky metal brackets with wires. Modern dental brackets are now smaller, less noticeable, and just as effective as the older bulkier ones. They’re easier to keep clean and much more comfortable.
If traditional braces are what you’re after, we also provide clear brackets, which are especially favored by our adult clientele. These brackets blend the effectiveness of traditional orthodontic treatment with a discreet appearance, making them barely noticeable at a casual glance.
Clear aligners, like Invisalign, have surged in popularity recently. These are custom-fitted, transparent trays designed to incrementally move your teeth to the desired alignment. They offer a snug, precise fit and the flexibility to be removed for eating, normal brushing and flossing, and special events such as important meetings or significant dates.
The Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment In Breslau
Under a standard insurance policy, the out-of-pocket cost for orthodontic treatment typically ranges from $3,000 to over $5,000. Following an oral examination, we’re eager to provide you with a precise estimate, allowing you to understand the extent of your insurance coverage and your actual out-of-pocket expenses. Without insurance, the cost for orthodontic services generally falls between $4,000 and $6,000+.
How do we determine the price of your orthodontic care, and why might it appear costly?
Several factors influence the cost of orthodontic treatment, including:
- The initial state of your oral health, both teeth and gums.
- The extent of movement required for your teeth.
- The type of orthodontic procedure you select.
- The duration of your treatment plan.
Given the unique nature of each individual’s smile, the most effective way to identify the most suitable treatment for you and to calculate your out-of-pocket costs is to schedule a consultation. By sharing your aspirations for your smile and allowing us to assess your teeth, we can develop a customized treatment plan aimed at achieving your desired outcomes.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ideally, orthodontic treatment would occur in younger patients before most adult teeth have arrived. If you are a parent, we recommend bringing your teen in for a consultation. But don’t worry! There are orthodontic treatment options available for adults too! It’s never too late.
When braces are initially put on, they don’t cause pain. However, as they start to move your teeth, you might experience some discomfort. Many patients report this sensation as more of an annoyance than actual pain. Nonetheless, if you do feel any pain or discomfort, please inform us! We have various solutions to ensure your treatment process is as comfortable as can be.
Steer clear of foods that could harm your braces, such as candy apples, caramel, or corn on the cob, as well as items that are challenging to remove from braces, including caramel, gum, and popcorn. It’s also wise to limit intake of sugary or acidic foods, which can be harder to clean off your teeth than usual. Additionally, certain foods, like beets, curry, and Kraft Dinner, can stain clear braces.
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Floss threaders and super floss, specifically designed for use with braces or permanent retainers, are available. We look forward to demonstrating how to effectively floss your braces during your upcoming visit.
Orthodontic treatment duration can vary, with minor adjustments potentially taking as little as 6 months. However, for most patients, the period of wearing braces ranges from 6 months to 2 years. A more precise timeline can be provided following an oral examination.
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