Top 5 things you need to know about Braces
Crowded teeth can be a problem and not just with the look of your smile.
What you need to know about braces
The top five things you need to know about braces are:
- There is no age limit for braces, even adults are getting braces now
- Keep an open mind the orthodontist is the specialist so do not get stuck on only invisible braces
- Your bite may need to be corrected as well as your crooked teeth
- There will be pain
- Cost and treatment times differ
Traditional braces may be the best option for your teeth, the orthodontist will make that decision. Today, with the advancements in dental braces, the standard metal braces are much smaller and far more comfortable than before.
With the traditional braces, they work by putting steady pressure on your teeth to straighten the teeth and align the jaw.
With all the advancements there are now invisible braces such as Invisalign. These are trays that are clear and worn 20 to 22 hours a day. The tray is custom made to fit your teeth and straighten them. Every couple of weeks you switch to a different tray.
Knowing which braces are right for you
In order to know which type of braces are right for your needs, you need to have a consultation with our orthodontist at Brooklin Village Dental Care. The orthodontist can evaluate your teeth and bite to determine which type of braces will best suit your needs. The average treatment time is 18 months to 2 years depending on the type of braces and your dental needs.
Cost of braces
Braces can be expensive, so check with your dental insurance to see if they cover braces.