Braces remain a popular option for straightening teeth and aligning the bite for a simple reason—they’re extremely effective. Unlike the braces of the past, however, today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable, and available in a variety of materials that give patients a wider range of aesthetic choices in treatment. Teenagers and adults alike have found braces to be a tried-and-true solution for achieving an even, attractive smile.
Braces are a fixed orthodontic appliance that works around the clock for efficient, convenient correction. Brackets are placed on the teeth with a special adhesive, and an archwire is added to exert steady, gentle pressure to guide the teeth into the desired position. Because they’re bonded to your teeth, there’s nothing to lose or forget. Braces are also relatively affordable compared to other teeth-straightening options.
At B Orthodontics, we offer several choices of brackets for patients to customize their treatment:
Made of medical-grade stainless steel, these are the most common and the most economical type of braces. Though they’re called “traditional” braces, they’ve improved significantly over the years.
We’re one of the few providers of WildSmiles, designer braces that allow kids to create personalized looks with heart, star, football, and flower-shaped metal brackets.
For patients wanting more discreet option for straightening their teeth, clear braces provide a less noticeable alternative to metal braces. They’re an excellent choice for older teens or adults who don’t care for the traditional appearance of stainless steel.
How long an individual patient will need to wear braces depends on many factors: the specific issue being treated, the age of the patient when they start treatment, and what type of braces they choose. In general, teen patients tend to complete their treatment more quickly than adults, as their teeth move more readily. However, it’s never too late to get the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed of! We successfully treat adult patients every day.
While your braces are on, you’ll need to avoid certain hard and sticky foods, and you’ll need to take extra care with dental hygiene to keep your teeth as healthy as possible during treatment. Balanced against the lifetime reward of a beautiful smile and healthy bite, these temporary restrictions are a minor inconvenience well worth the effort to maintain. We work with our patients to ensure they know how to keep their braces in top condition for fast, effective treatment.
Like the treatment plan itself, the cost of braces from patient to patient varies based on the issues being addressed and the type of braces chosen. We offer a number of convenient payment options to help keep your orthodontic treatment within your budget, as well as working with you to maximize any applicable insurance coverage.
B Orthodontics is dedicated to helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams at any age. We’ll help you find the best option for achieving your orthodontic goals. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.