How much do braces cost?
Your orthodontic treatment is an affordable investment that truly pays off. The actual cost will depend upon various factors, including the complexity and severity of your problem and the required length of your treatment.
Does orthodontic treatment hurt?
There may be a little discomfort after adjustments. However, Tylenol or Advil can be taken to remedy any discomfort.
Why do I need braces if my teeth are straight but my bite is off?
Orthodontic treatment is for much more than just pretty teeth. A good, healthy bite may help eliminate other health problems in later years such as jaw pain, popping and clicking and/or headaches. It may also help save teeth from wearing down due to clenching and/or grinding.
How much longer do I have until I get my braces off?
We will let you know your estimated completion date, but if you miss or reschedule an appointment, forget to wear elastics, or fail to cooperate, your treatment will take longer.
How long do I have to wear my retainers?
The first year you will wear your retainers full time. Then you will graduate to nightwear. We tell our patients that retainers are a lifetime commitment.
Do I continue to see my dentist for regular visits during orthodontic treatment?
Yes. You'll be asked to continue seeing your general dentist for cleanings and exams at least twice a year.
How long is full orthodontic treatment?
Treatment generally lasts 18-30 months, depending on the doctor's recommendations.