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If you have misaligned teeth, braces are an effective solution that can give you straight teeth for the rest of your life. If your teeth are crowded, orthodontic treatment can also give you a more comfortable smile that is easier to care for, as it is easier to brush straight teeth. Continue reading or call our office for a consultation if you are considering braces in Woodbridge.
Where Can I Find an Orthodontist Near Me?
If you are looking for a dentist that can help you with braces, please call our office. We would be happy to schedule a consultation for you. Our dentist can discuss your teeth straightening options with you and help you decide the best way to achieve the smile you deserve. Our friendly and welcoming office will put you at ease and make it pleasant to come in for necessary periodic adjustments.
How Do Dentists Install Braces?
The first thing that happens is our dentist will clean and dry your teeth. Next, he or she uses a special glue to attach a bracket to each tooth and uses elastic bands to attach an archwire to the brackets. It is a painless procedure; however, you may find that the harmless glue has an unpleasant taste.
What Are the Main Types of Braces?
There are traditional metal braces which are very effective at correcting almost all orthodontic issues. Ceramic braces are similar to metal ones, except the brackets are tooth-colored so they are less noticeable. There are also invisible braces, which are technically not braces but clear aligner trays. The trays are removable so you can eat the foods that wouldn’t be possible to eat with traditional braces. Call for a consultation and our dentist can help you select the best option for your unique situation.
What Is the Average Cost of Braces?
Our patients often ask us, “How much do braces cost?” It’s natural to worry about the cost. Call us for a consultation and our dentist can go over your options with you. Different types of braces have different prices. Your cost will also depend on the severity of your misalignment. Let us know during your consultation if your dental insurance plan has orthodontic coverage. We also have flexible financing options.
How Much Time Does It Take to Get Braces?
It will take our dentist between one to two hours. The process isn’t painful, but you will be sore afterward. It takes a little while to become accustomed to wearing braces but a topical, oral anesthetic drug and an OTC pain reliever are usually enough to ease the temporary discomfort.
Will I Have to Wear a Retainer After the Braces Come Off?
You may have to wear a retainer for up to two years after the braces come off. Fortunately, you would only have to wear one at night to keep your teeth in position after wearing the retainer full time for several weeks. Call our office for a consultation with our dentist, who will explain the length of the process.