In Orthodontics, an orthodontist will recommend braces to improve a patient’s “orofacial” appearance through a variety of orthodontic treatments. Orthodontic treatments are proven to treat problems that include overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position, and crooked or crowded teeth. If left untreated, these problems may trigger some serious health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and earaches. Moreover, other serious health problems such as speaking, biting or chewing problems if left untreated. Orthodontic treatments can transform the appearance and function of your smile, leaving your oral health in an enviable position.
How much do braces cost
The average cost of any particular orthodontic treatment is dependent on the type of treatment you are seeking. Invisalign for example is more costly than traditional orthodontic treatments such as metal or ceramic braces due to the fact it’s ‘invisible’. Moreover, the cost of any particular orthodontic treatment is also dependent on the situation of one’s oral health.
Straighten teeth without braces
How is this possible? Don’t fret, you’re not the only one asking this question. With the introduction of revolutionary orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, you can now improve the appearance and function of your smile without dealing with the appearance of traditional orthodontic treatments.
Invisalign treatment consists of using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that straighten your smile bit by bit over a specified timeframe. These aligners are worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth. It must be noted that these aligners are changed every two weeks for a new set of aligners to ensure your teeth are given the support necessary to move them into their desired position.
Traditional braces generally consist of metal brackets and wires that work together by applying pressure to your teeth, consequently adjusting them to their desired position over a specified period of time. Modern braces are much less noticeable than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces that many adults remember from their childhood. Traditional braces are a cheaper form of orthodontic treatment that is still highly effective in correcting the appearance and function of your smile.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, plastic aligners that are removable and replaced every two weeks. Invisalign treatment possesses a number of benefits for patients, including their almost invisible appearance and the ability to remove them when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Furthermore, Invisalign treatment can be quite costly and take longer to improve the appearance of your smile when compared to traditional braces.
Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are the same size and shape as metal braces, except they use tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend in with your teeth. Clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional braces, although they come at a higher cost and are prone to stains if not cleaned correctly over time.
For more information on orthodontic treatments, or to book a consultation, please contact Dream Smiles Orthodontics today.