The primary objective of orthodontic treatment is to achieve a healthy and properly aligned smile. To accomplish this objective, various orthodontic options are available, with the following list outlining the most popular choices for braces.
When discussing orthodontics, metal braces are often the first type that comes to mind for many people. While metal braces still utilize small metal brackets, advancements in technology have enabled orthodontists like Dr. David Markham to utilize these brackets and wires in a more inconspicuous manner.
The robustness of traditional metal braces surpasses many of the concerns harbored by some patients. Offering the enduring experience and dependability derived from decades of orthodontic advancements, traditional metal braces provide patients with a reliable solution. It’s important to note that certain dental and jaw misalignment issues necessitate the use of brackets, ensuring patients with severe cases can fully benefit from the advantages that braces offer.
Moreover, fixed appliances like metal braces present an additional advantage for patients of all ages: there’s no need to spend excessive time pondering their whereabouts after meals.
Although maintaining oral hygiene may pose some challenges during orthodontic treatment, it is entirely achievable. Consult with our team for additional tips on preserving a healthy smile with braces, and embark on your treatment journey towards achieving your ideal smile!
The cost of braces varies depending on the type of braces you choose. According to the OralB website: Metal braces (traditional braces): $3,000 – 7,000. Invisalign Clear Aligners: $4,000 – 7,400.
There is no right or wrong type of braces treatment. Your Orthodontist will be able to determine which type best fits your lifestyle and your needed treatment.
Getting dental braces is not painful. You will feel pressure and a slight pinching sensation with some discomfort until you get used to having braces in your mouth.
Treatment time with braces can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Your Orthodontist will be able to give you an accurate estimate of your treatment time depending on your specific issues.