Are you thinking about getting traditional metal braces? Are you concerned that they’ll be uncomfortable and bothersome to wear?
The good news is that traditional braces have made vast improvements in the past decades. They are now smaller and made of a stronger material that is actually lighter in weight, so they have become more comfortable to wear and easier to clean.
Which means they are an even more ideal solution to correct any number of conditions such as crooked teeth, crowding and spacing issues, and even underbites and overbites.
Here are some of the benefits that you can expect to receive from wearing braces:
When your braces are new, you may experience some tenderness in your teeth, mouth, and gums. But be assured, this will not last beyond the first week or two.
If you’re wondering how long you’ll have to wear braces, the answer is that it depends on your unique situation. Although the estimate is usually between one to three years, Kids First Dental will be able to give you a tighter timeline after an examination and treatment plan have been developed.
We’ll also suggest a period of time for you to wear your retainer each day after your braces have been removed.
There are a few things that will affect the cost of your braces, and they include the length of time you’ll need to wear them and whether or not any teeth need to be removed. This is something that will be discussed during your consultation with Kids First Dental, so you’ll know what to expect from the beginning.
Keep in mind too that orthodontic treatment has made huge advancements in recent years and there may be alternatives available to help correct your smile, such as ceramic braces and Invisalign. A multi-specialty dental practice like Kids First Dental in Greenwood can advise you on the pros and cons to each option and discuss which options you may be a candidate for.
Remember, with today’s advanced materials and treatment options, wearing braces is not like it was 20 years ago. Contact us today to learn more about the option that might be best for you!