Why Is Orthodontic Treatment So Important?
Healthy Smile: Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to maintain and clean, leading to such problems as tooth decay and gum disease. A bad bite can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces and difficulty in chewing and speaking.
Beautiful Smile: If you are not confident in the way you look, your self-esteem suffers.
A beautiful smile enhances ones appearance and confidence. Without treatment,
problems may worsen, proving to be more costly and serious in the future.
What Does Orthodontic Treatment Involve?
Most of all, treatment involves you.To achieve our desired results, you need to diligently follow our instructions for wearing orthodontic appliances and practicing good dental hygiene. The Doctor will
provide you with braces, retainers or other corrective appliances which use gentle
pressure to move your teeth and jaws into their proper positions.
How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
Each case is different, but patients generally wear braces from one to three years. Your
treatment time will depend upon the severity of your problem and how well you
follow our instructions. Once braces are removed, most patients will wear retainers
throughout life to keep their teeth in their new positions. We will determine how long
your retainers need to be worn.
What Is the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?
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.