Are Braces Affordable?
Dental braces are devices that we use to help straighten and align your teeth. They consist of small brackets attached to your teeth with a special adhesive and then are connected by wires that are adjusted over time to move your teeth into their proper positions. Braces can be made from various materials, so you have plenty of options. With patience and regular adjustments, braces can give you a beautiful, healthy smile that you'll be proud to show off. You can visit us at OHIOSmiles, and we will help you correct any misalignments with the use of braces.
Who is a Good Candidate for Braces?
Anyone with crooked or misaligned teeth, overcrowding, or bite issues can benefit from braces. However, we will help to check whether you are an ideal candidate for braces.
During your consultation, we will examine your teeth and jaw. We then take x-rays and images while also getting information regarding your medical history. We will also consider factors such as age, overall dental health, and lifestyle to determine if braces are the right choice. With comprehensive information, we are able to handle your condition in the best way.
Remember that orthodontic treatment with braces can be a significant commitment, requiring regular appointments for adjustments and proper care of your teeth and braces. However, for many people, the result of a straight, healthy smile is well worth the effort.
The Cost of Braces
The cost of braces can vary depending on several factors such as the material you select. Some materials are more expensive than others. Generally, traditional metal braces are the most affordable option, while clear or ceramic braces can be more expensive. Braces can range in price from $3,000 to $10,000.
Fortunately, we offer payment plans and financing options to help make braces more affordable for patients. Additionally, some insurance plans may cover some of the costs, so check your insurance provider for coverage options. We offer affordable solutions for you.
What Do Braces Treat?
Braces are one option for improving the appearance and functionality of teeth. Braces are used to correct misaligned teeth and bite problems. Braces put some pressure on your teeth and shift them into the ideal position. This then helps to improve the function of your teeth. With braces, you are also at a lower risk of tooth decay. They help ensure you have better alignment and a confident smile. Braces are typically used to treat orthodontic issues such as crowded or crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites. We can help determine the best course of treatment. We understand that the needs of each patient may differ according to your specific needs and desires.
While many parents might realize their children need to see an orthodontist to correct specific issues with their teeth, they do not realize the American Association of Orthodontists suggests the first visit begin at age six. This does not mean the orthodontic treatment will begin at that point. Rather, it means the orthodontist will make an initial assessment of your child’s orthodontic needs at that time and make a recommendation as to treatment if needed. If you have questions regarding early orthodontic assessment for your child, please reach out to us at OHIOSmiles.
Early Orthodontic Assessment
Typical situations we look to address during the early orthodontic assessment include looking for an overbite or underbite. An overbite occurs when the upper teeth stick out too far over the lower teeth. An underbite is the opposite of the overbite; this is where the lower jaw juts out farther than the upper jaw. Something known as a deep bite is also addressed where the upper teeth completely cover the lower teeth. An open bite is also assessed, which is when only the back teeth touch when a patient bites down. Also, crowded or overlapping teeth will be addressed too. If the front teeth have a large space between them, we also look for the improper alignment of the front teeth. The last common thing we look for is called a crossbite where the upper teeth completely fit inside the lower ones.
What Will Orthodontic Problems Affect?
Most parents fail to realize that any misalignment of the jaw can cause structural problems in the jaw and even the development of the spine which can cause both pain and a need for potential surgical intervention. By correcting these issues early, your child will not develop habits that could cause pain and discomfort in the future. It can help reduce posture issues and excessive tooth decay from misaligned teeth.
Those children in need of orthodontic treatment typically have a hard time chewing which can coincide with clicking noises in the jaw. They may also have difficulty speaking or complain of pain along their jaw or in their actual teeth. Whether your child has issues with crowded teeth or more complicated bite symptoms, an early orthodontic assessment can address them and offer treatment protocols to correct these issues.
Types of Braces
We offer various types of braces, including traditional metal braces, ceramic (also known as white braces), lingual braces (which are cemented to the inside of the teeth rather than the front), and clear aligners. Which type of braces you choose may depend on your personal preference, cost, as well as the condition and amount of alignment your teeth require. We will be happy to discuss the various types of braces with you and the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Choose the Most Appropriate Orthodontic Treatment
Braces are a standard dental restoration tool ideal for aligning your teeth. You can visit us at OHIOSmiles for the best dental treatment recommendation. Feel free to contact us at (740) 781-0540. We have experience and tools to give you the best outcome for your dental needs. Let us help you improve your smile and the alignment of your teeth.