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Are crowded, uneven teeth causing you to hide your smile from the world? Are you suffering from speech issues caused by a misaligned bite? With our affordable braces in New Castle, these common scenarios can become a thing of the past. Our dentists have successfully corrected a host of orthodontic problems with these customized appliances.
Patients of all ages can get braces, meaning it’s never too late to achieve your best possible smile. Plus, straightening your teeth does more than improve their appearance — it can make it easier to brush, floss and chew. Find out what’s possible by scheduling a consultation.
What Dentist Does Braces?
When thinking about straightening your teeth, you might ask, “Does a general dentist do braces?” In many cases, your family dentist office is the first place to start if you’re wondering about orthodontics. Our skilled dentist will assess your smile and determine what alignment problems can be corrected with braces. You’ll have the chance to ask questions about insurance, payment options or the different types of appliances. Get the smile you’ve always wanted by giving us a call.
What’s the Procedure for Getting Braces Put On?
The process for getting a new set of braces is the same no matter what style you select. This pain-free procedure involves the dentist adding a bonding agent to the surface of the teeth. You might find that the glue tastes bitter, but it isn’t harmful. The glue is used to hold the brackets, which are connected to the archwire. Finally, rubber bands are added to secure the appliance to your jaw. If you have questions about this process, please contact our office for more information.
How Do I Know What Type of Braces I Need?
If you are unsure what style of braces in New Castle meets your needs, an appointment with a skilled braces dentist will provide the answers. We offer three major types of braces – metal, ceramic and invisible. Metal braces are the most popular style due to their affordability and ability to correct a variety of alignment issues. Ceramic braces function similarly to metal, but are made with a more discreet tooth-colored material. They tend to be higher in price than metal appliances.
We also provide invisible braces to teens and adults with moderate alignment concerns. Invisible aligners are completely removable, making them a convenient way to align teeth. With invisible aligners, there are no dietary restrictions and it’s easy to maintain good oral hygiene.
Which type of orthodontic device meets your needs? Find out by scheduling an appointment at our office.
Can I Afford Braces?
Straightening your teeth is an excellent way to improve your oral health, but many patients have concerns about cost. In fact, one of the most common questions we receive is, “How much do braces cost and are there payment options?” Several factors will determine the price of braces, including your insurance, how many follow-up appointments you’ll need for adjustments, how long you’ll require an appliance and where you’re located.
Fortunately, there are ways to make the cost of orthodontics more affordable. One way is through insurance, as many plans offer full or partial coverage for orthodontics. We encourage you to contact your provider for an overview of benefits. Additionally, our flexible payment plans for orthodontics can help you manage the cost. These plans allow you to make monthly payments toward the balance instead of paying one larger amount upfront.
We’re here to help you find a solution that meets your dental health needs and your budget. Contact us to learn more about flexible financing and our affordable orthodontics.
How Long Is a Braces Treatment?
Every patient faces different challenges when it comes to achieving a more aligned smile, so treatment times vary widely. However, the initial visit to get your appliance attached usually only takes one to two hours. You may feel soreness afterward as your mouth adjusts to the new device, which is normal. Drugstore pain relievers can help you manage the discomfort. If the pain persists beyond one to two weeks or is unbearable, give our office a call.
Most patients ask us, “When will I get my braces off?” We find that most patients finish treatment in under two years, though there are exceptions. Severe cases may require longer treatment times.
Do You Have to Wear a Retainer After Braces?
When your orthodontic treatment is finished, you’ll return to our practice to have the archwire, brackets and rubber bands removed. This process usually takes approximately one hour and is painless.
After finishing treatment, you might not be eager to use another appliance — but retainers are often necessary in preserving your smile. These appliances are custom-fitted to your mouth and are usually worn while you sleep. Without a retainer in place, your teeth could shift. The retainer allows your teeth to fuse into their new position and stay stunning for years to come.