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If crowded or crooked teeth are making you feel self-conscious, seeing a skilled braces dentist can help. Braces in East Brunswick are an effective treatment for alignment problems such as crowding or spacing as well as overbite or underbite.
Orthodontics can do more than correct cosmetic issues, however. Straightening your teeth can improve speech and make it easier to brush and floss. If you’re currently suffering from gum disease, orthodontic treatment could alleviate your symptoms.
Best of all, it’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Our skilled dentists offer several types of appliances to fit your unique needs and budget. See what’s possible with orthodontic care — book an appointment today by giving us a call.
How Can You Get Dental Braces?
Have you been wondering how to get braces? The first step is to find a dentist you trust. During your appointment, our dentist will examine your teeth and determine what changes are possible with dental braces. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss any concerns you have and ask questions about the different types of devices, associated costs, or how long you’ll need to wear an appliance. No matter what your dental health goals are, we can help. Call us now to schedule an appointment.
How Are Dental Braces Put On?
Many patients feel anxious when getting orthodontics for the first time, but understanding the process can ease any nervousness. First, your dentist will use a bonding agent to attach the brackets to your teeth. These brackets hold the archwire in place, and the entire appliance will be adjusted as your treatment progresses. This process is painless and usually only takes a couple of hours. Once your braces are securely attached, you’ll be expected to come back to the dentist office at least once per month to have the wires adjusted. Please contact our office if you have questions about the procedure.
Are There Different Types of Braces?
Every patient has different orthodontic needs — that’s why appliances are available in different styles. Each appliance places gentle pressure on the teeth to slowly shift them into position. Traditional metal braces are the most popular option because they can correct a variety of orthodontic issues, even more complex cases. Ceramic braces are similar to metal and are affixed to the teeth the same way but are composed of tooth-like materials instead of metal. This creates a more seamless look.
Those desiring a discreet, convenient way to align teeth may be candidates for invisible braces. These clear aligners are ideal for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. The trays can be completely removed to eat, drink or to practice oral hygiene. Find out what type is best for you by scheduling an appointment today.
Straighter Smiles for Every Budget
There’s no doubt that getting orthodontic treatment is a significant medical and financial decision. When weighing your options, you’ll likely ask, “How much do braces cost?”
Several factors determine the out-of-pocket braces cost. These include your insurance, where you live, how many follow-up visits are necessary, and the type of appliance you choose. The materials used to fabricate your appliance also will determine the expense. We recommend consulting with your insurance provider to see what options are available to you.
Flexible financing is another way to get braces affordably. Our payment options allow families to split the cost of treatment over time. Please give us a call to see if this option is right for you.
How Long Do You Wear Braces?
We understand that many patients are anxious to see results from orthodontic treatment, but it’s important to adjust and straighten teeth safely and effectively. Braces in East Brunswick move teeth gradually, and most patients take between one to two years to complete treatment. This largely depends on the severity of your bite or alignment issues.
The process of putting on your appliance, however, is typically done over one or two visits. Some patients report feeling mild pain after the procedure or following a periodic adjustment. Discomfort after the brace is put on is common and can be managed with pain medication from the drugstore. If the pain persists past a week or is severe, contact your dentist.
What Happens After Braces?
A lot of our patients wonder, “What happens after braces?” Once your treatment is complete, the bracket-and-wire system will be removed by your dentist. A special pair of pliers is used to gently remove all attachments and wires from your teeth, revealing your new look. This process is painless and generally takes only one appointment.
Enjoying the benefits of a straighter smile for years to come often requires a retainer. Retainers are necessary to prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original position. They are custom-fitted to your teeth and are usually worn overnight. Call us now if you have questions about the post-braces process.