(973) 321-3108

Garden State Dental of Newark
182 Ferry Street, Newark, NJ 07105

If you’re embarrassed to smile because your teeth are uneven, it may be time to see what orthodontic options are available. Our dentists often recommend braces in Ironbound Newark to those struggling with an overbite, crowding, gapped teeth and more. Patients of all ages can straighten their teeth with orthodontics, so it’s never too late to achieve a more aligned smile.

Getting braces provides a number of advantages. In addition to a more confident look, orthodontic treatment often makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth. Plus, correcting bite issues can help prevent speech or chewing problems down the line.

Don’t let misaligned teeth affect your self-esteem. Give us a call today to learn more about our affordable orthodontics.

What Dentists Do Braces?

Consulting with an experienced braces dentist is the first step in achieving the smile you desire. Our team members are dedicated to making sure every patient feels comfortable when exploring their orthodontic options. We’re here to answer your questions about how long you’ll need braces, the anticipated cost and what your insurance covers. We’re ready to help you achieve straighter, healthier teeth. Schedule an appointment by giving us a call.

What Happens When Getting Braces?

Many people feel nervous when getting orthodontics for the first time, but understanding the procedure can ease any uncertainty. Attaching your new appliance is a pain-free process that usually takes under two hours. During the first step, the dentist will apply a strong bonding adhesive to your teeth to hold the brackets in place. Then, the archwire is attached to the brackets. The appliance is then secured with small rubber bands. This appliance will be adjusted periodically as your treatment progresses.

How Do You Know What Braces You’ll Need?

Choosing the right type of braces in Ironbound Newark is an important decision that’s best made alongside an experienced dentist. During your appointment, we’ll explain what’s possible with orthodontics and what option best meets your needs. Many patients undergo treatment with metal appliances, which are often the most affordable. They’re often recommended for patients whose alignment issues are severe.

Ceramic braces function similarly to metal braces, but the brackets are tooth-colored instead of metal. They can be higher in cost than traditional metal appliances, but they create a less noticeable look. Invisible braces are another option that offer a virtually unnoticeable look and the convenience of a removable appliance. The aligner trays can be taken out to eat, drink or practice oral hygiene.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Investing in orthodontics can provide lasting benefits to your oral health, but cost can be a concern for those on a budget. Orthodontic treatment is personalized based on each patient’s needs, so costs vary. If your alignment issues are severe, you may see higher expenses. How long you’ll wear the appliance, your location and what your insurance covers will factor into the cost. Some insurance plans offer partial or full coverage for braces, while others may not. We encourage all patients to review their coverage with their provider.

Another option that can help make orthodontics more affordable is flexible financing. Available for many patients, these payment plans can help you fit the cost of treatment into your budget. We’re here to help no matter what your budget — learn more about your financial options by contacting our office.

Will Braces Take a Long Time?

Your first visit to have your braces put in place usually only takes an hour. The dentist will first clean and dry the teeth. Then, the brackets are attached using a strong bonding agent. With the brackets attached the archwire will be placed and secured with elastic bands. After the brackets and wires are attached, it’s common to feel soreness as your mouth adjusts. Take over-the-counter pain relievers to manage discomfort following the procedure. If the pain persists after one to two weeks or is extreme, contact your dentist.

We’re often asked, “How long will it take to straighten my teeth?” Most people complete
treatment in less than two years, but some cases can take longer. Your dentist will provide an overview of the estimated treatment time during your consultation.

Will I Have to Use a Retainer?

At the end of your orthodontic treatment, you’ll likely feel excited to enjoy the benefits of a more aligned smile. During a final procedure, the dentist will use a small tool to remove each bracket from your teeth along with the archwire. This process usually takes about an hour.

The dentist may suggest you begin wearing a retainer regularly to ensure your newly aligned teeth stay in place. Retainers are custom-fitted to your teeth and are usually worn while you sleep. Those who do not use retainers after orthodontic treatment may notice shifting. Contact our office if you have questions about life after braces.

Give us a call today if you’ve been thinking about a straighter, more aligned smile. We look forward to hearing from you.

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