Braces before and after
An orthodontist will recommend braces to improve a patient’s “orofacial” appearance through a variety of orthodontic treatments. These orthodontic treatments are proven in treating problems such as incorrect jaw position, overbites, underbites, and crooked or crowded teeth. If left untreated, these dental problems can trigger a number of problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, headaches, earaches, and result in other problems such as speaking, biting or chewing problems. Orthodontic treatment can transform the appearance and function of your smile, leaving your oral health in good stead.
How much do braces cost
The average cost of orthodontic treatment is dependent on the type of treatment you receive. For example, Invisalign treatment is more costly than traditional braces due to the fact it’s ‘invisible’. Moreover, the cost of orthodontic treatment is dependent on the situation of one’s oral health.
Straighten teeth without braces
You might be thinking, wait, how is this possible? With the introduction of revolutionary orthodontic treatments such as the aforementioned Invisalign, you can now improve the appearance and function of your smile without dealing with traditional metal braces.
Invisalign treatment consists of using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that straighten your smile little by little over a specified period of time. These aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth. The aligners must be changed every two weeks for a new set of aligners to ensure your teeth are given the support necessary to move them into their desired position.
Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires that work by applying pressure to your teeth, adjusting them to their desired position over a specified period of time. Modern braces are smaller and much less noticeable than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces that many adults remember from the childhood. Traditional braces are a cheaper form of orthodontic treatment that is still highly effective in correcting the appearance and function of your smile.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, plastic aligners that are removable and replaced every two weeks. Although Invisalign treatment possesses a number of benefits which include their almost invisible appearance and the ability to remove them when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, they will not work for serious dental problems. Moreover, Invisalign treatment can be quite costly and take longer to improve the appearance of your smile when compared to traditional braces.
Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except they use tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend in with your teeth. Clear braces are much less noticeable than traditional braces, although they generally come at a higher cost and are prone to stains if not cleaned correctly over time.
For more information on these services, or to book a consultation, please contact Newwave Orthodontics today.