Why do I need orthodontics?
Orthodontics can improve the appearance of your smile, but did you know they can also improve the function of your smile? You might need orthodontics to correct an overbite and or reduce crowding. You can increase your confidence and whole body health with a simple orthodontic treatment that gives you an amazing new smile.
When should orthodontic treatment begin?
You can achieve the smile of your dreams at any age, but it is advantageous to begin braces as early as possible. Children around the age of 7 can start seeing their orthodontist to promote proper jawbone growth and optimal smile development.
Do braces hurt?
Some patients may experience minimal pain or discomfort while they adjust to their braces, but this often takes only a few days. We may recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, but many patients find this unnecessary. Popsicles, ice cream, and cold drinks are favorites for our patients right after the braces are placed or after an adjustment.
How long will my orthodontic treatment take?
The length of your orthodontic treatment depends on your unique smile. The active phase of your orthodontic treatment could take anywhere from 6 to 24 months, although average treatment lasts between 12 and 18 months. After active treatment, retainers should be regularly worn to maintain your stunning results.
Will I need to limit my diet while I wear braces?
Patients who wear ceramic or metal braces should avoid sticky or hard foods that could damage their brackets or wires. You may also want to avoid foods that could easily get stuck in your braces, like popcorn. Invisalign patients won’t need to make major changes to their diet, because they should remove their aligners before eating.
How much do braces cost?
The cost of your orthodontic treatment varies based on your preferences, needs, and style of braces. Fortunately, we offer low monthly payment options and specialized payment plans at Endrizzi Orthodontics so you won’t have to worry about the cost of your braces. Our patients find that they are pleased with their long-term investment in a lifetime of health and improved self-esteem.
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You can call our office anytime with questions or concerns. We would love to talk to you over the phone or during a complimentary consultation. Contact us today at Endrizzi Orthodontics and let’s get started on a beautiful new smile!