What are braces, and how do they work?
Braces are orthodontic devices that use brackets, wires, and bands to gradually shift and align teeth. They apply gentle pressure to guide teeth into their proper positions.
Can adults get braces too?
Yes, adults can get braces to correct misalignments and improve their smiles. There are discreet options available, such as clear braces, to suit adult patients' preferences.
What are aligners, and how do they differ from braces?
Aligners are clear, custom-made trays that fit over teeth and gently move them into alignment. Unlike braces, they are removable and virtually invisible.
Are aligners suitable for all orthodontic issues?
Aligners are effective for many orthodontic problems, such as gaps, crowding, and bite issues. Severe cases may require traditional braces for optimal results.
Why do I need to wear retainers after treatment?
Retainers are essential to maintain the results achieved through braces or aligner treatment. They prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions, ensuring long-lasting results.
What should I expect during my first orthodontic visit?
During your initial visit, your orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays and digital impressions. They will discuss treatment options and create a personalized plan.
How is 3D printing used in orthodontics?
3D printing technology is used to create custom aligners, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances, precisely ensuring a comfortable fit and effective treatment.
At what age should my child start orthodontic treatment?
The ideal age for children to receive orthodontic evaluations is around 7. Early assessment helps identify any potential issues and plan for timely treatment.
How much do orthodontic treatments cost?
The cost of orthodontic treatments can vary based on the complexity of the case and the chosen treatment option. Our team will provide a detailed breakdown and discuss financing options during your consultation.
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