FAQ’s About Braces & Orthodontics
In short, absolutely not! There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment as long as the teeth and surrounding tissues are in good health. Orthodontic treatment among adults is becoming more and more popular nowadays. There are many new options that can make orthodontic treatment less visible, including treatments such as Invisalign, lingual braces (fixed on the insides of the teeth), and clear braces. At Midwest Orthodontics Center our Orthodontist can help determine the best treatment options for you with a free consultation. To book your free consultation, contact us anytime!
Having a great smile with healthy teeth, gums and jaw is an investment that will reward you for the rest of your life! At Midwest Orthodontics Center we strive to make orthodontic services accessible to anyone, whether or not orthodontic treatment is covered by insurance. We offer very competitive pricing. Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation today! 1st Family Dental is also able to offer several options to help patients make their orthodontic treatment affordable for any budget. We offer interest-free monthly payment plans that are spread over the treatment time.
Getting braces can be a big step for someone. It is truly an investment that will last you for the rest of your life! Braces do more than just make your teeth straight. Do you find yourself or your loved one hiding your smile because you’re not happy with how your teeth look? Braces can give you a beautiful smile that will boost your self-confidence. You’ll never have to worry about your smile during that important interview or meeting, or for that first date. Go with confidence! Is brushing and flossing sometimes difficult because your teeth overlap, are crooked or have gaps? Orthodontics and braces can improve your dental health by improving regular oral hygiene.
Having straight and properly aligned teeth means that more of the tooth surface can be reached during regular brushing and flossing. This means that braces, combined with good oral hygiene, can result in fewer cavities and overall improved dental health for life! Do you experience pain or clicking in the jaw, or difficulty chewing? Braces can help to fix the alignment of the jaw, which can, for some patients, reduce or eliminate pain and headaches relating to jaw problems, as well as improve digestive health by making the chewing process easier and more efficient.
Well… sometimes. After all, your teeth are moving to a different place! Your teeth might feel sore for up to a few days after adjustments are made. Pain is usually mild and does not interfere with your daily life activities. Your orthodontist can recommend an over-the-counter pain reducer to help after adjustment appointments.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is extremely important throughout orthodontic treatment, and requires a little more attention and time. It’s important to make sure to prevent the buildup of plaque and to keep gums healthy during treatment, with regular brushing with a soft toothbrush. Orthodontists recommend brushing after each meal. There are all kinds of fun gadgets and tricks to help with regular brushing and flossing between brackets and around the gum line. Braces brackets and wires can sometimes break and must be cared for as well. See our helpful guide on how to brush and floss with braces.
Braces is a name that commonly refers to all appliances that are used for orthodontic treatment. Braces include brackets, wires and other accessories. Braces and their accessories are the most common methods used to help straighten and align teeth and jaws. There are several different types of braces.
An orthodontist is a specialist in orthodontics who received 2-3 years of specialty education after graduating from dental school. Orthodontists are very special people – helping to straighten and align teeth and jaws is both an art and a science, and requires great attention to detail as well as a lot of special skill. At Midwest Orthodontics Center we are proud to have Board-Certified orthodontists on staff.
Orthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the teeth and jaws. Dental health involves a lot more than just regular cleanings – it also means that the teeth and jaws must be aligned properly. This affects speaking, eating and chewing, oral hygiene, as well as self-confidence!