BRACES TOP QUESTIONS
What can I eat with braces?
You can eat anything as long as it isn’t too hard, crunchy, or sticky. Otherwise it could cause the bonding material to pop off of your tooth. Acidic fruits should also be avoided, as it can break down the orthodontic cement. If you’re wearing Invisalign braces all you have to do is remove your aligners and enjoy your meal.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign braces are great for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without brackets and wires. Our orthodontist will need to fully evaluate your individual situation first, to determine whether these clear braces are the best option.
Does my child need braces?
We recommend an orthodontic evaluation on every child by age 7. At this point we can monitor the development and eruption of their adult teeth and take steps to intervene if potential problems are a concern.
How much do braces cost?
The cost of your braces depends on several factors. Some of which include:
- The type of braces you’re getting
- How long your treatment will take
- If other orthodontic appliances are necessary
- If you have dental insurance
During your consultation, we will provide you with a defined care plan that outlines the total estimated expenses for your consideration before ever starting treatment.
Am I too old to get braces?
These days it is nearly unheard of for someone to be too old to get braces. Many of our patients are retirees, grandparents, and seniors!
Is My Child Old Enough for Invisalign?
Invisalign Teen is a unique line that’s designed just for your high schooler. Because of the strict compliance that Invisalign requires ensuring successful treatment, it is only recommended for responsible teenagers who are committed to seeing their treatment through.
How Long do I Need to Wear My Aligners?
Wear your Invisalign braces for a minimum of 20 hours per day. You should only be taking them out to eat, brush, and floss.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Our orthodontist will need to evaluate your bite and oral health to determine if Invisalign is the best option for your teeth. In most cases, these clear braces can be used on anyone from mild to more severe bite concerns.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
We are happy to contact your insurance carrier to determine if your plan includes any orthodontic procedures. This coverage will be worked into your treatment plan estimate.
What Will My Length of Treatment Be?
Because Invisalign is a technology-driven procedure, we can usually see how long it will take to complete your treatment before your treatment even starts. We can give you an estimated timeframe at the time of your consultation.
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