Orthodontics FAQS

The cost of treatment will vary according to whether one or both arches of teeth need treatment. How severe the problem is; the type of braces chosen; and whether there are alternatives to braces. A detailed quotation is given at the consultation visit. The cost of treatment is Brocken down over the course of treatment to make payment easier.

In some cases teeth may need to be removed. In order to make enough room to fit crowded teeth into position. Fortunately, modern orthodontics involves a much lower requirement to remove teeth and if treated at the correct age. Teeth may only need to be removed in 10 to 15 percent of cases.

Yes. Standard braces should not affect how you talk or the sound of your voice.
In certain cases, we may need to use an appliance that could get in the way of your tongue. You may then experience slight trouble talking clearly for a day or two. However, your tongue will then read just and you will be able to talk like normal.

When you first get braces. You could experience some ulcers in your mouth. If you rinse in warm salty water they will heal within a week or two. Use your orthodontic wax as this helps protect the inside of your cheeks from rubbing against the brackets. Which in turn helps prevent ulcers forming. your gums and cheeks will become accustomed to the braces and after a while you shouldn’t need to use wax anymore.

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of the typical metal braces.
Invisalign involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position.

About 12 months
So, if you comply with your dentist’s recommendations and wear your aligner 20-22 hours per day. You’ll see some pretty impressive results! The typical length of invisalign treatment is about 12 months. About half as long as braces.

Invisalign is more comfortable than braces. However invisalign trays exert gentler pressure compared to braces, and that makes the former for more comfortable than the latter. There is also no risk of getting your gums cut, as the invisalign trays just rub smoothly against your gums.

No, you can drink water with your aligner in place but you should never eat with your invisalign trays in your mouth! Even soft foods. Should not be eating while you are wearing invisalign trays.

In some circumstances, braces may be much less expensive and much faster than invisalign, if you only need to adjust the position of a few teeth … braces are the better choice, despite the fact that you will have a longer treatment duration. Like invisalign, the average cost of braces is around $5000.

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