Everyone wants a perfect smile. Having straight teeth can significantly improve confidence in addition to making proper oral hygiene easier. In some cases, your misaligned teeth and jaw may cause discomfort that makes an orthodontic intervention an absolute necessity. Wherever your teeth and oral health fall on the spectrum, you may be wondering whether braces can help you achieve your goal of having healthy, beautiful teeth. At Greenwood Dental, our orthodontists are able to provide an array of teeth-straightening solutions to suit many different budgets and lifestyles. While a consultation with our dental team is best, the following points will help you answer the question, “Do I need braces?”
Do I Need Braces If I Am an Adult?
More adults are choosing to address many different orthodontic issues with the vast assortment of treatment options available today. In most orthodontic cases, treatment begins at approximately age 12 when the adult teeth have fully replaced the child’s teeth. Still, approximately one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult. So, if you are considering receiving treatment, rest assured you are not alone. Teeth straightening is for everyone. Our orthodontics team at Greenwood Dental will help you determine the best approach to achieving your dream smile no matter how old you are.
Do I Need Braces If I Have Difficulty Chewing?
Approximately 70% of the population has a malocclusion or misaligned bite. Several issues may arise if the top and bottom rows of teeth do not meet properly when you close your mouth. You may experience jaw pain or difficulty eating. In extreme cases, a patient may have difficulty speaking. Our experienced orthodontics team at Greenwood Dental can treat minor to very severe cases of malocclusion with braces. By correcting malocclusion with braces, we can completely makeover your smile and dramatically improve your quality of life.
If your dentist indicates you have orthodontic issues or you would simply like straight teeth, rest assured that affordable solutions are available. We believe high-quality, modern dentistry should be affordable for everyone. Thus, we accept most insurance plans and Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, too. We also offer flexible payment plans to allow you to make comfortable payments over time.
Do I Need Braces If I Want to Straighten My Teeth?
We understand that you may wonder about how braces will affect your appearance. We offer ceramic braces made of clear materials. These clear materials will be less visible against your teeth. Older teens and adults who are more likely to have concerns about their appearance can choose ceramic braces. One consideration when selecting ceramic braces is the need for more upkeep. These braces are larger and more brittle than traditional braces.
Another discreet option for teeth straightening is Invisalign. This method consists of our team taking impressions from which our trusted lab will make a customized set of clear retainers. Invisalign patients may remove their retainers for limited amounts of time to eat, brush, and floss. Eating and oral hygiene tend to involve much less hassle due to the removable nature of the retainers.
Invisalign is an excellent option if you have limited availability to maintain regular orthodontic visits. Patients are only required to come to our office every six weeks. Moreover, the treatment timeline for Invisalign is much faster when compared to traditional braces. Our team can help you determine whether Invisalign’s clear aligners are right for you.
If you are asking yourself the question, “Are braces right for me,” the first step is to schedule a consultation. At your consultation, we will check the current state of your oral health and devise a plan to help you achieve your aesthetic and health goals. To learn more about how our Greenwood Dental team can serve you, contact us at 855.528.3961. Our qualified dentists will work together to provide you the comprehensive oral health care you need.