1. Who should get braces?
In fact anyone, at any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Crooked teeth are a common dental problem. Some experts have estimated that up to seven people out of ten would benefit from orthodontic treatment at some point in their lives.
You are never too old for a beautiful smile. If you have been living with a bite problem, or teeth hiding your smile, it is now time to find out how adult orthodontics can transform your smile and improve your lifestyle. For more information visit Orthodontics San Antonio
2. What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment?
• You will have a nicer smile
• Better looks will increase your self confidence
• Your teeth will be easier to take care of – you will be less likely to have tooth decay, gum disease and tooth decay
• Your teeth will be less likely to chip or break
3. Will my child’s teeth straighten as they grow?
The space available for teeth in a child’s mouth does not increase with age, therefore is they are crowded then there won’t be any opportunity for your child’s teeth to straighten without the need for orthodontic intervention.
Below the ages of 7 – 10 years, some permanent teeth have already appeared. And during this time the bones and muscles are growing rapidly. This is when we can influence their growth to create the best bite and facial aesthetics – things can be accomplished now that cannot be accomplished easily later. Early treatment may prevent future bite problems from developing.
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4. Can my family dentist do orthodontics?
Your family general dentist may have taken some additional weekend training seminars to do orthodontics. Your general dentist is obliged to assume professional dental care for all his or her patients. Each dentist knows what he or she is adequately skilled to do. You can trust your general dentist to do what he or she does well and to refer you to a specialist for work beyond or outside his or her competency and training.
5. How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
No two orthodontic problems are the same. The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend upon the severity of the problem.
The orthodontic fee covers the entire treatment including the fitting of braces, periodic adjustments, removal of braces and later visits to assess the results of treatment.
A beautiful, healthy smile is one of the best investments you can make in you or your child’s lifetime.
To help you fit this investment into your budget, we offer a variety of payment methods.