Questions and Answers About All Types of Braces

Article submitted By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

Though some are born with a beautiful smile, many of us have to work at it. In spite of the dental challenges you face, there are solutions for every problem. There are numerous types of braces now available. These include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, lingual braces and DIY clear aligners. Let’s go over some of the common questions people have.

How long does it take to straighten teeth?

Some patients can see good results in six or eight months while others may need to wear them for up to two years. This depends on your special needs.

Is Invisalign better?

This depends on the patient. They work well for some people but for others metal braces are the best way to go. Invisalign is more comfortable and less visible.

How much do braces cost?

Metal braces are often the cheapest at around $5,000. Ceramic braces and Invisalign are both more expensive starting at approximately $7,000. DIY braces are half this amount but there’s no guarantee they will work.

Are payment plans available?

Many people use their medical savings account for braces. CareCredit is specifically for medical and dental procedures. Regular credit cards can be used. Your orthodontist may be able to set up a monthly payment plan for you.

Whatever you choose, getting the perfect smile is well worth it. Though it may cost a bit and take one or two years, you’ll have a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  Dr. Mark Rashidi at Remarkable Smiles is a highly experienced Orthodontist in Mission Viejo, also offering Invisalign in Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Laguna Niguel areas. Types of braces offered include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign. Call to get more info.