We Answer Your Questions About Braces

Article submitted By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

Some of us are born with beautiful smiles but most of us have to work at it a bit. Regardless of the challenges you face in this area, your dentist or orthodontist can help. There are so many ways that teeth and mouth issues can be fixed. And most people have questions. Below we will try to answer some of the biggest questions we get about braces.

How long does it take?

This depends on what exactly your teeth need. You might need to fix a space. Many people need a few teeth straightened. Typically, it takes about 24 months to see good results but we’ve seen patients who got what they were looking for in only one year.

Are traditional braces better than Invisalign?

No, they aren’t. They’re simply a different way to accomplish the same task. Invisalign and ceramic braces are easy to wear and more comfortable. Metal braces can be uncomfortable.

What do braces cost?

Orthodontic treatments are customized based on the patient’s needs, their age and the type of braces they choose. The average cost for traditional braces is $5,000 to $6,000 but some people may pay more or less. Invisalign costs begin at around $7,000 though prices do vary as stated above.

Will tooth extraction be necessary?

No. This depends on your particular situation, but the orthodontist will do his/her best to create a treatment plan that avoids tooth extraction.

Do you have payment plans?

You can use your medical savings account at work for this type of procedure. CareCredit is a credit card especially for medical and dental procedure. It works like other credit cards. Treatment can be placed on a regular credit card.

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.