Orthodontic Braces- Smile Big, Smile Bright!
Orthodontic Braces are a great solution to fixing the alignment of the jaw, adjusting the spacing of the teeth, and increasing your kids or teen’s confidence and self-esteem. The benefits of braces treatments have many positive side-effects for overall dental health as well, including:
Improved ability to chew food
Alleviation of speech impairment
Ease of brushing, cleaning, and flossing teeth
Reduction of cavities and periodontal disease
Reduction of grinding and chipping teeth
Reduced risk of injury from protruding teeth.
Braces can establish the foundation for a lifetime of improved oral health while helping you and your children look their best!
Braces for ALL Faces
Finding the right braces is the first step of the journey for creating a perfect smile. There are several types of braces commonly used today such as traditional metal braces, ceramic or porcelain braces, and removable aligners. We’ll help you find the best type for your child and teen based on your treatment plan, cost, and desired appearance.
- Traditional Metal Braces are the most common type of braces, especially for children. Metal braces are highly effective and the most affordable type of orthodontic braces. Metal braces allow the orthodontist to easily and accurately complete monthly visits crafting a perfect smile. Plus, kids and teens have an awesome selection of elastic band colors to mix and match to achieve a look they love!
- Ceramic or porcelain braces function just like metal braces, however the brackets are less noticeable and the wires are colored to blend in with your child or teen’s teeth. Clear braces are more expensive than metal braces and can discolor if not regularly cleaned. If you are looking for a less noticeable appearance these are a great option.
- Removable aligners have become a popular choice in recent years. They are transparent trays that rest on top of the teeth that can be removed during meal times and other activities. Removable aligners are not able to correct significant bite problems and are not usually recommended for children due to the added cost and level of personal responsibility required during treatment. If you are looking for a less noticeable option to correct alignment issues, this may be the right treatment option for you.
Braces Don’t Have to Break the Bank:
Medicaid and other insurance plans recognize the importance of braces for lifelong oral health and could potentially cover the full cost of treatment for children. After an orthodontic evaluation, it will be determined whether your child’s treatment is likely to be covered by Medicaid. If you have a private insurance plan, contact your insurance provider to learn more about their orthodontic coverage.
No insurance, No problem: For adults and children without insurance coverage, we offer a number of affordable payment plans, our orthodontic coordinators can explain these options to determine a plan that works best for you.
When Should You Start Your Braces Journey?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive their first orthodontic screening no later than age seven. By this age, it will be clear if a child has any jaw alignment problems, overcrowding, overbite or underbite, cross-bite, or additional orthodontic problems impacting a child’s mouth. The earlier the orthodontic evaluation, the quicker we can determine if braces are required and what treatment plan is best.