Cost is one of the top considerations when deciding to get braces. We all want a healthy, confident smile. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that it costs less to solve a simple orthodontic problem over a more complex one. For some patients, this means that the dream of a straight, attractive smile feels like a financial impossibility. Here’s some good news: it doesn’t have to be! Yes, braces can feel like a big financial investment. But the right Halifax orthodontist will also help ensure that this investment lasts a lifetime– and is one you can afford no matter your financial circumstances. Continue reading “What Do Braces Really Cost?”
Congratulations! Now that you have braces, you’ve taken an important first step to enhancing your smile’s natural beauty and keeping your teeth healthy. You may also be realizing that many things we take for granted without braces – like the ability to bite directly into an apple or easily floss your teeth at night – are much more difficult or even unsafe now that you have braces!
It’s natural to have questions about what foods are safe to eat, which foods you should avoid, and how best to keep your braces clean.
You may be wondering, “Can I chew gum with braces?” or “How do I get the remains of tonight’s dinner out from my braces?” No one wants food stuck in the wires! This guide will give you a quick overview to learn more about the basics of caring for your new braces.
For more detailed information – including the special items you can use to care for your braces – be sure to download the comprehensive guide from Docbraces, “How to Care for Your Braces.”
What to Expect During Your First Appointment and Beyond
When was the last time you smiled with confidence or laughed freely? Our self-esteem is directly linked to our appearance. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, you may feel uncomfortable laughing, smiling or even talking up close to a partner. A great smile is more than just a confidence booster– it’s also an indicator of good health. Missing or crowded teeth and jaw misalignments may increase your risk for a host of oral health problems, including tooth decay, tooth loss and facial deformities. Continue reading “How Do Braces Work: Your First Appointment”
Dreaming of straight teeth? Ready to smile and laugh again with confidence? For many adults, the only thing worse than a crooked smile is flashing an embarrassing mouthful of metal braces! Good news: Dartmouth Invisalign is an alternative to braces that will straighten your teeth without that embarrassing mouthful of metal. Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made plastic retainers to shift your teeth into proper position. People who would otherwise have been too embarrassed to wear braces as an adult are now considering Invisalign treatment.
For many of these individuals, cost is a major factor in their decision making process. If you are considering Invisalign, being able to estimate the cost of treatment in advance will help you better understand what to expect and prevent any financial surprises down the road. Continue reading “What Does Invisalign Cost from a Dartmouth Orthodontist?”
Did you know that a Dartmouth orthodontist can offer orthodontic treatments beyond braces?
When we think about orthodontics, braces are generally the first thing that comes to mind. Today’s braces are made from bands, wires and brackets that fit around the teeth and gradually pull them in to proper position. While today’s braces are lighter, smaller and use far less metal than in the past, braces are not the only solution for teeth straightening.
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Crooked teeth are more than just unattractive. They can also be harder to clean and be at greater risk for tooth loss due to decay or periodontal disease.
At Docbraces, our Dartmouth orthodontist offers specialized orthodontic care to address these health concerns. Alternatives to braces include Invisalign, a virtually “invisible” teeth straightening solution. Docbraces is an elite Invisalign provider for adults and teenagers, and also offers pediatric orthodontic consultations. Continue reading “More Than Just Braces: What Orthodontic Treatments are Available from a Dartmouth Orthodontist?”