“Am I Too Old for Invisalign?” This is a common question our orthodontists get asked all the time at Docbraces. If you’ve always dreamed of a straighter smile but never had braces as a teenager, you may be wondering whether it’s “too late” to straighten your teeth. Here’s the good news: as long as your… Read More»
Q: Why should anyone have braces?
A: There are many reasons that having braces can have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being. First, braces can make a huge difference to your self-confidence as they can alleviate any concerns that you have about your teeth and smile. Second, braces can reduce the likelihood of a number of diseases, such as tooth decay or gum disease and can even prevent heart disease from developing. Finally, treating any issues you have with your bite or the alignment of your teeth can greatly reduce the chance you’ll need to have more expensive or complex treatments like jaw surgery or a tooth extraction.
Q: Do braces hurt?
A: Although you might be familiar with the metal braces many people associate with orthodontic treatment, you’ll be pleased to know that the technology behind braces has come a very long way. Newer braces are much more flexible and comfortable, with most patients describing their discomfort as mild to moderate. Over the counter options like Tylenol or Advil are effective medications for reducing any discomfort you might feel during your treatment.
Q: How long will the braces be on for?
A: Your treatment is as unique as you are, so there’s no one size fits all length of time that you’ll wear your braces or undergo other forms of treatment. However average treatment times typically range between 6 to 24 months. Each case varies in complexity, but Docbraces uses the very latest in orthodontic technology to ensure that your treatment is as precise and quick as possible. Patients who practice good oral hygiene can also expect to have a positive impact on their treatment. Keeping up good habits like regularly flossing and brushing your teeth can also help your treatment go faster, as can complying with recommendations like wearing your elastics.
Q: Can I still eat my favourite foods?
A: Yes! There are very few foods that we recommend you avoid during your treatment due to the chance they can damage the wires or brackets. Any damage can extend your treatment times, so we’d encourage you to stay away from food like rock candy, caramel, and nuts. You can still enjoy many of your favourite foods, but your preparation for them might change. For example, you should cut hard vegetables into smaller pieces. And, always ensure that you’re brushing and flossing afterwards!
Q: How does Invisalign Work?
A: Invisalign is a unique orthodontic system that straightens your teeth with clear plastic trays in place of wire and brackets. Watch this video for more!
Q: Does Docbraces offer payment plans?
A: Definitely! We want to ensure that anyone who needs orthodontic treatment can access it; our Smile Team™ will work with you to find a payment plan that is the most convenient for you. We’re confident that there is a flexible, interest-free financing option that will ensure that you or your family members receive the orthodontic treatment that they require, without you having to worry about credit checks. You can sign up for our free Online Payment Calculator to find out how much your total treatment costs might be.