August 4, 2016
More Than Just Braces: What Orthodontic Treatments are Available 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.
Removable Appliances: Correcting Teeth and Jaw Alignment Without Braces
Invisalign aligners are not the only option for correcting teeth and jaw alignment without braces. Depending on your orthodontic needs, one or more of the following may be help you achieve your healthy smile:
- Removable space maintainers. Made from an acrylic base that fits over the jaw, these appliances use plastic or wire branches to open up space between teeth.
- Removable retainers. After completing Invisalign treatment or braces, an orthodontist may recommend that you wear a removable retainer. The retainer helps to prevent teeth from shifting back to their previous position. For younger children, retainers may also be helpful to prevent thumb sucking.
The Docbraces Difference: Complimentary Consultations and Second Opinions
The decision to invest in Invisalign or other orthodontic treatment should be made after careful consideration. It is important that you feel comfortable and confident with both the prescribed treatment plan and the orthodontist who will be providing your care.Docbraces offers free consultations, including second opinions. If you have already met with another orthodontist in Dartmouth but are not sure about the cost of treatment or the recommend plan, seeking a second opinion is a wise decision. During the free consultation, a record technician will take X-rays to better evaluate your teeth. A treatment coordinator and doctor will discuss your orthodontic assessment and the different care options. This is an opportunity to learn more about treatment options, ask questions, and ensure you feel confident with your care plan.
Family Discounts & Direct Insurance Billing
If you are considering braces or Invisalign from a Dartmouth orthodontist, it’s natural to be concerned about affordability. The cost of braces or Invisalign will vary from patient to patient depending on the length of care that is required. If you only have minor spacing or alignment issues, the duration of treatment may be 12 to 18 months. However, if you have more significant jaw alignment, bite and spacing issues, or crowding concerns, an orthodontist may recommend a longer treatment period of at least 24 months.Docbraces offers a pricing calculator to help you better estimate the cost of orthodontic care. The Docbraces team is committed to ensuring that all patients can afford a healthy smile. Direct insurance billing removes the hassle of managing insurance claims and streamlines the cost of care. As an additional benefit, Docbraces offers flexible, interest-free financing and payment plans ranging from 12 to 48 months. Family discounts are also available to help reduce the care burden on hardworking families.
Adult Braces and Pediatric Orthodontic Care in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
As a leading provider of Invisalign, pediatric orthodontic care, and alternatives to braces, Docbraces is proud to provide a wide array of orthodontic services. Ready to say goodbye to an embarrassing overbite or crooked teeth? Take the first step toward better oral health and call Docbraces today to schedule your evaluation.