Questions and Answers About Braces

Article submitted by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

Maybe you weren’t born with beautiful smile but you’re looking for something to help with crooked teeth. You may have spaces or problems with an overbite or underbite. Regardless of what you’re dealing with, a great orthodontist can help. There are many amazing solutions and usually, you can find something in your budget that will correct the problems and give you a great smile. Below we answer some of the major questions people have about braces.

What are the differences in traditional braces and Invisalign?

Invisalign is a plastic-type retainer that you wear throughout the day. Over the course of your treatment, the retainers change, pushing your teeth into the correct position. Traditional braces are made of metal and held together with wires. The orthodontist tightens them each time you come in for a visit and they eventually push your teeth into the correct position.

How long does it take to straighten teeth?

This will depend on your specific needs, but most orthodontists see good results anywhere from one to two years.

Will tooth extraction be necessary?

Sometimes teeth have to be pulled if you have teeth that are too close together. In most cases, this will not be a problem.

What do braces cost?

The average cost for traditional metal braces is approximately $5,000 to $7,000. Invisalign prices begin at about $7,000. Your treatment and the cost will be based on what you need done and what type of braces you choose. Payment plans are available with some orthodontists. You can also use a medical savings account or 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.