What’s The Best Age To Get Braces?
The best age to get braces varies from person to person, but the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child’s first orthodontic checkup should take place around age seven. By this age, adult teeth will have started to come in, and Dr. Kimball and Dr. Kinser can start formulating a plan for good long-term oral health.
However, we’ve treated countless adults with braces and love seeing the transformation that takes place during the process. Oftentimes, there are orthodontic issues that form after the teenage years either by way of an accident or shifting that took place after earlier treatment. If you feel as if you are too old for braces, let us assure you that great oral healthcare and aesthetics are important at any age. We deliver customized smiles and treatment to patients of all ages because we know the impact of a beautiful smile.
How Long Do People Wear Braces?
Braces are a common treatment for orthodontic issues, and many people are interested in finding out how long they must wear braces to achieve their desired results. The answer to this question will depend on the individual, as every case is unique. Generally speaking, most people can expect to spend about one to two years visiting our office until they’ve reached their desired results. Factors influencing how long one wears braces can include the severity of misalignment, compliance with wearing rubber bands and retainers, the complexity of the dental problem, and whether additional treatments are needed. To get a more accurate estimate of what corrective treatment would look like for you, schedule a free consultation with our team so we can assess your individual needs.
Do Braces Hurt?
While braces do involve some slight discomfort initially, the overall process of having braces is not meant to be painful! In fact, most people report that any pain associated with braces fades after a few days and disappears entirely within a week or two. Remember that any lingering aches or pains you may have should fade in time, but don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. Kimball or Dr. Kinser if you have ongoing concerns about pain related to your braces.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The cost of braces varies from patient to patient depending on how long treatment lasts. Treatment length is largely dependent on how many areas need to be addressed by braces and how well you take care of your appliance. We want every patient to have access to the smiles they deserve, so we work hard to partner with insurance providers and limit costs for you. To see what treatment may look like for you, request your free consultation today.
Do I Need To See My General Dentist While Wearing Braces?
Yes, it is essential to see your general dentist during the duration of your time wearing braces. While the orthodontic work done by our orthodontists, Dr. Kimball and Dr. Kinser, takes care of any orthodontic issues, general dentists play a significant role in ensuring you keep your smile healthy. They will check for any signs of decay or other issues that may occur due to the appliance being in the mouth. Furthermore, they will guide you in keeping a good oral hygiene routine. Visiting your general dentist during orthodontic treatment helps to ensure that once you have removed your braces, you will have a healthier and more beautiful smile. Make sure you don’t skip regular visits to your dentist to ensure you get the best results from your treatment!