5 Facts to Know Before Braces Treatment

If you plan to get braces, there are a few things you need to know to ensure the best outcome. Check out the most important dental details before receiving orthodontic treatment.

  1. Braces are Good at Any Age

Most people think affordable braces are only for teens, but the truth is that family orthodontics practices offer braces for the whole family. Today, adults of all ages are correcting long-time orthodontics concerns, while braces for kids have become more and more popular.

  1. Orthodontics Can Help Your Bite as Much as Your Teeth

People also associate braces with straightening teeth, but orthodontics is just as important for correcting a misaligned bite. An orthodontist will evaluate the bite by having the patient open and close their mouth. This will show whether the upper and lower teeth are properly aligned. If not, then braces are recommended to correct the concern.

  1. Braces Require Proper Care and Cleaning

In order to get a good outcome from braces, it’s essential to take good care of them. This involves gently brushing teeth with a soft toothbrush several times a day, flossing daily as instructed by the orthodontist, and visiting orthodontists in Philadelphia for regular check-ups and necessary repairs.

  1. Costs can Vary Greatly

There is no standard price for braces because their cost depends on the dental problems needing correction, the type of treatment, and the location of the orthodontist. Fortunately, most family orthodontics practices offer payment plans, take insurance, and accept dental discount plans like DentRite that make affordable braces a reality. If cost is a concern, consult with several orthodontists in Philadelphia to find affordable braces near you.

  1. A Retainer is Required after Braces

Once braces are taken off, you’ll need to wear a retainer to ensure that teeth don’t move over time. While retainers are prescribed to all ages after treatment, they are especially important after braces for kids because their jaws may continue to develop after treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania today at (215) 789-9675 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Philadelphia. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania.

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