About Orthodontic Braces
Traditional orthodontics are one of the most effective techniques to align teeth and decrease oral health troubles that can be caused by teeth that are crooked. Braces can help patients of all ages get their teeth, lips, and jaw in proper alignment to inhibit tooth decay, chronic pain, periodontal disease, trouble chewing, speech problems, and more. Orthodontic treatment can also improve teeth that are crowded, protruding, or unevenly spaced, as well as cross bites, underbites, overbites, and jaw pain. While orthodontic braces are often associated with children and teens, orthodontic braces by our dentists at DentalWorks - River Oaks in Calumet City, IL can help patients of all ages get a healthier, more attractive smile.
What to Expect
Traditional braces for patients of all ages are personalized based on the patient's needs and goals. The length of treatment will depend on the specific case, but younger patients tends to take a shorter time and the patient will often prevent other mouth troubles. The metal braces are tiny brackets that are glued to each tooth that are then threaded with wires that gently, but consistently push the teeth into their proper position. Patients should come back to DentalWorks - River Oaks in Calumet City, IL to have their traditional braces and oral health checked every month by our dentists at DentalWorks - River Oaks until they are ready to be removed. While wearing braces, patients may find it difficult to brush and floss their teeth, but it is essential to follow a regular home care regimen and keep the teeth strong during the orthodontic treatment.
After the orthodontics are removed, the patient will generally be provided with a retainer to wear that will discourage the teeth from shifting back to their previous position. A retainer can be bonded to the back of the teeth or made as a removable mouth piece depending on the patient's needs and preferences. Patients should continue a good home mouth care routine, including regular flossing and brushing, and visiting our dentists at DentalWorks - River Oaks for professional cleanings and dental examinations.
Dental insurance usually covers some of the cost of metal braces, but this varies based on the kind of treatment and the patient's insurance coverage. DentalWorks - River Oaks in Calumet City, IL will coordinate with every patient's insurance company to determine the benefits and out-of-pocket bill. DentalWorks - River Oaks takes several types of payment and offers financing plans for our patients to make metal braces affordable.
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A Healthy, Aligned Smile
A beautiful, healthy smile begins with well-aligned teeth that ensure your teeth, lips, and jaw can work properly. No matter your age, talk to our dentists about your orthodontic options and discover small problems that may turn into bigger issues, like periodontal disease, headaches, jaw pain, tooth decay, and more without orthodontics. Thanks to all the recent advances and choices in orthodontics, our dentists at DentalWorks - River Oaks can help you have your most attractive smile.