While orthodontists generally get a bad rap owing to the role they have historically played in the affixing of braces to the teeth of countless, untold generations of children, the reality is that this specialty specializes in protecting your teeth from the pain and expense of oral surgery. In short, the orthodontist is tasked with doing everything in their power to fix their patient’s teeth without resorting to surgical procedures. In other words, if you are dreading the drills and pain of oral surgery, the orthodontist is potentially your best friend in the world.
Patients typically are referred to an orthodontia specialist after the family dentist detects poor tooth alignment, which might suggest an improper bite that will only grow worse with time. Specifically, the field of orthodontics works with braces, headgear, retainers, and other mechanical hardware to improve the patient’s overall appearance, and their ability to chew and swallow their dinner painlessly.
When you need specialized dental care, the Jones Dentists team of orthodontists can help you get the healthy smile and healthy teeth that you want and need. Our expert team of orthodontists and friendly staff can provide you with all the information you need regarding orthodontics care. Learn more about orthodontics, the specialized treatment and costs.
With the many options available nowadays, the Jones Dentists Orthodontics team can help you maintain your appearance while still wearing braces.
Traditional braces the metal braces used today are composed of lightweight, high grade, stainless steel metal brackets that affix to each tooth with a type of cement. These brackets, in turn, are connected with archwires that apply gentle pressure designed to slowly position the teeth into their correct spacing.
Lingual braces are different from traditional braces in that the orthodontist places the brackets and wires on the inside of your teeth, rather than the outside like in traditional braces.
Ceramic braces, the development of ceramic braces, which function exactly like traditional metal braces, are a popular choice for adults looking into orthodontic treatment options because they’re made from clear, transparent ceramic that are less visible to others.
Invisalign offers an alternative that allows you to eat and drink as you normally would without braces. The removable invisible aligners work without using brackets and wires. Nearly invisible, most people will not even realize that you wear aligners.
One thing that has not changed is the fact that you must take care of your oral health while wearing braces. You must also avoid certain foods, which the knowledgeable Jones Dentists staff will discuss with you.
What is the cost of braces?
Your insurance usually covers some portion of the cost of braces. However, for patients who reached the cap on their insurance or who do not have insurance, we do offer an extensive list of payment options, including payment plans, loans and other types of credit.
To learn more about the exact cost of braces, dentures or other specific treatments, please schedule free consultation with one of our treatment coordinators. Our treatment coordinators can help break down your payments into affordable, easy-to-pay monthly installments so you can regain and enjoy affordable oral health. You can save even more when you check out our specials page, join our monthly newsletter and Like our Facebook page to take advantage of coupons and offers available throughout the month.
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