Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720
Braces will move your teeth into their ideal position and correct a misaligned bite. A misaligned bite can make chewing or speaking difficult. Even if your bite is fine, crowded teeth are hard to keep clean, which can lead to gum disease or decay. Keep reading if you would like to learn how our dentist can correct these problems and give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
If you’re looking to see if braces can give you the smile you desire, our dentist can create a personalized treatment plan for you. We will answer your questions and go over the different types of braces with you. Call our practice and arrange a consultation to learn more about braces in Dalton.
Having braces put on is not painful. Once our dentist cleans and dries your teeth, he or she cements the brackets onto each tooth. The glue’s taste isn’t very pleasant, but the taste does not linger. Our dentist attaches a wire to the brackets and uses rubber bands to hold it in place. When you have your consultation, ask our dentist about colored rubber bands if you have metal brackets and want to add color to compliment your personality.
Affordable metal braces are the most popular choice. They can correct the most severe misalignments. Ceramic braces have clear or tooth-colored brackets so they are less noticeable. The ceramic can stain easily, so diligent oral hygiene is necessary to keep them from darkening. Invisible braces don’t have brackets. Instead, they consist of a series of clear aligner trays that are removable when you want to eat or brush your teeth.
During your consultation, our dentist can answer your question, “How much do braces cost?” Factors that affect your cost include the material used for your braces, the severity of the issue being corrected, and whether you have dental insurance that will cover orthodontic treatments. Call our dental office to schedule an appointment with our braces dentist. He or she can tell you your expected cost after an examination. We may be able to offer financing options.
The process can take up to two hours. The brackets have to be individually glued on each tooth. Your mouth may feel sore at first, but in a week or two, this will subside. An OTC is usually enough to handle the minor discomfort. You will get used to the brackets on your teeth and be able to speak clearly in a week or so.
Once your teeth are straight and the brackets and wires are removed, you’ll still have to wear a retainer. There is normally a period in which you will need to wear a retainer 24 hours a day, and then a longer period of wearing it only during the night. Our dentist will explain what you must do to keep your teeth in their newly straightened state. Call our office today for more information.
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