If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, braces can give you the changes you need for a better-looking smile, more comfort, and a lower risk of oral health problems. Today, a variety of braces types are available for patients of all ages. Here is how to get your own braces.
Receive an Orthodontic Assessment
Before you ever start treatment with braces, you will need an assessment to find out what problems need to be corrected. After your bite irregularities are established, our orthodontist will explain which types of braces can deliver the results you need. Many patients are eligible for multiple types of treatment, such as Invisalign, metal braces, and ceramic braces. Types of braces can vary in terms of discretion, treatment time, comfort, and cost, so you may want to consider a variety of options before choosing one.
Return for Treatment
After you have chosen your orthodontics, our braces dentist will take bite impressions, photos, and X-rays to design your treatment precisely. After your treatment is planned and your braces are ready, you will come back to get your aligners or have your brackets bonded in place depending on what treatment you chose. Regularly throughout treatment, you will return to have your progress monitored and get new aligners or have your braces wire tightened. Finally, you will have your braces removed and get a retainer that preserves the new shape of your smile.
The sooner you get braces, the earlier you can start enjoy the permanent benefits. You can schedule a consultation with our dentist to get started on the path to your new smile.