Types of Braces
Does your son or daughter have crooked teeth? Is he or she ready to start the process of getting metal braces to fix crooked teeth?
Well, you’ve come to the right place! Our dentists at Dental Town can help.
We enjoy fixing kid’s crooked teeth and other dental problems every day. Our gentle dentists and orthodontist will meet with your child at the consultation appointment to determine if metal braces are a good option.
Right now, however, we invite you to keep reading to learn more about metal braces. If you have questions, please call one of our offices.
Metal Braces for Your Son or Daughter
Metal-and-wire braces are the traditional option to fix crooked, misaligned teeth. Metal braces can also help to fix improper bite issues.
Metal braces are very durable, and will last a long time with proper at-home oral care and healthy habits.
When Should Kids Get Braces?
If you notice that your son or daughter has crooked teeth, teeth crowding, or an uneven bite, schedule an appointment with us. There is no right or wrong time to schedule that initial appointment, but we recommend scheduling it sooner rather than later. Some kids start going to the orthodontist around age 6, whereas others start around age 10.
How Long Will My Child Have Metal Braces?
That answer is different for each patient. It all depends on the complexity of apparent dental problems. Some kids may wear metal braces for a year or two, whereas other teens may wear braces for up to 4 years. No matter how long it takes, it will definitely be worth it once your son or daughter smiles for the first time with perfectly straight teeth!
Costs and Financial Information for Metal Braces
We understand that parents are concerned about the cost of metal braces. We work with you as much as possible to determine how much your dental insurance will cover—we can help to submit paperwork, and answer your questions as best as possible. However, it is always best to speak directly with your insurance carrier, when possible.
We try to make pediatric dentistry as affordable as possible. To that extent, we accept cash, checks, and most credit cards. We also utilize a third-party patient financing system, called CareCreditSM, and they offer payment plans and payment options to fit anyone’s budget.
Metal Braces from Dental Town in Georgia
Has your son or daughter been evaluated and metal braces are the next step? Or are you in the early stages of researching which options kids and teens have nowadays to fix crooked teeth?
No matter which phase you’re in, a consultation appointment at Dental Town will help to solve your problems. We have three convenient office locations to meet your kid’s needs.
Our dental team looks forward to creating a beautiful, healthy smile for your son or daughter, so call us today.
We understand that some kids just don’t want metal braces. Well, what are the alternatives to metal braces?
Clear braces is one alternative to metal braces. We created this section for information regarding clear braces. If you have questions at any point, or if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment for your son or daughter, call Dental Town.
Clear Braces for Your Child
Clear braces utilize an almost invisible set of clear brackets. Clear braces are typically made of ceramic material. They work in the same ways that metal braces work, except the brackets are clear.
Clear braces fix the same problems that traditional metal braces fix—crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, improper bite and alignment, and more. If your child suffers from any of these dental problems, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with our friendly pediatric dentists.
Benefits of Clear Ceramic Braces
- The braces will be much less noticeable than metal braces. The clear brackets are designed to be the same or similar color as the natural teeth. This allows for a beautiful smile with barely noticeable braces.
- Clear ceramic braces can move teeth faster than other clear orthodontic appliances (Invisalign, for example). This means a much shorter treatment time that your kids will need to wear braces. We’re sure they’ll be very happy about that!
- Ceramic clear braces are great options for older teenagers who would be ashamed to wear traditional metal braces. Older teenagers are typically more concerned about their appearance than younger kids, which makes clear braces a great cosmetic choice.
To enjoy the long-term benefits of clear braces, it is best to care for the braces properly at home. Our dentists will give you instructions to clean the braces. We will also talk to you and your child about foods and drinks to eat or stay away from. Following these instructions will decrease the chances of staining the brackets.
Interested in Clear Ceramic Braces for Kids and Teens? Call Our Office.
Are you interested in learning even more about clear braces, and to find out if they are right for your child? Do you have specific questions that you’d like answered? Are you curious to know if your child needs clear ceramic braces versus traditional metal braces?
Just call us! You can schedule a consultation appointment with our pediatric dentists to learn more and to get your questions answered. At the consultation appointment, we will discuss options to straighten crooked teeth, and determine which teeth straightening method is the right one for your son or daughter.
We have three convenient office locations to cater to your kid’s oral care needs. We have all of the contact information and office hours on our website.
Our friendly dentists and hygienists look forward to creating a beautiful, healthy smile for your kids.
Invisalign: The Clear Braces Alternative for Adults
You’re an adult and let’s face it, you don’t really want braces. Maybe you have a few crooked or crowded teeth, but you just deal with it because of the social stigma often attached to adults who wear traditional metal wire braces.
Well, luckily for you, Dental Town (with locations in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Cumming, GA) is about more than just treating children. We also offer a variety of cosmetic and orthodontic options for adults who are looking to improve their smile and self-confidence.
If you’re interested in learning about a clear, nearly invisible teeth straightening solution that we offer to older teens and adults, keep reading. Invisalign clear aligners may be exactly what you are looking for to get the smile you’ve always wanted and to change your life for the better.
So what is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a treatment that consists of clear aligners used to gradually straighten your teeth over a period of time. Treatment times vary for each patient, but you will get a new set of aligners every two weeks.
For minor crowding issues, Invisalign could resolve your problem in 4-6 months. For moderate to severe teeth crowding issues, it could take anywhere from 9 months to 2 years.
When you visit Dental Town, our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Crosby will discuss your Invisalign treatment options, as well as give you an approximate time table for how long you will need to wear your Invisalign clear aligners.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign has a wide variety of benefits for patients who are looking for a clear, more flexible alternative to traditional braces. Here are just a few of the reasons Invisalign is such a popular orthodontic treatment option for adults.
- As we discussed earlier, Invisalign offers adults a nearly invisible option for straightening crooked teeth.
- Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and drinking purposes. This means that you can consume whatever you want, as long as you brush your teeth and floss thoroughly before putting your clear aligners back in.
- The aligners are comfortable, whereas the wires from metal braces can occasionally cause irritation.
- Invisalign allows you to speak clearly. Sometimes with braces it can be difficult not to slur your words.
And much more. These are just a few of the benefits of Invisalign (if we listed them all, you’d still be reading this article 10 minutes from now!).
So what is the next step for an adult who is interested in Invisalign?
If you are in the Alpharetta, Johns Creek/Suwanee, or Cumming (Forsyth) area, we encourage you to contact our office nearest you today to schedule your complimentary Invisalign consultation and evaluation.
You’ll meet our friendly, caring staff and learn more about how clear aligners or Invisalign can help improve your smile without significantly impacting your daily life. Get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted with less hassle. Give our office a call today!