Questions and Answers
Q. My teeth are crooked and I do not want to wear braces that are visible. What are the treatment options?
A. For patients over the age of 10-12 the most optimal option is treatment with braces. There are different types of braces and systems. You can choose between metal brackets and esthetic. The esthetic one are with the color of your teeth and are barely visible.
Q. What is the cost of the braces? ?
A. Orthodontic braces are not sold. They are for medical treatment. The cost of this treatment depends on the type of braces, the orthodontist's qualifications and the severity of the problem. So we can talk about the cost of the treatment only after the review and selection of the most appropriate system of braces for the particular case.
Q. Until what age can I make my teeth straight?
A. There are no restrictions. The teeth can be straightened at any age.
Q. How long should I wear braces?
A. The treatment lasts about 18 months for better results. There are modern brackets, which allow a shorter time, but if you are promised that you will have your teeth sorted for 6 months, there is no hope for lasting results.
Q. Why is it necessary to have my teeth straightened?
A. Straight teeth are not only esthetic, but also the proper functioning of the masticatory apparatus. The teeth are easier to clean, do not keep plaque and are healthier.
Q. My child wears removable appliances for long time. Why is now required to wear braces?
A. The treatment with removable appliances is not always enough. It supports the development of jaws, preparing them to take all the permanent teeth to find their place and to avoid extractions.