About Orthodontic Braces
Traditional orthodontics are one of the most effective techniques to align teeth and help elimininate oral health troubles that can be caused by teeth that are not aligned. Braces can help patients of all ages get their teeth, lips, and jaw in proper alignment to ward off tooth decay, chronic pain, periodontal disease, trouble chewing, speech problems, and more. Orthodontic treatment can also fix teeth that are crowded, protruding, or poorly spaced, as well as cross bites, underbites, overbites, and jaw pain. While orthodontic braces are often associated with children and teens, orthodontic braces by our dentists at Fossil Ranch Dental Care in Saginaw, TX can help patients of all ages get a healthier, more attractive smile.
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What to Expect
Metal braces for adults and youths are personalized based on the patient's goals and concerns. The length of treatment will depend on the patient'ss case, but younger patients normally takes a shorter time and the patient will often prevent other mouth troubles. The metal braces are tiny brackets that are bonded to each tooth that are then threaded with wires that gently, but consistently push the teeth into their proper position. Patients should come back to Fossil Ranch Dental Care in Saginaw, TX to have their metal braces and progress checked every month by our dentists at Fossil Ranch Dental Care until they are ready to be removed. While wearing braces, patients may find it difficult to brush and floss their teeth, but it is critical to follow a regular home care regimen and keep the teeth well-maintained during the orthodontic treatment.
After the orthodontics are removed, the patient will generally be provided with a retainer to wear that will deter the teeth from shifting back to their previous position. A retainer can be bonded to the back of the teeth or made as a removable mouth piece depending on the patient's preferences. Patients should continue a good home mouth care routine, including regular flossing and brushing, and visiting our dentists at Fossil Ranch Dental Care for professional cleanings and dental examinations.
Dental insurance usually covers some of the cost of orthodontics, but this varies based on the kind of treatment and the patient's insurance coverage. Fossil Ranch Dental Care in Saginaw, TX will coordinate with every patient's insurance company to determine the benefits and out-of-pocket bill. Fossil Ranch Dental Care takes several types of payment and offers financing plans for our patients to make orthodontics affordable.
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A Healthy, Aligned Smile
A beautiful, healthy smile begins with well-aligned teeth that ensure your teeth, lips, and jaw can work properly. No matter your age, talk to our dentists about your orthodontic options and discover small problems that may turn into bigger issues, like periodontal disease, headaches, jaw pain, tooth decay, and more without orthodontics. Thanks to all the recent advances and choices in traditional orthodontics, our dentists at Fossil Ranch Dental Care can help you have your most attractive smile.