When people hear “orthodontics”, many unfortunate misconceptions usually spring to mind. At Nasser Children & Adult Orthodontics, we’d like to dispel any myths you may believe about orthodontics. Today, we’re answering some common questions about it.
What is Orthodontics?
It is essentially a dentistry specialty that concentrates on correcting problems with the bite and teeth. It usually involves wearing appliances like braces for a set amount of time. However, each treatment is customized based on a number of factors. There are innovative treatments available that are designed with your discretion in mind, so you have options.
Why Undergo Treatment?
Cosmetic enhancement is what most people think of when they hear about orthodontics. The purpose for many is to enhance appearance. However, people need orthodontics to correct problems ranging from an overbite to spaces between the teeth. In many cases, orthodontic treatment can be used to improve functionality. For example, if a patient has a difficult time chewing food due to orthodontic problems, then treatment can be very useful for both cosmetic and functional purposes.
What Results Can I Expect?
To be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, you need to have realistic expectations about the process and results. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your goals and help you determine the best treatment method to help you meet those goals and manage your expectations. It’s important to understand what orthodontics can and cannot do before moving forward with treatment.
Are the Results Permanent?
Generally speaking, the results are designed to be relatively permanent. However, it’s important to be dedicated to maintaining your new and improved smile after treatment by wearing your retainer for the recommended amount of time each day and continuing to follow good oral hygiene habits. For example, if you undergo orthodontic treatment and then refuse to wear your retainer, your teeth could definitely shift back into their former positions.
How Much Will It Cost?
You can expect the cost of orthodontic treatment to vary based on the type of treatment, the provider, the extent of the procedure and other factors. During an initial evaluation, you can learn more about how much your treatment regimen may cost.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Are you interested in learning more about orthodontics? If you are, you can talk to the dedicated experts at Nasser Children & Adult Orthodontics during an initial consultation. We’d love to help you discover the best way to achieve your dream smile. We have offices located in Shreveport and Bossier City. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!