Braces are a staple of orthodontics that have helped teens achieve consistently beautiful results for years. While this treatment is tried and true, the modern version of braces has been refined to perfection to deliver stunning results with a more discreet appliance. Our team is skilled at crafting treatment plans and building relationships with our family of patients, and your teen will receive care that makes them feel heard and seen as they progress toward their forever smile. With a variety of braces to choose from, we can outfit your teen with an appliance that boosts their confidence while improving their oral health.
How Long Will I Wear Braces?
You are one-in-a-million, and the care you receive at Forever Smiles Orthodontics will reflect your individuality. During your free consultation, we will assess your needs and give you the opportunity to tell our team what you would like your post-treatment smile to look like. Based on what we observe and our understanding of your orthodontic goals, we will design a treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. Each treatment plan varies in length, but many of our patients get their appliances off within one to two years.
What Foods Will I Have to Avoid When Getting Braces?
Braces are an amazing corrective treatment that can help you have a happier and healthier smile, but you will need to avoid certain foods to achieve these results. To protect your progress, we suggest that you remove hard, sticky, and chewy foods from your diet. While we want you to enjoy your favorite treats, we want to honor your investment of time and money by helping you avoid broken brackets and poking wires. When deciding what to eat, try to pick softer foods that are easier to chew.
How Do I Care for My Teeth While Wearing Braces?
In addition to avoiding certain foods, you can care for your braces by spending extra time during your dental hygiene routine to remove hidden food particles and plaque. While in braces, you should continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing often, but it can be more difficult at first to reach certain spots that are blocked by your appliance. Use your brush and pay extra attention to your brackets so that no harmful bacteria or acid sits on your enamel and causes discoloration or cavities. Poor dental hygiene could slow your treatment progress and keep you from getting your forever smile in a timely manner.
How Do I Protect My Mouth When Playing Sports with Braces?
Getting braces doesn’t mean that you have to stop doing the activities you love, and you can still score the game-winning goal while working toward an award-winning smile. To protect your appliance and your mouth’s soft tissue, get a mouthguard that will fit over your braces. This way, if something hits your face, you don’t have to worry about the metal hurting your cheeks or a bracket breaking in the middle of practice.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The price of braces varies depending on the length of treatment and the extent of the issues being addressed. The longer you stay in braces, the higher the cost of treatment may be. Braces are a transformative treatment that improves your quality of life, and we want to allow all of our patients to experience the benefits of braces. This is why we have created flexible financing plans so that you can budget treatment in a way that works for your family. In addition to these plans, our team is experienced in working with insurance providers to help cover fees.
Benefits of Braces
The greatest benefit of braces is the beautiful results of a treatment done well. Dr. Camacho and the rest of the Forever Smiles team are skilled in helping our patients succeed in braces treatment. We keep ourselves up-to-date on all of the latest processes so that our patients benefit from the best the field has to offer. While braces have evolved over recent years, the one thing that hasn’t changed is their ability to give patients results worth smiling about. Take the first step toward the smile you’ve always wanted and the care you deserve today, and contact our Forever Smiles team for a free consultation.