Important Things to Know Before Getting Braces | Smile Workshop Denton
Putting dental braces to the woman's teeth at the dental office

Important Things to Know Before Getting Braces | Smile Workshop Denton

[:en]Braces have developed a bad reputation amongst children for being a painful and tedious process. With the right information, however, orthodontics can be an easy process that will save you a lot of grief down the road. We all know that there are many benefits of braces, other than straight teeth, but are you prepared for having them placed on your teeth? As your local dentist, your friends at Smile Workshop Denton will guide you through everything you need to know before getting braces.

Adults Can Get Braces Too

Braces are generally associated with teenagers because this is when most people first notice crooked teeth, but there is no age limit for orthodontics. Sometimes teeth can become misaligned as you get older, but adult orthodontics are far more common than you might think. At least 20% of people with braces are adults and this is gradually becoming more common.

Plan For Orthodontics

The average treatment time for braces is two years. Planning for this period is vital since changing orthodontists is expensive and complicated. Sometimes you cannot avoid moving and are forced to change orthodontists. This is okay, but most specialists will make you start from the beginning of your treatment again. You’re essentially paying for treatment twice in this instance. Luckily, Smile Workshop has finance options that make the process easy on everyone involved.

Come in for a Consultation

If you’re noticing signs that you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, but are confused about where to begin, schedule a consultation with us at Smile Workshop. We offer free orthodontic consultations. Our team is trained to help you decide if this is the right option for you and what steps should be taken to correct crooked teeth.

With advancements in modern dentistry, braces are readily available for almost anyone. Orthodontics are not recommended for people with receding gum lines or poor oral hygiene. There are other ways to correct misaligned teeth if this is the case. Have any more questions regarding orthodontics at Smile Workshop? Give us a call or schedule an appointment today!

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