About Orthodontic Braces
Traditional orthodontics are one of the most effective techniques to straighten teeth and avoid oral health troubles that can be caused by teeth that are out of alignment. Braces can help all patients get their teeth, jaw, and lips in proper alignment to avoid tooth decay, chronic pain, gum disease, trouble chewing, speech problems, and more. Braces can also amend teeth that are crowded, protruding, or irregularly spaced, as well as cross bites, overbites, underbites, and jaw pain. While orthodontic braces are often associated with children and teens, orthodontic braces by our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC can help patients of all ages get a healthier, more attractive smile.
"Our family has been going to the Durham office for over 5 years and been comletely satisfied. We've had cleanings, fillings, a couple of caps, orthodontics - what I would call "normal" care for a family of 5. I find the staff to be courteous and extremely friendly. They are efficient - we get in at the appointed time and never leave without our next 6 month check up scheduled. They've been wonderful about getting our college student in when she gets home on breaks. Only my husband received the recommendation for a deep cleaning. I had always been a big chicken when it comes to the dentist but because of their caring environment, I actually enjoy going."- Google User / Google / Dec 14, 2012
"I have been going to Dental Works in Durham for about a year and every visit with both the orthodontics team and dentist team has been great. I recommend this Dental Works office."- S.S. / Google / May 01, 2017
What to Expect
Orthodontic braces for youths and adults are personalized based on the patient's needs and concerns. The length of treatment will depend on the severity of the case, but younger patients generally takes less time and the patient will often avoid other mouth troubles. The metal braces are tiny brackets that are fixed to each tooth that are then threaded with wires that gently, but consistently push the teeth into their proper position. Patients should return to DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC to have their orthodontic braces and teeth checked every month by our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham until they are ready to be removed. While wearing braces, patients may find it difficult to brush and floss their teeth, but it is important to follow a regular home care routine and keep the teeth strong and healthy during the orthodontic treatment.
After the orthodontics are removed, the patient will generally be given a retainer to wear that will prevent 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 lifestyle and needs. Patients should continue a good home mouth care routine, including regular brushing and flossing, and visiting our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham for professional cleanings and dental exams.
Dental insurance usually covers some of the cost of orthodontic braces, but this varies based on the kind of treatment and the patient's coverage. DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC will coordinate with every patient's insurance company to determine the benefits and out-of-pocket bill. DentalWorks - Durham accepts several types of payment and offers financing plans for our patients to make orthodontic braces affordable.
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A Healthy, Aligned Smile
A beautiful, healthy smile starts with well-aligned teeth that ensure your teeth, jaw, and lips 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 gum disease, headaches, jaw pain, tooth decay, and more without orthodontics. Thanks to all the recent advances and choices in metal braces, our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham can help you have your best smile.