Our office is dedicated to helping you reach your full smile potential so that you can face your day with improved confidence. Everyone can benefit from a self-esteem boost, and our teen patients love that braces get them the results they want quickly and efficiently. We know you’re an individual, so you need a treatment plan that is just as unique as you are. Dr. Romani and the rest of our team are known for paying close attention to detail and artfully placing teeth in the perfect position. We will always go above and beyond to give personalized care and provide a welcoming environment as you experience the benefits of high-quality treatment.
How Long Will I Wear Braces?
There is no patient quite like you, and your treatment process will reflect your individuality. Our team will assess your needs and provide you with the orthodontic treatment that works well for your lifestyle and desired results. When your needs are more extensive, you may need to stay in your braces longer to address these problems properly and achieve long-lasting results.
That being said, many of our patients wear braces for between one to two years. If you want a more in-depth look at what treatment would look like for you, we suggest coming in for your complimentary first appointment so we can perform a comprehensive evaluation on your mouth and jaws. Once we understand your orthodontic needs and goals, we will give you a more accurate estimate for the length of treatment.
What Foods Will I Have to Avoid When Getting Braces?
To achieve a dazzling smile through braces that inspire confidence, you will need to give up a few snacks and treats temporarily. While you are in treatment, we suggest you stay away from hard, sticky, or chewy foods. By avoiding these foods, you will protect brackets from breaking and wires from poking the inside of your cheeks. You deserve a comfortable and smooth treatment experience, and you can do your part to make this process easier by including softer foods into your diet that are easier to chew.
How Do I Care for My Teeth While Wearing Braces?
It’s essential that you maintain your current level of oral health while in braces so that you don’t take steps backward during your treatment. This means continuing to brush your teeth well twice a day and flossing frequently. In addition, you must take special care to brush around your brackets so that no harmful bacteria and food particles build up that might damage your teeth. It can take some time to get used to brushing around your brackets and wires, so make sure you take special care during the beginning of your treatment to get accustomed to reaching the more challenging spots.
A common misconception of orthodontics is that we replace your general dentist while you’re in treatment. While corrective treatment is critical to improving your oral health, dentists and orthodontists focus on different areas of your mouth. You will need to see both regularly to get the results you want. We think of it as a partnership, and both types of doctors are here to help you achieve a dazzling and healthy smile. While you are in braces, continue attending your regularly scheduled check-ups and cleanings at the dentist so you can maintain your excellent dental hygiene.
How Do I Protect My Mouth When Playing Sports with Braces?
Wearing braces doesn’t mean you have to stop playing the sports you love. Using a mouthguard, you can still shoot the game-winning basket or round home base while in treatment. A mouthguard will act as a cushion and keep your braces from rubbing against your mouth or breaking if something hits your face. Braces don’t have to alter your lifestyle, and our treatment plans are designed to suit your needs perfectly.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The cost of braces varies depending on the patient because no two treatment plans are exactly alike. Your progress in braces is unique to your needs and desired results. The cost may fluctuate based on your customized plan. The more extensive your orthodontic needs are, the longer you will spend wearing your appliance and the more your treatment will cost. We never want you to feel discouraged from pursuing a transformative treatment such as braces, so we have designed flexible financing plans to help cover the cost of your treatment. We also work to partner with your insurance provider so that you can easily fit our advanced level of care into your family’s budget. Our promise as a practice is that we will consistently deliver top-of-the-line results with the care of a personal touch.