Dental braces, explained by a dentist

Dental braces, explained by a dentist

Are you thinking about having dental braces, but looking for more reliable information on the subject? If so, you have come to the right place! In this article, we will try to give you as much information as possible about dental braces so that you can make an informed choice.


Dental braces: the basics

Dental braces are small boxes glued to the front of the teeth and connected by a metal wire. The housings can be ceramic or metal. It is the force exerted on the teeth that will allow them to move very gradually in order to assume their ideal position. We can therefore correct certain teeth individually or the entire smile according to the needs of each person.


What are dental braces used for?

Several reasons can motivate the decision to have braces:

  • Correction of overlapping teeth
  • Correction of teeth that are too advanced
  • Correction of excessively high teeth
  • Correction of misaligned teeth
  • Correction of space between teeth
  • Correcting the position of a tooth in relation to others
  • Correcting the aesthetics of the smile


And many others! Talk to your dentist.


Who are dental braces for?

The answer you’ll probably like: not just for kids! Despite this impression that many have, more and more adults are resorting to orthodontics, either with dental braces or other orthodontic treatments.


If you have one or more of the above issues, then braces may be the solution for you. As each person is unique, you will need to make an evaluation appointment with your dentist in Laval to assess which treatment would be most appropriate for your situation.


How much do dental braces cost?

The cost of dental braces varies according to the treatment indicated for each person. Of course, the length of the treatment will affect the cost. There are also price differences between ceramic cases and metal cases.


What does a braces treatment look like?

Everything varies according to individual circumstances, but one can normally expect several months or years of treatment before obtaining the desired result. Regular visits to the dentist, approximately every 6 to 8 weeks, are to be expected in order to make the necessary adjustments.


What are the other orthodontic treatments besides dental braces?

In our Laval dental clinic, we offer several orthodontic treatments:

– orthodontic phase 1 type interceptive treatments

– orthodontic treatments with dental braces

– orthodontic treatments with transparent Invisalign aligners


Your dentist is the dental professional and will be able to advise you on the best orthodontic treatment according to your situation and your lifestyle.


So, are you ready to take charge of your smile? Contact us now to make an appointment to assess the possibilities of orthodontic treatment!


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