What should I know before getting braces?
There are lots of things to think about before getting braces.
- Time — orthodontic treatments generally take two to four years to complete
- Need — misaligned teeth and bites may be obvious to a patient who then can seek out treatment from their dentist or orthodontist. The dentist will also be able to track changes in an individual's mouth and identify an upcoming or current need for orthodontic treatment.
- Cost — there is a cost associated with orthodontic work. The cost will vary depending on each individual situation and can start at around $5,000
- Discomfort — because of the very nature of the treatment there will be some discomfort and tenderness when adjustments are made