Avoiding braces? Five factors that may change your mind

Resisting BracesMany people steer clear of braces for one reason or another.  Some people assume the cost will be too high; others hesitate to spend money on themselves for something they believe is purely cosmetic.  If you have resisted braces, it may be time for you to dig into this issue a little deeper.  What you learn may surprise you!

Cost is reasonable and we offer flexible payment options
Before you write braces off for financial reasons, keep in mind that insurance may cover more than you think.  If you’re trying to sort through insurance questions, you don’t have to do it alone; we can help.  There are other options to help you cover any costs that are not covered by insurance.  A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) can be used to cover orthodontic care; we also accept CareCredit – which offers flexible financing solutions for orthodontic treatment, also credit card installments can be a convenient option.

In addition, it’s important to remember that the cost of this care will pay dividends throughout your life.  Your mouth doesn’t just look better; it is better.  Let’s take a further look at that below.

More than just cosmetic
When an individual completes orthodontic treatment, you may note how much straighter the teeth look.  Have you ever thought about what that means?  When teeth are crooked, crowded, widely spaced, or misaligned, or another orthodontic issue is present, the problems are more than just cosmetic.  The teeth do not work as well, and it’s more difficult to clean them properly.  An individual in this situation may also have difficulty with talking, chewing, or other tasks of everyday life.

Braces straighten the teeth and help the teeth and jaw work better together.  For some people, the improvements can be life changing.  At minimum, braces will enable your mouth to function as it is intended, rather than with the problems you are facing now.

Variety of options
Years ago, there weren’t any options when it came to orthodontic care.  Braces were the traditional metal variety, in every situation.  Although traditional metal braces are one option, modern technology has introduced a range of other options including Invisalign clear braces, Damon, InVu, ceramic braces, and more.  We will explain your options, recommend one that would be best for you, and answer any questions you may have.

Treatment time may be shorter than you think
We take full advantage of today’s technology to provide you with the best possible orthodontic care.  The thing that many of our patients appreciate most about this is that treatment time is optimized.  We make the most of the time you are wearing braces so you do not have to wear them any longer than necessary.  The duration depends on the individual situation; we are always committed to providing you with the best possible care so you can achieve the best possible results.

Benefits last a lifetime
The benefits of braces do not wear off.  Your treatment will straighten your teeth and address any other orthodontic concerns, and those improvements will last forever.  We are always happy to answer any questions you may have on this or any other topic because we want you to have a solid understanding of your orthodontic issues, your treatment, and your outcomes.

If you’ve been steering clear of braces for any of these reasons – or another reason – please contact us.  We’d be happy to answer your questions!