From Adolescents to Adults: Straighter Teeth for a Healthier Smile
Orthodontic treatments are available for every type of smile, and for individuals of all ages, from teenagers to adults. Not only can we enhance the beauty of your smile, but we can also improve your oral health. Misaligned teeth and a crooked bite can be challenging to clean, uncomfortable, and even painful. Our orthodontic treatments can resolve these issues in as little as six months.
Do I Need Orthodontics?
If you have experienced any of the following problems, orthodontic treatment may be beneficial for you:
- Overbite: upper teeth sit too far forward
- Spacing: gaps or spaces between teeth
- Underbite: lower teeth sit too far forward
- Crowding: teeth overlapping or impossible to floss
- Crossbite: an uncomfortable bite
- Pain: chronic headaches, jaw pain, or upper back and neck pain.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
Treatment options vary depending on your needs and budget. Here are some of the options available:
When you think of braces, you might imagine bulky metal brackets and wires. But modern braces are smaller, less noticeable, and equally effective. They’re easier to maintain and more comfortable.
For a discreet option, we offer clear brackets that are popular among our adult patients. They provide conventional orthodontic treatment with added discretion. At a glance, others won’t notice you’re wearing braces.
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, have become increasingly popular. Custom-made transparent trays gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. They fit snugly and precisely and can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing, and special occasions.
Mississauga Orthodontic Treatment Costs
The cost of orthodontic treatment typically ranges from $3,000 to $5,000+ out-of-pocket with insurance coverage. Following an oral exam, we can provide an accurate quote to determine your insurance coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. Without insurance, orthodontic treatment usually costs around $4,000 to $6,000+.
Factors Affecting Treatment Costs
When considering orthodontic treatment costs, several factors come into play:
- The current condition of your oral health, including teeth and gums.
- The extent of tooth movement required.
- The type of orthodontic treatment you select.
- The length of your treatment.
Every smile is unique, so the best way to determine the most suitable and cost-effective treatment plan is to schedule a consultation. We’ll assess your smile, discuss your goals, and tailor a personalized plan to meet your needs.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Orthodontic treatment can be provided at any age, but the ideal time to begin treatment varies depending on the individual’s dental needs. Children typically undergo treatment between the ages of 8 and 14 while their teeth are still developing. However, adults can also receive orthodontic treatment as long as their teeth and gums are healthy. In fact, many adults opt for orthodontic treatment later in life to improve the appearance and function of their teeth. It’s best to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist to determine the optimal timing for your treatment.
Braces may cause some discomfort or soreness for a few days after they are first placed, and following subsequent adjustments. This is because the teeth are shifting and adjusting to the new pressure being placed on them. Some patients may also experience slight discomfort due to the braces rubbing against the inside of their cheeks. However, any pain or discomfort is typically mild and can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medications and orthodontic wax. With time, the mouth will adjust to the braces, and the discomfort should subside.
When you have braces, avoid hard and sticky foods like candy, popcorn, nuts, and hard fruits and vegetables. You may also want to avoid sugary or acidic foods which will be more difficult than usual to clean off your teeth.
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Yes, you can still play sports and musical instruments with braces, but it’s important to take precautions to protect your mouth and your orthodontic appliances. For sports, it’s recommended to wear a mouthguard to prevent damage to your braces and teeth. Your orthodontist can provide a customized mouthguard that fits comfortably over your braces. For musical instruments, you may experience some discomfort or difficulty playing at first, but you should adjust to the braces over time.
A Longtime Patient Experience
I have been with Benitez Dental Clinic forever it seems like and always have had excellent attention from the moment I entered the Clinic. Milagros is just amazing and makes you feel like family. Doreen is just wonderful and so caring also and I love them both very much. This time I was seen by Dr. Diaz and she was great. I hope we will have a great dental relationship going forward. I fully recommend Benitez Dental Clinic.
Dr. Bashar is amazing with kids and one of the best dentists I've ever seen. He's really gentle and understanding, making sure his patients feel comfortable. He's very professional and takes the time to explain things well. It's rare to find dentists like him who build such a positive and trusting relationship with their patients.