Our office will resume normal dental appointments on June 3. CLICK HERE to schedule online.

Our office will resume normal dental appointments on June 3. CLICK HERE to schedule online.

Braces: Questions and Answers

Braces occupy the mouths of 50-70 percent of American children between the ages of 6-18, and adults are taking advantage of things like invisible braces and metal braces to get a straighter smile themselves.

How much will braces cost?
The cost of braces often depends upon the treatment plan outlined by Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver. Shorter treatments may cost less, and longer treatments may cost more because they are more involved.

What are the different types of braces?
• Traditional metal braces
• Self-ligating metal braces
• Clear/Ceramic braces
• Lingual braces

Do braces hurt?
A patient’s teeth are usually sore for a couple of days following the initial adjustment. Less pain is felt now than in the past as there are smaller and more efficient tools used to adjust the braces.

How do I remove food stuck in my braces?
One of the most effective methods of removing food from your braces is with floss.

Which types of braces are most popular?
Metal braces and invisible braces, like Invisalign.