The practice of straightening teeth, a specialty of dentistry, is called orthodontics. At present many children and adults whose smile could use some improvement visit orthodontists each year. Most of people go to the orthodontist as because of the cosmetic benefit of straightened, although an improved bite is another important benefit of straight teeth. A symmetrical smile with teeth in proper alignment with each other is no doubt an important element of good looks.
Orthodontic braces, when combined with other orthodontic treatments, can rectify a number of dental problems, widening not only the jaws but the palate. Braces can be used to repair under or over bites, cross or open bites, and almost any structural or cosmetic dental flaws. The sooner the braces can be put to work, the more effective they will be, so parents should pay close attention to the development of their children's teeth and address any problems as quickly as possible.
Traditional orthodontic braces are metal brackets bonded to the patient's teeth, with "arch" wires threaded through them to serve as tracks which gently push or pull each tooth into proper alignment. Consumers can now choose among a wide selection of braces, however, with the metal braces being joined by both ceramic braces which blend in with the natural teeth, and transparent "invisible" plastic braces.
Anyone being evaluated for invisible braces will first meet the orthodontist for a consultation, during which the doctor will examine the patient's teeth and decide whether braces or some other treatment would be most effective. If the patient is approved for braces, the orthodontist will make impressions of his or her teeth; take X-rays of the mandible (jaw) joint, teeth, and head; and do detailed measurements of the mouth and teeth.
Unless you have a dental insurance policy which you know covers the cost of braces, you should talk to your insurance agent because the last thing you need is to be taken by surprised when your claim is denied and you are on the hook for thousands of dollars' worth of orthodontic work. But even those dental insurance policies which cover braces may have annual spending caps which can also leave you with significant expenses.
When meeting with your dentist, ask about the beneficial aspects of getting invisible braces. He or she should be able to tell you exactly what to expect going forward. Now one way to reduce the price of those braces before you even make your first visit to the orthodontist is to enroll your family in a discount dental plan. Discount dental plans were devised by dental professionals to help people cope with the rising costs of regular dental care.
Now joining a discount dental plan which has orthodontists in its network will entitle you to immediate, deductible and spending cap-free orthodontic treatment at significantly reduced rates, and provided that you pay for the services of the orthodontist at the time you receive them.
Dr. Monica Goldenberg at Goldenberg Orthodontics provides excellent orthodontic treatments with all types visible and invisible braces. The Orthodontic braces that she provides, are 100% customized according to each individual’s teeth. She also provides insurance facilities with all types of orthodontic treatment.
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