Straighten Teeth and Improve Your Smile
Once you’ve lost all your baby teeth, your adult teeth begin to emerge and settle into their permanent position. This is the perfect time to correct any misalignment issues and prevent issues like misalignment and tooth crowding from occurring.
Orthodontic treatment for teens, like Invisalign or braces, guides teeth at this crucial stage to ensure their correct development. Our doctors and specialists at Guelph family dentistry will work closely with you to pick the right orthodontic solution for your dental condition. With proper care, treatment can often be completed in as little as 6 months.
You may benefit from orthodontic treatment if you experience the following issues:
- Overbite – the upper teeth sit too far forward
- Excessive spacing – gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Underbite – the lower teeth sit too far forward
- Crowding – teeth are overlapping or impossible to floss
- Crossbite – a bite that doesn’t mesh comfortably
- Pain – Chronic headaches, jaw pain, or upper back and neck pain
The Different Types of Orthodontic Treatments for Teens
Despite the images of bulky metal braces we see on TV and in movies, this time-tested orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years. Modern braces are much more minimal and low-profile, featuring smaller brackets and more slender wires. They’re also much easier to clean and maintain than they were several decades ago. Traditional braces remain the most trusted method for correcting teeth.
Clear aligner services like Invisalign are fast becoming the most popular orthodontic treatments on the market– and with good reason. When compared to traditional orthodontic methods, clear aligners make cleaning simple, reduce the number of trips to the orthodontist’s office, and offer a corrective solution that is more comfortable and far less noticeable. Clear aligners can also be removed to eat, drink, and have pictures taken.
An ideal compromise for teenagers who would benefit most from traditional braces but would rather avoid all that visible hardware. Clear brackets utilize the hardware of braces, but with clear brackets instead of the traditional metal ones. The result is low-profile braces that are almost unnoticeable at first glance.
The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment in Guelph
With a typical insurance plan, orthodontic treatment usually averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After an oral exam, we would be happy to provide you with an accurate quote so you can find out how much your insurance plan will cover and what your actual out-of-pocket expenses would be. Without insurance, orthodontic treatment for teens typically costs about $4000 to $6000+.
How do we determine the cost of your orthodontic treatment and why does it seem so expensive?
When considering the cost of orthodontics, there are a few things to consider:
- The current condition of the patient’s oral health including teeth and gums.
- How much the teeth need to move.
- The kind of orthodontic treatment chosen.
- The length of the treatment.
Because every smile is so different, the only way to find out how much your teenager’s treatment will cost out of pocket is to come into our Orthodontic Clinic in Guelph for a consultation. After an examination, we’ll come up with a personalized treatment plan that includes an accurate timeline and cost.
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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.