Are you self-conscious about your smile? Do you have crooked teeth or an improper bite? We offer a variety of orthodontics treatments in Canton to help correct these problems, including braces, Invisalign, and retainers.
What Are Orthodontics and What Are the Benefits of Treatment?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with preventing and correcting dental and facial irregularities. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to improve the appearance of the teeth and the function of the bite and jaws.
There are many benefits to orthodontic treatment, both cosmetic and functional. A beautiful smile is one of the most important things you can wear, and orthodontic treatment can give you the confidence you need to show your smile with pride.
In addition to improving your appearance, orthodontic treatment can also improve your oral health. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean, which leads to better overall oral health.
Types of Braces Available
Dr. Ruth Roach Morgan and Dr. Jessica Morgan strive to cover the orthodontic needs of all our patients, including children, teenagers, and adults. Dental Solutions of Mississippi offers two distinct and effective braces types tailored to any patient’s individual needs: traditional (or metal) braces and Invisalign.
Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are very strong and durable. Metal braces are less visible than ever before, and you can customize them with colorful elastics for a fun look. They are effective for moderate to severe orthodontic needs.
Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth gradually. Because the aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible. Invisalign is an excellent option for patients seeking a more discreet orthodontic treatment.
Unlike metal braces, you can remove clear aligners. Removing them is helpful for when you need to eat, brush your teeth, or perhaps when you’re going on a date. But don’t leave them out for too long – we recommend you leave the aligners in for 22 out of every 24 hours, even while you’re sleeping. Fortunately, they’re not only clear, but they’re also comfortable. You usually won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing them, and others won’t be able to tell either when you laugh, talk, or smile.
How Long Does Treatment Take on Average?
The length of orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of the problem we are treating. Invisalign treatment typically takes between 9 and 15 months, while metal braces usually take between 18 and 24 months.
What to Expect During the Course of an Orthodontics Treatment
Orthodontic treatment is a journey, and we want you to be as prepared as possible for what lies ahead. During treatment, you will have regular appointments with your orthodontist so they can check on your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your braces. You will also need to take extra care of your teeth and gums to avoid gum disease and tooth decay. Overall, we believe you’ll find that braces do not interfere with your everyday life, and you’ll feel great knowing your braces are constantly working to improve your dental health and your beautiful smile.
Cost of Braces and Insurance Coverage
The cost of braces can vary depending on different factors such as:
- The type of braces you choose.
- The severity of your problem.
- The length of treatment.
We will provide estimates of your treatment cost during your consultation period to help your decision. Orthodontic treatment is often covered by dental insurance. We will be happy to help you with your insurance paperwork.
The Best Orthodontist in Canton, Mississippi
You don’t have to live with a less-than-perfect smile when we can help correct it for you. A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and make you feel better about yourself. We offer high-quality orthodontics in Canton – to give our patients the best possible chance at achieving their dream smile.
With our experienced orthodontists on staff, we can get your smile looking brighter and straighter than ever before – often in as little as 12 months!