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Orthodontics in Cornwall

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Teeth-Straightening Solutions From The Teenage Years And Beyond

A variety of orthodontic treatments are available to suit every smile, catering to family members of all ages, from teenagers to adults. While enhancing your smile is a key goal, orthodontic care also significantly boosts oral health. Misaligned teeth and an uneven bite can lead to cleaning challenges, discomfort, and sometimes pain. However, these problems can often be rectified with orthodontic treatment in as little as six months.

How do I know if I need orthodontics?

You might benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have experienced any of the following problems:

  • Overbite – when your upper teeth sit too far forward.
  • Spacing – gaps or spaces between the teeth.
  • Underbite – when your lower teeth sit too far forward.
  • Crowding – when 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.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

There are many different treatment options available depending on your personal needs and your budget. Here are a few of the options that may be available:

Traditional Braces

The term ‘braces’ often brings to mind the image of large metal brackets and wires. However, contemporary dental braces have evolved to be smaller, more discreet, yet equally efficient compared to the older, bulkier versions. These modern braces are simpler to maintain and offer greater comfort.

Clear Brackets

For those interested in traditional brackets, we provide clear options that are particularly favored by our adult patients. These brackets are crafted to blend the effectiveness of conventional orthodontics with subtlety. They are so discreet that at a quick glance, it’s unlikely anyone will notice you’re wearing braces.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, like Invisalign, have quickly become popular. These custom-fitted, transparent trays gently move your teeth to their proper place. They fit snugly and accurately, and offer the convenience of being removable for eating, normal brushing and flossing, or for special events such as important meetings or special dates.

The cost of orthodontic treatment in Cornwall

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 typically costs about $4000 to $6000+.

How do we actually 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 your oral health including teeth and gums.
  • How much your teeth need to move.
  • The kind of orthodontic treatment you choose.
  • The length of your treatment.

Because every smile is so different, the only way to find out which treatment is the best solution for you and how much it will cost you out of pocket is to come in for a consultation. Tell us your personal goals for your smile, let us examine your teeth and we will tailor a personalized treatment plan that will accomplish your wants and 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 is ideally started in younger patients before the majority of adult teeth have emerged. As a parent, we advise scheduling a consultation for your teenager. However, there’s no need to worry if you’re an adult – there are also orthodontic options available for you! It’s never too late to begin.

When braces are initially put on, they don’t cause pain. However, as they start to move your teeth, you might experience some discomfort, often described by patients as more of an annoyance than actual pain. If you do feel any pain or discomfort, please inform us! We have solutions to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.

Stay away from foods that could harm your braces, such as candy apples, caramel, and corn on the cob, or those that are tricky to clean from braces, like caramel, gum, and popcorn. It’s also wise to limit sugary or acidic foods, which are harder to clean off your teeth than usual. Be mindful that clear braces can get stained by certain foods, including beets, curry, and Kraft dinner.

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Floss threaders and super floss are available and specially designed for flossing your braces or permanent retainers. We’d be happy to show you how to floss your braces at your next appointment.

Orthodontic treatment can be as brief as 6 months for minor adjustments. However, for most patients, braces are typically worn for a period ranging from 6 months to 2 years. A more precise estimate can be provided following an oral examination.

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