Are you ready to start the path to a straight smile with orthodontic treatment? If so, you are making a wise choice. However, prior to beginning the process, you are sure to have plenty of questions. To ensure you are fully comfortable with your choice and to make an educated decision, we have the answers to your top questions to put your mind at ease prior to beginning treatment. No matter if you are asking yourself, “where is an orthodontist near me?” or “what are my options for treatment?”– we have the answers you need.
Where Can I Get Braces?
If you are ready to straighten your teeth, the first question you will have is “where can I get braces near me?” When seeking treatment, location really does matter. You are making a commitment to the orthodontist you choose for the next several years. It is important to choose one who is conveniently located to making receiving care easy and burden free. For example, Shirck Orthodontics offers 3 locations to make visiting the orthodontist easier. To receive treatment, you are able to choose from one of our locations in Pataskala, New Albany, or Westerville.
What Types of Braces Are Available?
Due to advancements in orthodontics, you now have a variety of options available to align your teeth and bite. However, not all options will be suitable for your exact needs. You will require a consultation to determine which options will work for you. Depending on your individual needs, some of the options we offer include:
- Traditional Braces
- 3M Self-Ligating Braces
- WildSmiles Braces
- Clear Braces
- Lingual Braces
What Will My Treatment Involve?
This is a difficult question because each treatment is catered to individual needs. Therefore, treatment lengths will vary as well as the number of appointments needed. Depending on the type of orthodontic treatment used, the average treatment time can range from six months to 18 months; however, it is not uncommon for treatment lengths to be longer. In addition, the number of appointments needed will also vary. On average, you can expect to visit the dentist about every 4 to 8 weeks.
Will My Facial Appearance Change?
In some cases, yes, your facial appearance may change. However, this most often occurs with those who have severe alignment or bite issues. If your facial appearance does change, it will be for the better as your teeth and bite are moved into their correct positions.
Do Braces Hurt?
In the past, braces were well known for causing pain and discomfort. However, now several advancements have been made to enhance the comfort of braces. Depending on the type of braces used, the discomfort you feel will vary. But, rest assured, any discomfort you experience will be minor and short-lived.
Your Orthodontist for a Straight Smile
If you are ready for a straight smile, we understand you have several questions prior to beginning your treatment. We are here for you to ensure you are comfortable with your choice. If you have questions regarding orthodontic treatment, please contact our office to learn more.