If you’re looking for braces in Wilsonville, Woostock,, Sherwood, or Tillamook, then the orthodontic specialists at Senestraro Family Orthodontics are here to provide the outstanding care you need to rejuvenate your smile. We understand that a lot of our patients have questions about orthodontic treatment they need answered before deciding if braces are right from them and their family. To make it easier for you to understand what orthodontics can mean for the health of you or your family, here are a few answers to some commonly asked questions.
Why is orthodontic treatment important?
The health of your teeth matter more than just to the appearance of your smile. Patients who suffer from crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth have a harder time practicing quality oral hygiene when a smile in need of orthodontic treatment makes brushing and flossing more difficult. Without treatment, orthodontic problems can cause tooth decay, gum disease, speech impediments, digestive issues, tooth loss, and other health concerns that can negatively impact the overall quality of life.
Why visit an orthodontist in Wilsonville?
Your teeth, oral health, and even facial structure are all permanently changed through orthodontic treatment. Considering the importance this type of care has on your long- and short-term health, it’s vital that you receive care from a specialist who understands how to properly completed your treatment. Orthodontists have received extensive specialized training that allows them to provide their patients with the type of quality individualized care needed to ensure a healthy, great looking smile.
Do I need braces if I have straight teeth but a misaligned bite?
One of the most common misconceptions regarding orthodontic care is that braces are only for straightening teeth. Treatment also works to correct a misaligned bite that causes a patient discomfort, or that could contribute to the development of an eating or speech disorder. A healthy bite will help to eliminate any discomfort you may experience while also preventing other oral health problems that may develop in later years. It also helps to prevent excessive wear on teeth that don’t correctly align.
What age should orthodontic treatment begin?
While orthodontic treatment can begin at any age once a patient’s permanent teeth have developed, the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that parents have their kids undergo an evaluation no later than the age of 7. At this age, Dr. Senestraro can spot any signs of potential development problems and provide treatment before more serious complications can manifest.
I am too old for braces
Absolutely not! More and more adults are finally getting the healthier, better looking smiles they’ve always wanted by finally undergoing orthodontic treatment. From ceramic braces to Invisalign, advances in orthodontics have made it easier than ever for adults to get the care they need quickly, affordably, and discreetly.
How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
The cost for care will vary depending on the type of treatment a patient receives. Today, most dental insurance policies include orthodontic benefits, making getting braces more affordable today than ever before.
What happens during my initial consultation?
During your initial orthodontic consultation, Dr. Senestraro will perform an examination and take all necessary x-rays to allow him to make a complete diagnosis. Dr. Senestraro will then discuss the type of treatment that is necessary and answer any questions you may have. During the consultation you will find out:
- What, if any, orthodontic problem exists that needs treating
- What needs to be done to correct the problem
- Whether any permanent teeth will need to be removed during treatment
- Approximately how long the treatment will take to complete
- Approximately how much the treatment will cost
How long will it take to complete my treatment?
The time needed to complete orthodontic treatment varies on a patient by patient basis. A number of independent factors can influence treatment times, including the age of the patient, severity of the orthodontic problems being treated, and the type of orthodontics being used in the treatment.
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