Straighter Teeth for Teenagers and Adults
While a perfect smile looks great in pictures, the importance of straight teeth goes far beyond appearance. Crooked or misaligned teeth often lead to tooth decay, gum disease, plaque buildup, and more. With orthodontic treatment from Barton Dental, we can straighten teeth in as little as six months!
From teenagers to adults, we offer a number of orthodontic treatments, custom-made to address our patients’ specific dental issues.
How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontics?
There are many reasons why you may benefit from orthodontic treatment. The following are a few common issues that may indicate that orthodontic treatment is right for you:
- Overbite – Your upper teeth sit too far forward.
- Spacing – Gaps or spaces between the teeth.
- Underbite – Your lower teeth sit too far forward.
- Crowding – Teeth overlap, becoming impossible to floss.
- Crossbite – A bite that doesn’t mesh comfortably.
- Pain – Chronic headaches, jaw pain, or upper back and neck pain.
If you’re experiencing any of the issues listed above, we encourage you to call or contact our Hamilton office today to schedule an orthodontic appointment with our doctors to find out if orthodontic treatment is right for you.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
At Barton Dental, we offer several orthodontic treatment options for our patients to choose from. The right option for you will depend on your specific oral condition and your budget. Here are a few of the options our practice offers:
Braces have come a long way since the days of bulky metal brackets and wires. Modern dental braces are smaller, sleeker, less noticeable, and yet just as effective as ever. They’re also easier than ever to keep clean and much more comfortable. This orthodontic care option sets the industry standard and is still often the best option for patients with crooked or misaligned teeth.
Clear brackets provide discretion by combining traditional orthodontic treatment with clear hardware. This option is most popular among adult patients looking to achieve a straighter smile without all the distracting metal hardware. At a quick glance, no one will even realize you are wearing braces!
In recent years, clear aligners, such as Invisalign, have rapidly gained in popularity. A series of custom-made transparent trays gradually shift your teeth into their ideal position. They fit snuggly and precisely and can occasionally be removed to eat, to brush and floss like normal, and for the occasional special occasion like that big meeting or that special date.
The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment in Hamilton
With a typical insurance plan, Orthodontic treatment usually costs between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After consultation, 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 determining the cost of orthodontics, there are a few things to consider:
- The current condition of your oral health, including teeth and gums.
- How much do your teeth need to move?
- The kind of orthodontic treatment you choose.
- The length of your treatment.
Because every smile is 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 call or contact our Hamilton office to schedule 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.
Contact us today
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
Ideally, orthodontic treatment would occur in younger patients before most adult teeth have arrived. If you are a parent, we recommend bringing your teen in for a consultation. But don’t worry! There are orthodontic treatment options available for adults too! It’s never too late.
Braces do not hurt when they are first applied. After they begin to shift your teeth some discomfort may be felt. Most patients describe the feeling as more annoying than painful. That being said, if you have any pain or discomfort, let us know! There are solutions available to make your treatment as comfortable as possible
Avoid food that might damage your braces (like candy apples, caramel, or corn on the cob) or may be difficult to clean out of braces (like caramel, gum and popcorn). You may also want to avoid sugary or acidic foods which will be more difficult than usual to clean off your teeth. Clear braces can become stained by some foods like beets, curry and kraft dinner.
Call us right away! Don’t wait until your next appointment.
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.
For small changes, orthodontic treatment can be as short as 6 months but for the majority of patients, braces will stay on for between 6 months and 2 years. We can give you a more accurate estimate after an oral exam.