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Maple Shade Dental of East Peoria
1001 Illini Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

Braces in East Peoria, IL

Dental braces in East Peoria are an effective treatment for crowded, crooked, or uneven teeth. These devices correct misaligned teeth by moving them into place or adjusting underlying bone. If you’re unhappy with your smile, it may be time to talk to an experienced braces dentist about receiving treatment. This guide will explain how the treatment works and can help you decide whether it’s right for you.

How Do I Get Braces?

When it comes to straightening your teeth, the best place to start is with your dentist. Finding the right braces dentist for your treatment is an important financial and medical decision, so it’s important to choose someone you trust. At our office, we work closely with you every step of the way during your treatment. You’ll receive a personalized plan that addresses your orthodontic issues in as little time as possible.

How Are Braces Put On?

The process of putting on braces remains the same whether you choose metal or ceramic. First, the dentist or orthodontist will clean and dry your teeth. Then, bonding glue is applied to your teeth, following by the attachment of the brackets. While the glue sometimes tastes unpleasant, it is completely harmless. During the last step, the dentist places the archwires into the brackets and secures them with elastic bands.

Different Types of Braces

Today’s dental offices offer an array of options to suit your needs. The most common type is metal braces, which are traditional bracket-and-wire braces. Ceramic braces are the same shape and size as traditional metal braces, but they typically are white or clear. This allows them to blend seamlessly into your teeth. Another type, invisible braces, use clear plastic trays to shift your teeth into the proper place. These can be removed when eating or drinking.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The cost of braces in East Peoria varies depending on where you live, your insurance coverage, and the severity of your case. The type of treatment you choose will also factor into the total cost. If you have dental insurance, be sure to ask if your plan provides coverage for braces. Flexible financing plans from our office can also help make your treatment affordable.

How Long Does it Take to Get Braces?

The whole procedure takes about one to two hours. You may experience some soreness afterwards, which is normal. Most people find that the pain subsides within a week. Contact our office if you experience excessive soreness that isn’t alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. Most people wear their braces for approximately one to two years.

Retainers After Braces

Getting braces removed takes about an hour. After the brackets and wires are removed, your dentist or orthodontist may recommend a retainer to help preserve your results. Typically worn overnight, these devices hold your teeth into the proper position. You may be required to wear your retainer for several years to prevent your teeth from shifting out of place.

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