Braces in Peoria, IL

Healthy, straight teeth provide a host of benefits. Straightening your teeth can help prevent gum disease and can even boost your confidence. Our practice provides affordable braces in Peoria that can correct a host of orthodontic issues. If you’re ready to achieve a stunning smile, read on to learn more.

How Do You Get Braces?

Treatment begins at your dentist’s office. At our practice, we understand that receiving braces is an important health and financial decision. Because of this, we work closely with you to devise a treatment plan that meets your goals. Whether your teeth are uneven, improperly spaced, or crooked, you can receive great results with treatment from our dentists.

How Does the Braces Procedure Work?

Getting braces put on usually is a three-step process. First, your teeth will be cleaned and dried. The braces dentist or orthodontist then applies bonding glue to your teeth, which securely holds the brackets. You may find the glue unpalatable, but it’s harmless. Finally, the archwires are attached to the brackets and secured with elastic bands.

What Types of Braces are Available?

Modern dental practices offer several treatment options to address your orthodontic issues. Metal braces, or traditional braces, are the most common type available. For a more discreet look, you may wish to consider ceramic braces, which are shaped identically to metal braces. These devices are clear or white, and blend into the teeth. Invisible braces are another option. These consist of clear aligner trays that are worn over the teeth. When you meet with one of our dentists, he or she will help you determine which type of braces in Peoria is right for you.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Many factors affect the cost of treatment. First, be sure to contact your insurance provider to see whether it provides coverage for braces. With insurance coverage, your out-of-pocket costs may be reduced. Second, the severity of your orthodontic issues may also affect the total cost. Lastly, ask about our convenient payment plans. These financing options consolidate the cost of braces into simple monthly payments.

How Long Will the Procedure Take?

Receiving braces usually takes approximately one to two hours. Most people experience soreness after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Expect to experience moderate mouth soreness for about a week. You may need to avoid particular foods to avoid discomfort, such as citrus fruits. If the pain is severe or you have questions about the braces procedure, contact our office.

Using a Retainer

After treatment, your braces dentist may require you to use a retainer. These are custom-made devices that help preserve your results. They are usually made of clear plastic or wires, and worn overnight. Many people must wear a retainer for several years after treatment. When you visit our office for your final appointment, your dentist will discuss your retainer options.

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