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Maple Shade Dental of Peoria
11825 N. Knoxville Ave., Dunlap, IL 61525

Braces in Peoria, IL

If you’re unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, you may be wondering if braces are right for you. Made from a variety of materials, these devices work to straighten teeth, create facial balance, and make chewing easier. At our office, we provide affordable braces in Peoria to patients of all ages. Read on to learn about the treatment process and decide whether braces are right for you.

How Can I Receive Braces?

Visiting an experienced braces dentist is key when it comes to receiving treatment. These professionals are licensed and trained to fit and monitor braces of all types. When you visit our office, one of our experienced dentists will assess your mouth and determine the course of treatment that suits your needs. If you’re ready to achieve a straight and healthy smile, contact our office to book your appointment.

Getting Braces Put On

The procedure for putting on braces typically is very straightforward. First, your dentist or orthodontist will thoroughly clean and dry your teeth. Then, bonding glue is applied to the teeth, which helps hold the brackets in place. The glue may taste unpleasant, but it’s completely harmless. Lastly, the dentist attaches the archwires to the brackets, securing them with flexible elastic bands.

What Types of Braces are Available?

Our dental practice provides several options to meet your needs. Traditional metal braces are the most common type; with their brackets and wires, they’re often what you picture when you think of braces. Ceramic braces are shaped similarly to metal braces, but they’re typically clear or white so they blend into your teeth. Invisible braces consist of flexible aligner trays. These are virtually transparent and worn over your teeth. Contact one of our dentists to learn which type is right for you.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Many factors come into play when determining the cost of braces in Peoria. These include your insurance coverage and the complexity of your case. Numerous dental insurance plans provide coverage for treatment, so be sure to check with your provider before receiving braces. We also provide flexible financing plans, which divide the cost of treatment among easy monthly payments.

How Long Does Getting Braces Take?

The procedure typically takes about one to two hours. Many patients experience soreness afterwards, which usually subsides within a week. Pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. If you have any questions about the procedure, call our office to speak with one of our staff members.

Will I Need a Retainer?

After your successful treatment, your dentist may decide that you need a retainer. Many people require retainers after braces to help preserve their results. When worn regularly, these devices hold your teeth into the proper position. You may require a retainer for several years after treatment. Only your braces dentist can determine whether a retainer is right for you.

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