An orthodontist explains orthodontic treatment
Many people are surprised to learn that close to 40% of dentists performing orthodontic treatment aren’t accredited by the American Association of Orthodontists. Orthodontic treatment can have a profound effect on your dental health, appearance and self-esteem, so it’s worth your while to find a reputable and experienced orthodontist that can meet your needs and give you the treatment you deserve.
There are many different reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment. If you have an overbite or underbite, there are gaps between your teeth or you have noticed movement in your teeth over the past few years, then it’s in your best interest to consult an orthodontist. While most people think of traditional metal brackets and wires when they hear the term “braces”, many will be happy to learn that there are so many new orthodontic options available. Everything from clear braces to Invisalign treatment can give you the desired results.
When you book an initial consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. George, he will assess your dental history, current situation and your desired outcomes. Our orthodontic practice has invested in the latest software, tools and technology, so you may even see real life examples.
One of the common questions that orthodontists like Dr. George get asked is how long the treatment will take. The length of your orthodontic treatment will depend on many things, including your age, genetics, individual situation and the treatment plan that you choose to follow. Most orthodontic treatment will last between 12 months and 2 and a half years.
Another frequently asked question is the issue of cost. Dr. George’s practice offers affordable payment plans and also accepts most dental/orthodontic insurance plans. For more information about orthodontic braces and treatment in Colorado Springs, contact us today.