3 Facts About Braces

Braces are the traditional and most well known form of modern orthodontics. However, there are many things you may not know about braces. The team at Petrous Orthodontics wants to brush you up on a few cool braces facts:

1. There is no age limit for dental braces

When most people think of orthodontic braces, they think of teenagers. But an increasing amount of adults near Sterling Heights are getting braces, too. As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, Dr. Petrous and Dr. Marx say you could benefit from getting your teeth straightened.

Adults get braces for many reasons. It could be that they have never had braces before, and wish to realign and straighten their smile. Or, it could be that they had braces as a child, but failed to wear a retainer and their teeth have shifted. Whatever the reason, the team at Petrous Orthodontics will work with our adult patients to create a customized braces treatment plan.

2. Your “bite” is as important as the straightness and aesthetics of your teeth

Many people think that braces only make teeth straight. In fact, they accomplish a lot more than that. Dr. Petrous and Dr. Marx will evaluate a lot of things when you go in for your consultation near Sterling Heights. Are your teeth straight? Do they meet properly? Does your tongue stick out of your front teeth? Do you have a lot of crowding or large gaps? Are your teeth and gums healthy?

One of the most important things that Dr. Petrous and Dr. Marx evaluate is your “bite.” This is the way that your top and bottom teeth meet when you open and close your mouth. Petrous Orthodontics is just as concerned with how your mouth functions as it is with making your teeth look great. After all, what good are straight teeth if you can’t chew or speak properly? Orthodontic braces are the best way to correct any bite or other functional problems, and Petrous Orthodontics will work with you to ensure that your mouth comes out better than ever.

3. Cost and treatment times vary

Many people tend to think that braces are a long process that can take years. In reality however, that depends on each individual case. While the average treatment is two years (24 months), the staff at Petrous Orthodontics will evaluate each individual and create a treatment plan that is specific to the complexity of the work required. That way, you spend just the right amount of time in treatment.

Everyone knows braces can be costly. However, what you maybe did not know is that braces don’t have to be out of your reach just because of their cost, and economic worries are no reason to avoid or delay treatment. Petrous Orthodontics accepts many different insurances. If braces are not covered by your insurance, Petrous Orthodontics will work with you and put together a payment plan that you are comfortable with. Contact our Madison Heights office to learn more about available payment options.

Petrous Orthodontics near Sterling Heights is always here to help you with your braces. If you have any concerns or questions, contact our office at 248-588-2020.