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Are Traditional Braces Cheaper Than Invisalign? 

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When thinking of braces for yourself or your child, the cost is certainly one of the main considerations. The actual cost varies with some factors like the length of the treatment and the orthodontic problems that must be corrected. Different systems can also affect the cost. Here’s some information that would probably help you decide between traditional braces, which are cheaper, or with Invisalign.

Comparing Braces and Invisalign

Traditional braces are made from ceramic or metal brackets that are connected by wires. They remain in place throughout the treatment. “Real” braces require careful attention to oral hygiene. Some foods are also off limit as it could break a wire or bracket. The Invisalign system, on the other hand, is consists of a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. The aligners are removable for oral hygiene, meals, and special occasions like the senior prom or wedding. Standard metal braces are advantageous when used to correct pretty much any orthodontic problem, while Invisalign won’t be effective severe malocclusion or if your teeth are shorter than the average.

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5 [Signs] that a Child, Teen, or Adult Needs Braces


Five Signs that a Child, Teen, or Adult Needs Braces

Although these fall in no particular order of importance, I’ll highlight five signs you may need braces, regardless of your age.

You may need braces if…

1.) You have an uncomfortable bite.Does your bite feel funny? Do you bite down and your teeth don’t fit together? Do you bite down and have a big space between your upper and lower teeth (an overbite)? Can you put your tongue between your upper and lower teeth? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, you may need braces. You may also feel comfortable eating and chewing, bit that large space between your upper and lower teeth puts the teeth in a position where they can’t protect themselves that well (in addition to being unaesthetic).

When the teeth fit together nicely, they protect themselves as you move your jaw forwards or backwards. When you have a large overbite, the teeth aren’t protected. Another bite issue is an underbite. Your lower teeth stick out further than your top ones. With an underbite, it’s hard to chew, and your teeth are susceptible to trauma and damage.

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What Can I Do About My Slanted Teeth?

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One of the first things a person will notice about you is your smile. A beautiful smile can give an individual a confidence boost, or a slanted smile can give an individual a feeling of self consciousness. If you are suffering from a slanted smile, there are many different types of braces available to help you fix it.

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The Mystery of the Wisdom Tooth

Do All Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

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When it comes to teeth, everyone wants to have the brightest, the whitest, and the straightest teeth. Over time, people have developed all sorts of different ways to achieve these goals. White strips are common, braces have become invisible, and stain removal has practically illuminated the teeth to lamp standards. However, through all of this, one thing has remained relatively unchanged – the removal of the wisdom teeth.

The removal of wisdom tooth has always been considered by many as a rite of passage in the patient’s dental timeline. The belief being that should the wisdom teeth be left in, they will create chaos in the mouth of the patient, ranging from tooth decay to crooked smiles. While the basis for these beliefs are sound, they are not always 100% accurate – so when do wisdom teeth need to come out?

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Where to get Invisalign from?

Does It Really Matter Where I Get My Invisalign?

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Invisalign is one of the most important advances to be made in the field of orthodontics in the past two decades. Thanks to Invisalign, there is no longer any need to wear those horrible, uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces that people have dreaded for many years. The patient simply wears a series of clear aligners that are custom made. They are designed to provide the correct amount of pressure to the teeth so that they will gradually force them to shift positions into alignment. Every two or three weeks, a new Invisalign tray is used to continue the progression until the alignment is complete. There is no need to make regular appointments to have your braces tightened. These tightening sessions are usually painful for the patient, making the process especially difficult for young people. Invisalign causes no pain at all.

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Connection of Science and Love

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Smile Quote No. 38:“Science teaches to think but love teaches to smile.”– Santosh Kalwar

When children won’t smile or laugh because someone will make fun of their teeth, it breaks parents’ hearts. Science exists to make life better and healthier. Unqualified love brought science into existence to begin with. Orthodontists are schooled in how the placement of the jaw and teeth affect the face and head. Orthodontists know science, but they know about love, too. They want the chance to exercise both for the benefit of the child who wants to smile.

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A Stitch in Time…

Limitations of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic evaluation is the foundation to a lifetime of oral health. Pediatric patients seeking orthodontic treatment in have access to wide range of diagnostic practitioner services.

Why Early Orthodontic Intervention

Most orthodontic specialists acknowledge that patients who receive early orthodontic examination, are less likely to sustain oral health issues later. The aesthetic benefits of early orthodontic treatment are undeniable. Interceptive treatments are is one of the best ways of ensuring that a child’s mouth and dental structure conform to corrective intervention.

For uninterrupted adult tooth growth, early orthodontic treatment is an exceptional measure. Normally performed in a two-step process, teeth straightening is a preventive method of mitigating dental problems such as impacted teeth, and arbitrary growth. While orthodontists have no control over a patients DNA and genetic structure. Limitations in teeth placement and imperfections can be corrected with early preventive intervention.

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Children’s Smiles have a Whole World Inside Them

Beecroft Orthodontics Smile Quote No. 35:“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.” – Michael Jackson

When you see your children smile, you’re reminded that you want them to experience every happiness in the world. However, when they are suffering from problems with their teeth, finding a solution first is necessary. Making an appointment with an orthodontist specialist is the right move because these dentists have an expertise in braces.

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Stay Cool this Summer…

Tips to Help You Beat the Heat This Summer

In addition to taking care of your oral health, it is also important to take certain precautions when the temperature rises. Dehydration, heat stroke and other serious health problems can be avoided if you are mindful of the ways to protect yourself from the heat. Here are a few effective ways you can beat the heat this summer:

Drink the Right Fluids

It is important to drink the right types of beverages in order to combat your loss of bodily fluids from sweating. Water, fruit juices and sports drinks containing electrolytes are ideal to consume and can quickly replenish fluid levels in your body. Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages should be avoided due to their diuretic properties.

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Did you Know: Colors can Depict Personality Traits

What Your Rubber Band Color Says About You

Wearing braces doesn’t mean your mouth has to be boring. With colored braces by Beecroft Orthodontics in King George, VA your rubber band color can say a lot about your personality. When your orthodontist specialist places the elastic bands firmly over the brackets during your appointment, you can make your mouth look less drab by selecting a different color every time you come in to change your bands.

Whether you want to match your braces with a special outfit, go with a particular holiday theme, support your favorite sports team or express your creativity by choosing your school colors, you can take your new mouth-wear to a whole new level with Braces Colors. Adults can even get in on the color bandwagon. You’ll find many of today’s more mature brace wearers going for a subtle approach of colored bands by opting to select clear, gray or silver.

Because the brackets have individual ligatures, your band placement can take on many forms. This allows you to make a bold statement by placing an entire rainbow of colors over your teeth. The bright colors can also make your teeth appear vibrantly white, while pale shades such as white and yellow can cause them to look less brilliant.

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