What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry focusing on the irregularities of the teeth and jaw. Dentists who specialize in orthodontics require extra training beyond the standard dentistry training.
How Do I Know I Need Orthodontics?
If you have an underbite or overbite, you may require orthodontics. If food often gets stuck between your teeth, this can cause plaque to develop which may treatment lead to bigger problems since crowded teeth can be difficult to clean. If your child has speech problems, it may be due to the inability to properly produce certain sounds due to malformation of the teeth. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, it may be time to visit with an orthodontist.
What Are The Types of Orthodontics Available?
There are many more choices available now for correcting and aligning teeth. Metal braces are much smaller and less noticeable. Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces but they are even less noticeable since their color blends in better with teeth. Lingual braces are one step above ceramic braces in terms of low visibility as they go on the back of the teeth. Invisalign is removable plastic aligners which must be replaced every two weeks but they are practically invisible. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gonzalez to discuss which option is the best for you.
Can I Afford to Pay for Orthodontics?
Depending on your budget, orthodontics can cost a lot of money. However, there are some ways to make orthodontics more affordable for your budget. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gonzalez to see if she has a payment plan and check if your HSA or health insurance will cover at least a portion of the cost. You can also call your state’s dental associations, they may have programs for low-income families to qualify for free or low-cost orthodontic work.
Where Can I Find Quality Orthodontists?
If you’re looking for the best orthodontic care in Hialeah or Pembroke Pines, FL, look no further than Dental American Group. Dr. Lilian Gonzalez is a dentist who offers the most modern and up to date treatment available in orthodontic care. Dr. Gonzalez and her team of highly trained associates are here to help you recover your smile today.