How Do I Know If I’m Ready For Orthodontic Treatment?

September 07, 2015

Millions of Americans from children to adults are finding the beautiful smile they have always wanted through the use of orthodontic treatment. So how about you? Are you ready for orthodontic treatment?

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Am I Ready For Braces?

Your first visit:

At Cronauer and Angelakis, your first visit is always free. During this time we will take x-rays and photographs of your teeth and determine the severity of your malocclusion and explain the different choices available to treat it. We will also explain your insurance benefits and introduce you to our in-house financing options.


A perfect model:

To further refine your treatment plan, we will create a plaster model of your teeth. This helps us to see any issues with your jaw alignment that we need to compensate for when choosing your braces.


Tooth extraction:

For some patients, it may be necessary to extract teeth if your jawline is too crowded. This is more common in adolescents than adult patients.


Time for braces:

Once we have performed the above, it’s time to get your braces. Your total treatment time varies based on how much correction is necessary and which appliance we use. On average, you can expect to be in treatment for two years unless you choose accelerated braces.


A straight smile doesn’t just look better, it’s healthier too because you are able to properly clean between the teeth and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

If you are ready for orthodontic treatment we are ready to talk to you! Schedule your complimentary consultation and either of our convenient South Coast locations to start working on your new, beautiful smile today.

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