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Braces FAQ

You can find frequently asked qustions here

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  • Why would I need braces?

    It is usually difficult for patient to determine if treatment is necessary because there are many problems that can occur even though the front teeth look straight. Asking a specialist orthodontist is the best possible thing you can do - our initial consultation is free of charge and we would be more than happy to see you or your child and make any necessary recommendations.

  • Why is straightening your teeth important?

    Orthodontic treatment can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, difficulty in speaking clearly, difficulty in chewing properly and also jaw problems. The most common situations where orthodontic treatment might be considered are: crowded, crooked or misplaced teeth, protruding teeth (overbites), underbites, deep bites, jaw and/or facial asymmetry, excessive spacing between the teeth, realignment of the teeth prior to the placement of veneers, crowns, implants or even dentures. Also, having straight teeth can give you extra confidence and a boost of self-esteem.

  • Am I too old for braces?

    It’s never too late for braces! Orthodontic treatment is an option for most adults with crooked teeth or uneven bites, just as it is for children and teenagers. Not only can braces align your bite and boost your confidence, straightening your teeth can greatly improve your oral health. Adults tend to be the best candidates for esthetic choices like ceramic braces and Invisalign so treatment can be discreet.

  • How much do braces cost?

    The price for braces treatment varies depending on the difficulty of your case, how long treatment lasts and the type of braces you choose. At your free consultation, we’ll go into detail concerning the cost and we’re always up front so you never have to worry about hidden fees.

  • Would I need a tooth extraction?

    Removing teeth is sometimes required to achieve the best orthodontic result. However, new technology has provided advanced orthodontic procedures and in most cases we treat our patients without need of a tooth extraction.

  • How long do I need to wear braces?

    The overall treatment time will depend on your specific orthodontic problem, how severe it is and which type of braces you opt for. In general, patients are in braces for 12 to 24 months.

  • Do I still need to visit my dentist while wearing braces?

    While your dentist and orthodontist both work with teeth, they focus on different things. Going to dentist and dental hygienist for your regular check-ups and cleanings will help you avoid tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. It’s actually more important than ever when you’re wearing braces.

  • What happens when I get my braces removed?

    We loosen and remove the brackets and wires from your teeth, then polish them so they’re smooth and ready to show off. After putting off your braces, it’s very important to wear your retainers regularly.

  • What happens if I don’t wear my retainer?

    Usually when your treatment ends, your teeth will have a natural tendency to move back to their original positions. Retainers are designed to keep your teeth in place, but if you go without them much longer than a few days, this can result in noticeably shifted teeth over time. We will inform you in detail about this issue at the end of the treatment.

Being able to show off your beautiful, straight smile makes a huge difference in your life and in how people interact with you.

Imagine how your life could be different if you had a smile you were proud to show off.

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I am very satisfied with final result, the treatment wasnt that long and every time I went there for a check up they were kind and professional.

Bruno R.

Perfection, that's the right word that describes Ortho Keep Smiling. You can look forward to the absolute comfort in the practice and the miracles that happen there. Professionals at Ortho Keep Smiling are fantastic, always well tuned and guaranteed to bring your smile to perfection. Thank you very much.

Natalia S.

Dr. Stecova Palovcikova is a caring professional. I have great confidence in her ability to care for my needs as she deems necessary.

Marion F.

Happy with treatment and with all services provided. Highly recommend! :)

Deny M.

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