If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you might have many questions about how it will work, what it will cost, and what to expect. The staff at DPD Smiles can help you answer some of these questions and point you in the right direction if your question hasn’t been answered yet. Here are some of the most common questions that our Wheaton orthodontist hears from adults regarding orthodontic therapy.
Am I Too Old for Adult Orthodontics?
Contrary to popular belief, there is no age limit on orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re 18 or 80, you can still benefit from a straighter, healthier smile. In fact, more and more adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment each year. Our Wheaton orthodontist sees adults of all ages (yes, even retirees!)
How Do I Choose an Wheaton Orthodontist?
Choosing an orthodontist is a big decision. You want to make sure you find someone who is qualified, experienced, and who you feel comfortable with. Here are a few tips on how to choose an orthodontist:
- Check qualifications and experience. Make sure the orthodontist you’re considering is qualified and has experience treating patients like you.
- Read reviews. See what other patients have said about their experience with their orthodontist.
- Find out which treatments they offer. Do you want a specific type of braces or aligners?
What Should I Expect From My First Orthodontic Visit?
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment as an adult, the first step is to see our orthodontist for a consultation. At this visit we’ll assess your teeth, how they bite together, and discuss options for alignment correction (including financing for each.) We’ll also take a series of photos and/or scans of your mouth to help with the planning process.
How Long Will My Treatment Take?
How long will your orthodontic treatment take? The short answer is that it depends. Treatment time can vary depending on the severity of your case and which type of adult braces you choose. The good news is that adults make great candidates because of their commitment to treatment (so treatment typically runs on time.)
Can I Get Invisible or Clear Braces?
These days, more and more adults are opting for clear aligners over traditional braces. But both have their own advantages. If you want something removable and discreet, aligners are best. For more complex cases, traditional orthodontics may be more efficient.
What Does Insurance Cover?
While some people’s dental insurance includes coverage for braces, it’s case-by-case. So, it’s always best to check with your insurer before making any decisions. However, even if your insurance doesn’t cover braces, there are still options available to help make them more affordable.
Reserve Orthodontic Consultation
Reserve a consultation with our orthodontist today. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions about adult orthodontics and help you figure out the right treatment for you.
We accept most insurances