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Braces and Orthodontics at Monarch Dental

A properly aligned smile is not only a confidence booster, but leads to better overall oral health. Thanks to the benefits of braces, you can enjoy straight teeth as well as a lower risk of tooth wear, potentially causing TMJ disorder, and gum disease.
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How Do Braces Work?

Braces use consistent pressure to gently move teeth into a prescribed position. Most orthodontic systems feature a series of brackets and wires, while other systems utilize removable clear aligners. As teeth shift, the surrounding bone structure remodels itself around the roots, allowing teeth to safely drift into their new space.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Braces?

In most cases, we recommend beginning orthodontic treatment at a young age while your mouth is still forming and developing. Unfortunately, not everyone may have had access to an orthodontist during childhood, which is why we also offer braces for adults. If you have tooth misalignment issues—known as malocclusion—we can use braces to straighten your teeth for optimal biting and chewing.

Braces for Children and Teens

Crowded teeth or narrow jaws can increase a child’s risk of airway and breathing concerns, impacted teeth, tooth decay, and speech discrepancies. It can also lead to worn teeth or TMJ issues as they grow up. By adjusting their bite alignment, we can help your child enjoy improved self-confidence and lower their chances of requiring future dental treatments.

Braces for Adults

It’s never too late to enjoy the health and cosmetic benefits of braces. At Monarch Dental, we treat orthodontic patients of all ages, including adults in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Between our traditional and clear braces options, we truly have something for everyone.

What are the Types of Braces Available?

Since Monarch Dental offers several types of braces, it’s easier than ever for you to choose one that fits your specific bite needs and personal preferences. We value patient comfort and will create a care plan that helps you achieve straight teeth in the most efficient manner possible. Here are the different types of braces:

Metal Braces

Traditional braces are used for most of our orthodontic cases. Because they are useful for treating a wide range of malocclusions, including crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites, metal braces are a common choice. They feature a series of brackets and archwires to move your teeth.

Ceramic Braces

A popular type of cosmetic braces, ceramic braces are made from tooth-colored materials. This characteristic allows orthodontic appliances to blend in with the natural color of your smile, making them less noticeable during everyday conversations.

Lingual Braces

These “invisible braces” are actually hidden behind your teeth. Instead of placing brackets and archwires on the side of your teeth that’s closest to your lips and cheeks, we bond them to the lingual surface (next to your tongue.) This prevents them from being visible when you talk or smile around others.

Clear Aligners

Removable clear aligners, such as Reveal, are a great solution for our adult and teen patients who prefer a discreet alternative to conventional braces. These 3D-mapped treatments feature a series of transparent trays that move your teeth without brackets and wires.

Why Choose Monarch Dental for Braces?

Monarch Dental’s team of experienced dentists and orthodontists makes it easy to receive braces for children and adults under one roof. Whether you choose traditional or invisible braces, our affordable payment options and comfortable patient experience are easily accessible for the entire family. Plus, OneSmile Dental Plan1 members receive discounts on most services, including orthodontic services, to make it easier than ever to achieve better oral health and improved confidence.

What is the Process of Getting Braces at Monarch Dental?

Your patient experience begins with a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontic providers. During this appointment, we will assess your bite and gather relevant information, such as scans and images of your smile. Our orthodontists then create a personalized treatment plan that includes the most suitable braces for you, an estimate of the treatment duration, and applicable fees (including insurance coverage estimates).

During your first day of treatment, we will place brackets on your teeth. Each bracket is meticulously bonded to a specific tooth, holding an archwire in place. Small elastic bands called “O-rings” are placed over each bracket to secure the archwire. O-rings come in many colors, making it fun for our younger patients to choose their favorite.

After your braces are attached, we schedule follow-up visits approximately every 4-6 weeks to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your appliances. Typically, we change out the archwire and O-rings during these visits to continue progressing your tooth movement.

How Do I Care For My Teeth With Braces?

To maintain healthy teeth and gums during your orthodontic treatment, it’s important to brush and floss properly each day. Investing in an electric toothbrush can be extremely beneficial. When flossing, be sure to use a floss threader to weave the floss under the archwire and around each tooth. Water flossing is another alternative to consider if using traditional floss is too difficult. You will also need to avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky textures while eating, as they may damage your orthodontic appliances.

H2. How Much Do Braces Cost?
The two main factors influencing the cost of braces are the type of braces you choose and the length of your treatment. For instance, traditional types of braces that use brackets and archwires are typically more inexpensive than invisible braces. Similarly, if you have complex treatment needs, a longer treatment duration will cost more.

The best way to find affordable braces is to visit the experienced orthodontists at Monarch Dental for a no-obligation consultation. We will evaluate your occlusion (teeth alignment) and determine the best plan of care, then curate a detailed treatment plan outlining the costs involved.

Insurances Accepted

Monarch Dental accepts most PPO and HMO dental insurance plans. As part of our orthodontic consultations, our treatment coordinators will also connect with your insurance carrier to determine the coverage on braces. Each customized treatment plan will include your estimated benefits and how much it reduces the cost of braces in your situation. Use our zip code locator tool to find an affordable orthodontist near you who accepts your insurance.

Monarch Dental Flexible Payment Plans

Affording braces has never been easier, thanks to our monthly payment options and OneSmile Dental Plan1. Save up to 20-40% on your family’s dental care needs, including orthodontics. By investing in your smile and correcting issues like a misaligned bite, you can also boost your oral health by lowering your risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

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At Monarch Dental, we make it easier than ever to enjoy affordable, family-focused dentistry under one roof. Thanks to our team of orthodontic providers and specialists, you can enjoy budget-friendly care close to home. With options like traditional braces and clear aligners, we have something for everyone. Contact a Monarch Dental near you to reserve a no-obligation orthodontic consultation today.
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