Get Ahead for the Summer

June 10, 2022

Straightened teeth not only allow for a fantastic looking smile, but they play an important role in overall healthier mouths. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean since there are fewer hiding places for food particles and bacteria. With school ending and summer vacation getting underway, now is the perfect time to start orthodontic braces treatment for your child to help them achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile.

Types of Braces

These days, there are several types of braces on the market so it’s a good idea for you and your child to speak with your affordable orthodontics provider about available options. Metal braces are still the most common choice among children and teens and offer a cheap orthodontics option compared to other types of braces. Clear braces and Invisalign clear aligners are two additional options that continue to grow in popularity.

How Long Does Treatment Last?

The total length of time braces must be worn to complete treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the level of treatment required, but in most cases it takes around 24 months.

Oral Hygiene and Braces

During braces treatment, it becomes even more important to pay close attention to oral hygiene. Braces create hard to reach crevices that can harbor food particles and bacteria which may lead to cavities if not addressed in a timely manner. Luckily, Utah Orthodontic Care can provide detailed tips and tricks for caring for teeth during braces treatment.

What to Expect at the First Visit

At Utah Orthodontic Care, we strive to provide a calm, comforting environment for all our patients. Part of this is helping you and your child understand what to expect during visits. During your child’s first visit with us, we will perform a diagnostic exam in order to determine what treatment is needed. This includes oral exams and sometimes the use of advanced technology like 3D X-ray imaging, which allows our orthodontists to see a digital image of your child’s tooth positioning. With this technology, our team can diagnose orthodontic issues earlier by creating a better, more efficient treatment plan. Once we have identified any issues, we will determine suitable treatment and work to answer any questions you and your child have before scheduling the next appointment.

Affordable Orthodontics with Utah Orthodontic Care

Cheap orthodontics does not have to mean poor quality! At Utah Orthodontic Care, we pride ourselves on providing affordable, high quality orthodontic treatment for all. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. If you’re ready to schedule a visit with us, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation to get started. We look forward to meeting you!