Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics is not only known for making dental care comfortable but also for helping patients of all ages enjoy better oral health and beautiful smiles. With locations in Crestview, Pensacola, Mary Esther and Santa Rosa Beach, Comfort Dental Care & Orthodontics performs orthodontic treatments and procedures to local residents.
What is Orthodontics?
When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, or you need to correct your bite, your dentist will direct you towards a special division of dentistry called “orthodontics.” Orthodontists work with you to keep your teeth and mouth in good physical shape and alignment.
This can include, but is not limited to, addressing issues such as:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Excessive tooth decay and wear
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Difficulties eating or speaking normally, due to poor jaw or facial structure
Having a beautiful smile is not the only benefit of orthodontics. In fact, while that’s a definite result, the ultimate goal of going to the orthodontist is to maintain your teeth and gum health. When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, spaces form; food, other particles, and bacteria can sneak in and cause decay. By having gaps in between your teeth, your mouth is actually more susceptible to plaque and harmful bacteria. Going to an orthodontist and having work done will straighten your teeth, repair any gaps, and help improve problems with speech or chewing.
At Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics, we offer the following services:
Preparing for Orthodontics
If you look in the mirror and notice gaps between your teeth or teeth in need of straightening, you are probably a perfect candidate for orthodontics. Before you go to your initial consultation, be sure to research the different types of braces available to you so that you can discuss them with your orthodontist.
While at first braces may seem strange, with time and practice, they will feel completely normal. After getting conventional braces, you need to be careful eating and drinking, as wires will likely irritate your tongue and cheeks. During the first few days, you might also find that you experience some mild aching or discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medications, such as Advil or Tylenol, will help most issues. You can always call our office if a wire or band is causing any pain.
How Much Do Orthodontic Treatments Cost?
There is no denying that orthodontic treatments are a good investment in your oral health – but they’re still an investment. Despite wanting a healthy and beautiful smile, cost can be a concern, which is why we work with a variety of dental insurance and financing companies to ensure that you receive the treatment you deserve. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have to cover a portion of your services. We accept cash, checks, and all credit cards, and have outside financing available through CareCredit® and OrthoBanc®for those who need to make payments over a longer period of time.
Who Stands to Benefit from Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatments, such as getting braces, are very common; many patients are good candidates. Some of the reasons you might visit an orthodontist include, but are not limited to:
- If you want to improve your oral hygiene and fight tooth decay
- If you have crooked or misaligned teeth that contribute to problems with eating or chewing
- If you want braces to straighten your teeth and create a more beautiful smile
What to Expect During Your Consultation?
During your initial consultation, you will likely have X-rays and an overall oral examination to get a closer look at the structure of the bones under your teeth as well as diagnose any problems. By examining your X-rays, your orthodontist will be able to recommend the appropriate treatment plan.
If you are interested in receiving orthodontic care to improve your overall oral health, contact Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics today to schedule a complimentary consultation.