About Orthodontic Braces
Traditional orthodontic braces are one of the best methods to align teeth and prevent oral health concerns that can be created by nonaligned teeth. Orthodontics can help patients of all ages get their teeth, lips, and jaw in correct alignment to prevent tooth decay, prolonged pain, periodontal disease, trouble chewing, speech difficulties, and more. Orthodontic treatment can also modify teeth that are overcrowded, sticking out, or improperly spaced, plus cross bites, underbites, overbites, and jaw problems. Although traditional orthodontics are usually linked to teens and children, traditional orthodontics by our dentists at Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX can help all patients get a healthier, more beautiful smile.
"I called Meadows Dental Care due to a broken tooth. They were able to see me the next day and provided me with a treatment plan that day. The staff was very friendly and professional. They made me feel at ease from the first step into the office to my exiting the office. I highly recommend Meadows Dental Care."- L.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Dr. Badea and the entire staff is awesome!! When I first came in over a year ago, my teeth cleaning habits were hurting my teeth. The dentist and hygienists fixed the bleeding and other issues, and helped me start using an electric toothbrush. Each time I come in, my habits have improved slightly; Dr. Badea is very knowledgeable, but even way more important she is encouraging of my efforts to improve my habits, and is an advocate for my health. She is patient with questions and great at what she does. Karen is awesome as well ! Anytime I call about random issues, she is always there ready to help and answer questions.The hygienist is fantastic as well, and I would've named her already except I don't want to mess up the spelling! She is also very patient and helpful with questions, and is also very good at what she does. We have common interests and each time I go it's always a fun chat. Thank you so much to everyone & I highly recommend this office!!"- K.D. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Jiye and Dr. Badea are great at their job. They are patient and explain everything thoroughly."- A.M. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Other than wait time at front desk for new appointment, the dental care is excellent."- B.C. / Google / Aug 24, 2019
"Dr. Luana Badea and her entire staff make you feel like they really care about your comfort and dental health. it has been the best dental experience i have had. I highly recommend them to anyone who has been fearful of going to the dentist, as I was"- V.L. / Google / Aug 06, 2019
What to Expect
Traditional orthodontics for patients are individualized based on the patient's concerns and needs. The duration of treatment will be based on the complexity of the case, but younger patients may take a shorter time and the patient will often prevent other dental concerns. The traditional braces are small brackets that are fastened to each tooth that are then connected with wires that lightly, but steadily move the teeth into their correct position. Patients should come back to Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX to have their traditional orthodontics and mouth checked once a month by our dentists at Meadows Dental Care until the braces are ready to be taken off. While wearing braces, the patient may find it harder to floss and brush their teeth, but it is crucial to follow a proper home care regimen and keep the teeth healthy and strong during the patient's orthodontic treatment.
Once the braces are taken off, the patient will usually be provided with a retainer to wear that will stop the teeth from moving back to their earlier position. A retainer can be secured to the backside of the teeth or created as a detachable mouth piece based on the patient's needs and lifestyle. Patients should start a good home dental care routine, including daily flossing and brushing, and visiting our dentists at Meadows Dental Care for dental cleanings and dental examinations.
Insurance generally pays for a part of the expenses of traditional braces, but this is based on the manner of treatment and the patient's insurance coverage. Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX will talk with each patient's insurance company to decide the benefits and personal expenses. Meadows Dental Care takes many methods of payment and offers financing choices for our patients to make traditional orthodontics reasonably priced.
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