Looking for braces in the Waxhaw, NC area? Braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment used today. They are highly effective at correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues. Traditional braces involve the use of metal or tooth colored, ceramic brackets that are placed on your teeth with adhesive and connected by wire. With modern advancements, braces are less invasive, more comfortable, and frequently require fewer visits than in the past.
During treatment, you will have ‘adjustment’ visits with us in our Waxhaw, NC office so we can evaluate your progress, make changes as needed, ensure oral and dental health are being maintained, and provide help with home care.
What are some common problems that signal the need for braces?
The Process of Getting Braces in Waxhaw
The first step in you or your child’s journey to straight teeth begins with a complimentary exam. We will take some photographs of the mouth, and also xrays using our ultra low-dose output and state-of-the-art machine. These images will be stitched together to present a full picture of the teeth, mouth, and facial bone structure. Dr. Markey will then take a look inside the mouth in a non-invasive exam. It’s at this time during your initial orthodontic consultation that we will recommend the best options and answer any questions you may have. He will also provide an estimate for the duration of your braces treatment plan.
In most cases, braces are worn for 1-2 years, followed by a retainer to ensure that your teeth do not shift away from their proper placement after treatment. However, our commitment is to always recommend what is best for the patient. There are plenty of cases where we inform you that braces are not necessary, and in some cases, we advise waiting and simply keeping an eye on the movement of the teeth.
Who Do You Treat for Braces?
It’s very common to treat children for braces, and the AAO recommended starting age for evaluation is 7 years old. We would love to see your child if you suspect a need for teeth straightening, overcrowding issues, or any other cause for concern that may require orthodontics. With this said, parents who have a concern prior to this age can also give us a call. We may advise a visit so that we can get ahead of any potential problems, at least in terms of observation.
Do You ONLY Treat Children? What About Braces for Adults?
It’s becoming very common for us to provide braces treatments for adults, and college age young adults as well. As an adult patient, we’ll provide a variety of treatment options that fit with your professional (and personal) preferences. These include ceramic and more discreet options, alongside the traditional braces you’ll commonly see worn around Waxhaw.
What is the Cost of Braces in Waxhaw NC?
Surprisingly, you can find significant price differences when evaluating different orthodontists in Waxhaw. Our treatment plans and pricing are calculated on a case-by-case basis and tailored to your needs. In addition, we understand the financial challenge of having multiple braces patients in the household, and offer discounts accordingly. Our patients love the fact that we offer flexible and very affordable monthly payment plans for both braces and Invisalign treatments. These include low-down payments, and monthly payments that work for every budget. We are very excited to make the cost of braces affordable for as many Waxhaw families as possible. And for those seeking a discount for paying in full at the time of braces treatment, we can accommodate you, too.
Ready to See if Braces are Right for You or Your Child?
Our entire Waxhaw staff would love to meet you! Please give us a call to find a convenient time on our schedule. Located at New Town / Providence Rd., you’ll only need around 45 minutes for your initial evaluation. Give us a call today: 704-727-6868
Care for Braces
When wearing braces, you will need to take additional care to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Food can become stuck on braces and wires, causing staining or damage to your teeth and gums.
Brush your teeth 4-5 times each day while you have braces, and carefully clean around brackets and wires. Avoid hard, sticky, and sugary foods that can damage your teeth and braces.
During your orthodontic treatment it is essential that you continue to visit your general dentist for routine check-ups and cleanings.