3 Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist

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If you are an adult seeking out orthodontics, you are are not alone. Whether you want to finally take the steps needed to correct orthodontic issues or want to fix problems that have reoccurred after previous treatment, there are plenty of orthodontists who offer their services to adult patients. If you are planning on orthodontic treatment as an adult, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Here are three questions you should ask your orthodontist.

What Treatment Will Work Best?

The first thing that you and your orthodontist need to discuss is what treatment, or treatments, will work best for your needs and your lifestyle. Busy schedules and other adult responsibilities can frequently be at odds with your treatment. First of all, you want to make sure that you will be able to keep up with the treatment plan that your orthodontist believes will work best for your needs. If you want less noticeable treatment, clear plastic aligners or lingual braces may be right for you. Ceramic braces and traditional metal braces are also popular options for many adults.

How Much Will This Cost?

Another question that you will need to ask your orthodontist is how much will treatment cost? This will depend on the orthodontic treatment plan you choose and also the scope, complexity, and length of your treatment. Metal braces range in price between $3,000 and $7,000, while ceramic braces are slightly pricier, costing $4,000 to $8,000. Clear plastic aligners are a popular option for adults and average between $4,000 and $7,400. Lingual braces, which are difficult to install, are the most expensive option and, on average, range between $8,000 and $10,000.

How Long Will Treatment Last?

Orthodontic treatment requires a significant amount of commitment. It will take time for your treatment to work, and you will need to visit your orthodontist for adjustments periodically. Before treatment begins, make sure that you discuss the treatment timeline with your orthodontist. The length of time your treatment takes will depend on how well you follow your orthodontist's instructions, as well as your treatment plan. For some, treatment may only last for a few months; for others, it can take a couple of years. 

If you are an adult who is considering orthodontics, there are a few things that you need to discuss with your orthodontist. First, you will want to discuss which treatment will work best for your needs. Next, your budget is something to keep in mind. Make sure that you talk about the cost of your treatment with your orthodontist. Finally, treatment is a commitment, so make your ask how long your treatment will likely take. 

To learn more, contact an orthodontist.


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