Getting the Facts About Dental Braces

dca-blog_caring-for-braces-retainers

When your teeth are crooked or your bite is misaligned, braces may be the solution you need, whether you are 16 or 60. Orthodontists can provide patients with a wide array of treatment options including traditional braces that can have a smile looking its best in a surprisingly short period of time.

Dental braces are effective because they apply constant, slow pressure over time to the teeth, helping them move in the desired direction. Braces are comprised of brackets attached to the tooth front, spacers, arch wires, ties, tubes, tiny rubber bands, and sometimes springs. Among the types of dental braces available are new “mini-braces” that are good solutions for some patients, as well as a straightening method that employs removable retainers made of plastic. Your orthodontist will recommend the best solution for your specific situation.

How long braces will need to be worn depends greatly on how serious your crowding or bite problems are and the types of dental braces you have. Generally speaking, however, the average period of time is between one and three years. Once the braces have been removed, you will likely need to wear a retainer for a significant amount of time, primarily at night, to ensure that the newly straightened teeth settle properly into their permanent positions.

Monthly visits to the orthodontist for adjustments and general check-ups will be needed while you are wearing your braces. Patients who play sports can continue to do so without worry, as long as they wear an appropriate mouth guard to prevent damage to the braces.

While orthodontic treatments can be relatively expensive, with some braces costing between $1,800 and $5,500, there are insurance carriers that do provide partial coverage for these treatments, and it is wise to inquire with your provider to see if you may be eligible for assistance that can put affordable braces within your reach.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Maryland today at (855) 979-3336 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Maryland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Maryland.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The services are always stellar.
Kody T.
Dr. Dion and Dr. Wilson are always friendly and make me feel comfortable even though I hate the novacane injections. They are very honest with me about my dental health and offer me the best advice […]
Leekra J.
Always careful and thoughtful service.
Thomas C.
Nancy was very thorough and professional. She told me everything she was doing and things that I should try to improve
Douglas S.
The staff are so friendly, competent, and professional. The facility is clean and trustworthy.
Helen G.
It was the most thourough dental examination I have ever had. Everyone has a great bedside manner.
Michelle C.
Friendly, professional and expert staff make you feel welcome, comfortable and safe. That’s why I’ve been a very satisfied patient at Dental One for over 20 years.
Deborah M.
Denise was excellent, the ladies at the front desk are very polite and professional
Chandra W.
Everyone was friendly, dedicated and professional. Dr. K and Doris are the greatest.
James H.
The staff is competent, friendly, and efficient. Appointments start on time and the dental procedures are executed very well.
Timothy L.
Excellent customer service as staff remain very professional. My child has autism and he is very sensorry sensitive and can be combative. The staff did all they could to make him comfortable and […]
Dorien S.
The dentist Dt. Stewart was excellent and explained each procedure
Laverne G.
The staff rocks! You all are so nice and treat me with respect. You also take my insurance :)
Mary J.
Personal care, expert technical work, thorough explanation of plan and procedures, pleasant, courteous staff.
Elizabeth P.
A job well done.
Robert B.
I really liked my dentist. The service was fast and my dentist was the sweetest. I felt very comfortable and happy with the service.
Pamela K.
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
Jeffrey K.
Promptness of the appointment time. Personnel are very nice (from the receptionist on up to the dentist). Cleanliness is also very important.
Patricia T.
Everyone is very nice and polite. All smiling and seem very knowledgeable about their jobs
Katrina G.
My appointment began within 5 minutes of the scheduled time (virtually unheard of in the medical industry) and I was out of the office (after a cleaning and XRays in less than 45 minutes!)
David T.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3336