How much should I have to pay for braces for an adult treatment lasting 12 months?
The cost of braces varies broadly. You can expect to pay around $ 1,750 on average for a small limited treatment of 12 months. Orthodontic treatment with a full set of braces usually usually lasts for approximately 2 years, so most people are not candidates for a limited treatment.
Limited treatment is intended to address a problem involving only one or a few teeth, or to minimize a developing problem. The treatment indicated at the time of the screening is of a limited nature and is not intended to address all problems that exist, or that may later develop.
Limited orthodontic treatment with a partial set of braces or a removable appliance is an alternative to a full set of braces and usually requires less treatment time. Partial braces are used to correct isolated problems, such as tooth crowding (crooked teeth) or spacing (gaps), in one area of the mouth. Removable appliances can be used to make minor tooth corrections. Limited orthodontic treatment is very popular among adults who want to improve their smile without the time and financial commitment that is involved with full braces.
Will Treatment take longer because I am an Adult?
In general, treatment time is dependent on the severity of the problem, patient cooperation, and jaw growth. Adult treatment may take slightly longer since since adults have no jaw growth left to aid in bite correction. However, most adults are very cooperative in not breaking their appliances, maintaining good oral hygiene, and wearing auxiliaries (eg rubber bands) as prescribed. This compliance can negate most of the increased treatment time.
Do Braces Require Special Care?
1. Do not eat hard, crusty, tough and sticky food.
2. Certain food items may have to be specially prepared to be eat while wearing braces.
3. Try to avoid eating too many sweets.
4. Avoid having aerated rinks like coke and pepsi
5. Brush your teeth several times a day preferably after every small or large meal.