FAQ for Brace Treatment

FAQ braces

Do you need braces but haven’t decided on whether you should proceed with treatment? Getting an extensive and costly dental treatment can be one we question one too many times which is why we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help ease some of your worries or concerns.

What’s an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialized dentist who has received additional training and experience in orthodontics. They focus on conditions dealing with the mouth, jaw, teeth, and gums. Orthodontist diagnoses and treats overbites, misaligned teeth and jaws, and overcrowded mouth.   

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we have two specialized dentists whose area of expertise lie in orthodontists and oral surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about our providers, click here.  

How does orthodontic treatment help correct our bite?

Orthodontic treatment helps correct any bad bites. During treatment, your teeth undergo a constant, gentle pressure to move your teeth into a proper position.

Why is it important to correct our bite?

Although you may not see your bad bite as causing any problems, they can arise if left untreated. Depending on the condition of your teeth, you can experience some of the following complications:

  • Tooth decay
  • Plaque build-up
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Speech problems
  • Chewing problems
  • Jaw problems  
  • Even cleaning your teeth properly

It’s recommended you get treatment early to avoid any further complications.

What’s the best age to get brace treatment?

There is no set age to get brace treatment. Orthodontic treatment can begin at any age whether you’re an adolescent or adult. Orthodontists can examine your teeth as early as age 7 to identify if you have dental problems. For a child, it doesn’t mean treatment will begin as soon they’re diagnosed, on the contrary, it is dependent on the growth and on how quickly their adult teeth erupt. In most cases, if you take your child early, an orthodontist can start discussing the best treatment option.

Are there alternatives to traditional braces?

With new technology advances in the dental field, patients and dental clinics now offer more options to brace treatment than traditional braces. At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer 3 alternatives:

  • Damon System
  • Fastbraces
  • Invisalign

However, we still offer traditional braces, and we currently have a killer ONE LOW FEE offer offer you don’t want to miss. For $3999, you can get traditional bracketing system with a low monthly payment of $97.

How long do will I need braces for?

Depending on an individual’s case, treatment can vary based on the severity of the problem and what brace treatment you opt for. But on average, patients can have braces between 1 to 3 years.  

How much do braces cost?

Unfortunately, we can’t give you an exact number until you come in to have us examine your teeth. The price of brace treatment varies and depends on these three factors: severity of your case, the duration of treatment, and the type of braces you opt for. We recommend making a consultation appointment with one of our two offices in Salt Lake City to have your teeth examined and to discuss with our treatment and financial coordinator options for treatment, the cost details, and your financial options.  

Do braces hurt?

We understand the concern that can arise from the idea that braces hurt, however, they do not hurt often. If anything, you may experience discomfort as your mouth gets adjusted to your braces. If you experience soreness after a dental appointment, don’t worry it’s natural to feel it since tightening the wires on a bracketing system adds slight pressure to align your teeth.

How do I care for my teeth when I have braces?

Now that you have braces, you want to take extra care of your teeth. Here are some tips for caring for your teeth during treatment.

  • Brush your teeth gently after every meal.
  • Use an interdental brush to clean underneath and around your braces and wire.  
  • Floss your teeth especially in the areas your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Avoid sticky and chew foods as well as hard foods to avoid getting foods stuck in your braces.
  • Schedule your routine check-ups with your orthodontist to ensure your teeth remain healthy, and that treatment is going.  

Will getting braces interfere with my lifestyle?

The type of braces you choose will determine how much interference they will be in your lifestyle. For example, if you have one of the three bracketing systems expect to make a change in your lifestyle specifically in what you eat. If you are in a contact sport or activity, it is recommended wearing a mouthguard to prevent any injury to the mouth and teeth.

Invisalign is the only brace treatment which does not interfere with your lifestyle since they are removable aligners and can be taken out when eating or drinking.  

Are retainers necessary after treatment?

Yes! After you have finished orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear your retainers for a year. Retainers play a critical part of your orthodontic treatment since it’s what helps hold your teeth in their new position. It takes about a year or more for your teeth to stabilize after treatment which is why you need retainers. Depending on your case, your orthodontists will prescribe a retention plan that’s best suited for you.

 

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One Low Ortho Fee for Wisdom Teeth Removal

One Low Ortho Fee -Wisdom Teeth

Are you experiencing pain in your jaw or the back of your mouth? Chances are your wisdom teeth might be sprouting up and affecting your surrounding teeth and jaw bone. So, what are your wisdom teeth? They are the late bloomers of our mouth and to know more about them below is a video from The American Dental Association (ADA) which explains what wisdom teeth are and how they can affect us. It’s a great short video to get you started on what can be causing you great discomfort.

If you dentist recommends getting your wisdom teeth removed, don’t get discouraged by the cost of the procedure. We know dental treatment is expensive and more so for a process such as wisdom removal. However, at The Center of Dental Professionals, we are offering a one low ortho fee of $897 for wisdom removal!

Yes, a low ortho fee of $897. A low cost than the average price of wisdom removal which can be up to about $1500. With our offer, you will get all four wisdom teeth removed and IV sedation for $897. Don’t miss out on our offer! Click here for more information on how to get this great deal.  

If you’re experiencing pain don’t wait to see a dentist, make an appointment today. To book an appointment in any of our two Salt Lake City locations fill out this form here.

Learn More About The Alternatives to Traditional Braces

One-low Orthodontic Fee: Braces

Braces are the least appealing of all dental treatment because it isn’t a temporary dental procedure. It usually means having them for a year or three years to get our teeth aligned. If you have an overbite, underbite, or crowding, braces are the best form of treatment to correct your teeth and avoid any future complications.

When we think of braces, our mind goes to traditional braces with the colorful rubber bands and their reputation for being painful and visible. We know as a growing child that’s not the most appealing aspect of getting braces, but you don’t have to worry about that anymore. With new technologies in the dental industry, straightening your teeth has become less painful and discomforting as providers provide you with more orthodontic options.  

Our dental offices are dedicated to equipping our dental facility with innovating technologies for the best and effective dental treatment our patients deserve. At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer more optional and affordable orthodontic treatment requiring less time, adjustments, dental visits, and less discomfort. Who doesn’t want to experience less soreness and pain while in treatment? I know I would. So, what kind of alternatives can you have from traditional braces?

In our dental offices, we offer three different alternatives from traditional braces. They are:

Damon System

Damon System is a self-aligning brace allowing you experience ortho treatment without the soreness of tightening your braces since elastic bands are eliminated. They have a slide mechanism to hold the wire which enables your teeth to move freely, quickly and comfortably. They were designed to be discrete and easy to clean, reducing bacteria and plaque buildup. Treatment with the Damon System is shorter than the conventional braces and comfortable.

Fastbraces

Fastbraces is a non-extraction system that uses innovating triangular bracket and square shape wire to correct the position of the root from the beginning of treatment. It is done through realigning the root and crown of the tooth simultaneously for a one-step approach to correcting teeth and jaw. There is no need for a two-step treatment and no need to have a lengthy treatment process. With Fastbraces, you’ll experience less dental visits, comfortability and reduced pain caused by friction. Duration for treatment can range from three months to a year depending on your individual needs.

Invisalign

Are a series of removable aligners you have to switch out every two weeks that gradually shift your teeth. The aligners are made of flexible plastic that is thin, clear and fits securely over your teeth to align your teeth without the wires and brackets. Invisalign are meant to be removable making it easier to eat, drink and keep teeth clean and healthy. They’re great if you’re looking to hide brace treatment and getting treatment which doesn’t affect your lifestyle. Treatment time for most adults is completed in a year. Plus it’s great for young teens!

If you need braces, we are offering a one-low fee of $3,999 for traditional braces with a monthly payment of $97 a month. We always strive to give our patients the best dental treatment they deserve while making it affordable. Learn more about our one-low fee by clicking on our learn more.

 

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One Low Orthodontic Fee For Braces

One Low Orthodontic Fee

Are you in need of braces but worried about the expense? We get it.

We know orthodontic treatment can be expensive, but it’s necessary to prevent further complication to our dental health in the future. Braces are the most common form of treatment to correct misalignment in the teeth and jaw and to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We know they aren’t the most appealing for a child and adult since they are noticeable and painful, however, if your dentist or orthodontist recommends getting braces then it is best you get them soon. There are different types of braces you can choose from, but today we’re going to talk about traditional braces and what they are.  

Traditional Braces

When we experience a misalignment in our teeth and jaw, one the most common orthodontic treatment is traditional braces. Realigning your teeth requires the braces to apply pressure on the teeth by tightening the wire. Traditional braces have small brackets which are cemented to your teeth and connected by a wire. The dentist or orthodontist will tighten the wire from time to time to gradually shift your teeth and jaw into place. With traditional braces, you can add colored bands to your metal braces.

When Do You Need Braces?

You need braces to fix misaligned teeth and jaw. You want to get your braces as soon as there are signs of misalignment to prevent further dental problems. If you have any of the following conditions, you will need braces.

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite   

You don’t want to leave these dental and oral conditions left untreated. The longer you wait to treat your misalignment, you can start to experience some of the following complications:

  • Oral hygiene
  • Plaque
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Jaw problems
  • Chew
  • Speech problems

Our teeth and jaw play an essential role in digesting our foods since it breaks down our food. Our oral health plays a vital role in our overall health, so we need to take measures to maintain a healthy smile and healthy mouth.

Who Can Get Braces And For How Long?

Anyone can get braces adults and kids. Orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 8 and 14, even though, you can still get brace treatment when your an adult. Depending on the type of braces you choose, treatment can last up to one and three years.

We know orthodontic treatment is expensive but what if we could tell you, at our dental offices we are offering ONE LOW FEE for Orthodontics?

For $3,999, you can get traditional braces for a monthly payment as low as $97, free consultation, and a braces survival kit. At our dental offices, we make orthodontic treatment affordable for you and your family. If you’re interested in our ONE LOW FEE, contact our offices today.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Q&A

Wisdom Extraction One Low Fee

Has your dentist told you, you need your wisdom teeth removed? Well before you start to worry, we’ve compiled a list of questions and answers about wisdom teeth, what to expect and cost of removing them.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are your third molars also known as your last molars or late bloomers. They usually erupt in your late teenage years to your early twenties; however, you can still get them as an adult.

Should my wisdom teeth be removed?

Often your wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed but, it’s all dependent on the current state of your molars whether they are impacted, crowded or affecting adjacent teeth. After diagnosis, if your dentist or oral surgeon believe the best course is to remove them to avoid infection and discomfort, then you might want to discuss your options with your dentist or oral surgeon.

What are the risks of not removing my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth that are growing improperly it can cause serious dental problems such as cavities, teeth misalignment, bacteria growth, infection and inflammation of the gum tissue, or a cyst growth in the jaw.

What are my options for wisdom removal?

The options you have for removal are the type of sedation you can get.

  • Local or IV sedation allows you to be awake during the surgery as your dentist or oral surgeon extracts your teeth.   
  • General sedation, full anesthesia, you are put to sleep as an oral surgeon removes the teeth during the surgical procedure.  

Are there any risks to the procedure?

Wisdom teeth removal is a safe procedure which can be done by oral surgeons who are better trained in wisdom teeth extraction. However, there can be possible complications to the procedure such as temporary or permanent nerve damage or dry socket.

When you have chosen your dentist or oral surgeon, ensure they explain all the risks and complications that can arise before continuing with the procedure. You want always to be informed of the procedure and the dentist or oral surgeon you’ve chosen.  

How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth?

The national average of removing wisdom teeth total ups to about $1450, roughly around $1500. Each tooth has a price depending on the state of the tooth if it is impacted the cost will be more to extract it. Then there is the additional cost of sedation which various if you get local sedation, IV sedation or general sedation.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we are offering  ONE LOW FEE for wisdom teeth removal. For the low price of $897, you can get all 4 molars removed including IV sedation. Contact our offices to book an appointment by filling this form here.      

How long is the recovery period?

Recovering time for wisdom extraction is long. During the first two or three days of the surgical procedure, you can experience swelling and discomfort. However, a full recovery can take up to 4-7 days, depending on how your body responds. To avoid complications, you want to listen to the instructions your dentist gives you after your procedure.

What precautions should I take after the procedure?  

  • After you have all your wisdom teeth removed, we recommend you
  • Relax and refrain from doing physical activity for the next couple (3-4) days.
  • Avoid eating hard, solid foods, you want to start off with the fluids then soft foods and gradually move to solid foods.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth and rinsing for the next 24 hours.

For cleaning your mouth, you want to swish warm salted water slightly.  

✱Contact our dental offices today to learn more about ONE-LOW FEE FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL by filling this form here.

 

Orthodontic Treatment: Braces For One Low Fee

One Low Fee Braces

We know braces can be discouraging to get due to their reputation of being a prolonged, painful treatment not to mention they are unflattering. However, if you need braces due to misalignment of your teeth and jaw, it is recommended you get treatment now to avoid worsening your condition and having extensive dental work.

New technologies within the dental industry are helping advance and improve orthodontic treatment, particularly with braces. These new technologies take away the discomfort and pain you may feel and provides dentists with more options to correct and align your teeth and jaw.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we’re committed to equipping our dental facility with the best innovating technologies for effective patient treatment. We offer more optional and comfortable orthodontic treatment that requires fewer adjustments and dental visits.

If you’re in need of braces, you can now get our ONE LOW FEE for braces. For our one low fee, you can get traditional bracketing systems for $3999. That’s a low monthly payment of $97. Orthodontic treatment has become affordable and with less friction to cause pain and discomfort. If you want a consultation or schedule an appointment, fill out this form here.

*Please note our offer does not include the cost for consultation, examinations, Damon System, Fastbraces and Invisalign.

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This is your last chance to get the bright smile you want before your wedding!

Preparing for your wedding is stressful but, in the end, it is worth the frustrations and cries to be able to walk down the aisle to say “I do”. As you prepare for your wedding, we’re here to help you look and feel confident with your smile with our wedding offer.

Up until JUNE 30, 2018, all brides who show verification of their wedding announcement or document showing they’re getting married, will get our teeth-whitening offer of just $149.

What’s included in our offer?

  • In-Office professional whitening
  • Take at home custom white trays
  • Excellent care from our highly trained dental professionals
  • A smile shades whiter

Your safety is our priority, so before we begin treatment, our dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth. Whitening your teeth is a lengthy procedure, and we want to ensure your teeth are healthy for your safety. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, book an appointment with us today by filling out this form here.   

Get Our One-Low Fee for Wisdom Teeth Without Breaking the Bank

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Have you been experiencing toothaches or jaw aches? Don’t be so dismissive; there’s a chance it can be your wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth are the late bloomers to come out, and they aren’t so kind when they erupt. They can be destructive to our other teeth and jaw bone. They can cause

  • Painful crowding
  • Bacteria to enter the gums
  • Difficulty cleaning
  • Develop a cyst

Removing your wisdom teeth is critical to prevent further damage and infection in the tooth, gums, and bone. Although the recovery time for this procedure is long, it will be a quick procedure you will undergo.

In most dental clinics, the average cost for the wisdom removal is over $1,000. Yes, it is an expensive treatment but what if we told you can get your wisdom teeth removed for less?

That’s right, less!

We have a one-low fee for wisdom teeth removal, get rid of your molars before they cause more pain, discomfort, and damage to your beautiful smile.

With our one-low fee of $897, we’ll remove ALL 4 MOLARS plus IV sedation. Check out our one-low fee for wisdom teeth by clicking here.  

Are Dentures Right For You?

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When you smile, are there missing teeth? Gaps in our smile isn’t always a confidence booster we look for nor is it ideal when it comes to doing our daily activities such as talking or chewing our food. We need our teeth daily, but if we don’t receive the right treatment, it can be challenging to continue with our daily routine. Dentures are a great solution to replacing our missing teeth.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a removable plate of artificial teeth which replaces missing teeth.

Types of Dentures

There are different types of dentures you can get depending on the case of your missing teeth. Each denture is placed at different times and for different reasons during the process of getting your teeth removed and prepared. For the most part, we have two full dentures and one partial denture that we can choose from, and they are as follow.

Conventional

They are full removable dentures which are made for all your teeth once they’ve been removed. With this type of denture, before molding and placing the denture,  the dentist will remove the teeth and let the gum tissue heal. Once the tissue has healed, the dentist will cast a mold of the oral cavity to create the denture mold then. During the molding process, the dentures will be made to fit your oral cavity without too many adjustments. It is a long 

x-ray and cpr certification process too because you will need to allow time to heal your tissue then, the dentist to have your dentures ready. It can take weeks or even months until you can have your dentures placed and fitted.  

Immediate

The name itself is self-explanatory, they are dentures that are immediately placed in after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are used to replace a full set of teeth and have been molded before the teeth extraction. You’ll have them on during the healing process your gum tissue which is advantageous if you want to have your smile right away and eat solid foods. There is no need to wait weeks or months for your dentures.

The only downside to getting immediate dentures are the readjustments they will need as your bone and gum tissue heal. As your bone and tissue heal, they will shrink which is why your dentures will need to be realigned and reshaped to fit into your oral cavity. It’s a very costly denture than conventional dentures with the number of dental visits necessary to ensure they are properly fitted for your mouth.

x-ray and cpr certificationPartial

When you have some teeth missing, you can get a partial denture to replace your missing teeth. They are dentures that have a metal framework and clasps which connect to your remaining teeth. Partial dentures can have other connectors, but they are mostly made to attach to the remaining natural teeth. They replace your couple missing teeth but also keep your remaining teeth from shifting position.

What to Expect with Your Dentures?

Dentures will feel uncomfortable as your muscles get accustomed to having them in your mouth and holding them in place. There will be a couple of minor changes in the beginning, but over time they will pass. Here’s what you can expect with your new dentures.

  • Increase in saliva flow
  • Minor irritation and soreness
  • Feel little room for the tongue
  • Minor denture movements (i.e., when you cough or laugh)
  • Speech difficulties
  • Reintroduction to eating foods

These should all be brief expectations are you get more practice with your dentures and get accustomed to using and having them. If you experience prolonged periods with these brief expectations, you should consult with your dentist.

Proper Denture Care

Just because they’re artificial teeth doesn’t mean they need little care, on the contrary, they need the same adequate care as are natural teeth. You want to ensure you are:

  • Removing and rinsing your dentures – remove the food debris by running them over water.
  • Brush your dentures – use a soft bristled brush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food debris and plaque. You don’t want to use denture cleansers inside your mouth; you always want to remove your dentures when you clean them.
  • Clean your mouth before and after your dentures – with a brush or a moist cloth; you want to ensure you are cleaning your gums, tongue and any remaining teeth you might have.
  • Soak dentures –  some dentures may require you to keep them moist, so they retain their shape. You can place them in water or denture soaking solution but, first, verify with your dentist what is the proper overnight care for your dentures. You always want to rinse them thoroughly when you have soaked them before placing them in your mouth.
  • Visit your dentist – dental check-ups are still mandatory for proper oral health care. Visiting the dentist can help assure your dentures remain a fit for your oral cavity and prevention.

Alternatives to Dentures

If you aren’t to keen on getting dentures, there is another alternative to dentures, and they are dental implants. Dental implants eliminate the need for dentures; however, not everyone is a candidate to get dental implants. Consult with your dentist to see if your eligible to receive dental implants.    

If your missing teeth and want to replace them to gain your smile and confidence back, you want to consult with one of our dentists today to see what dentures are right for you and your dental care. Fill out this form here  to book an appointment.  

Our Exclusive One Time Teeth Whitening Wedding Promotion

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Make your wedding photos vibrant with your love and smile.  

A wedding is a memorable celebration of the love you share with the person you most love. Finding love isn’t always easy but, when you find it, it’s a feeling of ecstasy you can’t shake off even more so when you’re months away from making your vows to spend your life with them. We also know the stress and work it takes to put together all the little details for your special day. Even though we can’t help plan the wedding, we can help you look and feel beautiful on your special day by ensuring your smile is radiant in your wedding photos.     

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We’ve got you covered this wedding season! We’re giving an ONE TIME offer of $149 to whiten your teeth up until JUNE 30, 2018. Make sure you have a wedding announcement or documentation verifying your wedding date to get our offer.  

With our offer you will be getting:

  • In-Office professional whitening
  • Take at home custom white trays
  • Excellent care from our highly trained dental professionals
  • A smile couple shades whiter

Safety is our top priority, so before we begin treatment, our dentists will first evaluate the health of your teeth to ensure we can move forward. Whitening your teeth takes time to ensure the safety and health of your teeth. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, book an appointment with us by fill out this form here.