Dental Braces in Fairfield
If you know somebody who has had braces, you know how the positive effect can be life-changing. Many of our patients at SmileCare Fairfield say the transformation is unbelievable. Not only is their smile beautiful and straight after dental braces, but many tell us they have higher self-esteem and greater self-confidence.
If you want to know how braces could help you or your child, call our office today at (707) 428-5400 to schedule a free braces consultation. You’ll leave your first appointment with a clear understanding of how dental braces or aligners could help, how long treatment will take, and how much it will cost.
How Dental Braces Work
Braces are basically brackets and wires. The brackets are applied to your teeth and act as a track for the wires. One wire threads through the top brackets to move the top teeth and the other wire threads through the bottom brackets to move the bottom teeth. As our orthodontist in Fairfield adjusts the wires, the pressure gently moves the teeth into proper alignment.
Dental braces can fix crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, buck teeth, and other problems with teeth alignment and jaw alignment. You may also have fewer cavities; it’s easier to floss between straight teeth than crooked teeth so you can remove more cavity-causing plaque.
How Much Braces Cost
It’s often one of the first questions our patients in Fairfield ask: How much do braces cost? The answer depends on three factors:
- Type of Treatment: Our orthodontist at SmileCare Fairfield offers traditional braces, clear bracket braces, a combination package, Invisalign clear aligners and ClearCorrect clear aligners. The type of treatment impacts the cost. Typically, traditional braces are the most affordable option, while clear aligners are usually the most expensive.
- Length of Treatment: People typically wear braces for about two years, but your age and specific clinical needs will impact the amount of time you will need orthodontic treatment.
- Dental Insurance Benefits: Your out-of-pocket cost for braces also depends on whether you have dental insurance benefits that cover orthodontic treatment. If you do not have dental insurance for orthodontics, please ask our team at SmileCare Fairfield about our current special offers.
SmileCare wants to make getting dental braces in Fairfield affordable. Ask us about available monthly financing plans for braces so we can help you fit the cost of braces into your family budget.
The first step is to schedule a free orthodontic consultation. Call SmileCare Fairfield at (707) 428-5400 today. We look forward to meeting you and answering all your questions.
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