Modern Family Dentistry - Crystal River

Orthodontics in Crystal River

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Teeth-straightening solutions from the teenage years and beyond

There are a number of orthodontic treatments available for every kind of smile and for everyone in the family from adolescents to adults. As much as we love bringing out the best in your smile, orthodontic treatment is also great for improving your oral health. Misaligned teeth and a crooked bite can be difficult to clean properly, feel uncomfortable and even painful. With orthodontic treatment, we can resolve these issues in as little as 6 months.

    How do I know if I need orthodontics?

    You might benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have experienced any of the following problems:

  • Overbite – when your upper teeth sit too far forward.
  • Spacing – gaps or spaces between the teeth.
  • Underbite – when your lower teeth sit too far forward.
  • Crowding – when teeth are overlapping or impossible to floss.
  • Crossbite – a bite that doesn’t mesh comfortably.
  • Pain - Chronic headaches, jaw pain, or upper back and neck pain.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

There are many different treatment options available depending on your personal needs and your budget. Here are a few of the options that may be available:

Traditional Braces

When you hear the word braces, you most likely think of those bulky metal brackets with wires. Modern dental brackets are now smaller, less noticeable, and just as effective as the older bulkier ones. They’re easier to keep clean and much more comfortable.

Clear Brackets

If you’re looking for conventional brackets, we also offer clear brackets that tend to be more popular among our adult patients. These brackets are designed to combine conventional orthodontics with discretion. At a quick glance, no one will even realize you are wearing braces.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, have rapidly gained in popularity. A series of custom-made transparent trays gradually shift your teeth into their ideal position. They fit snuggly and precisely and can occasionally be removed to eat, to brush and floss like normal, and for the occasional special occasion like that big meeting or that special date.

The cost of orthodontic treatment in Crystal River

With a typical insurance plan, Orthodontic treatment usually averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After an oral exam, we would be happy to provide you with an accurate quote so you can find out how much your insurance plan will cover and what your actual out-of-pocket expenses would be. Without insurance, orthodontic treatment typically costs about $4000 to $6000+.

How do we actually determine the cost of your orthodontic treatment and why does it seem so expensive?

    When considering the cost of orthodontics, there are a few things to consider:
  • The current condition of your oral health including teeth and gums.
  • How much your teeth need to move.
  • The kind of orthodontic treatment you choose.
  • The length of your treatment.

Because every smile is so different, the only way to find out which treatment is the best solution for you and how much it will cost you out of pocket is to come in for a consultation. Tell us your personal goals for your smile, let us examine your teeth and we will tailor a personalized treatment plan that will accomplish your wants and needs.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideally, orthodontic treatment would occur in younger patients before most adult teeth have arrived. If you are a parent, we recommend bringing your teen in for a consultation. But don’t worry! There are orthodontic treatment options available for adults too! It’s never too late.
Braces do not hurt when they are first applied. After they begin to shift your teeth some discomfort may be felt. Most patients describe the feeling as more annoying than painful. That being said, if you have any pain or discomfort, let us know! There are solutions available to make your treatment as comfortable as possible
Avoid food that might damage your braces (like candy apples, caramel, or corn on the cob) or may be difficult to clean out of braces (like caramel, gum and popcorn). You may also want to avoid sugary or acidic foods which will be more difficult than usual to clean off your teeth. Clear braces can become stained by some foods like beets, curry and kraft dinner.
Call us right away! Don’t wait until your next appointment.
Floss threaders and super floss are available and specially designed for flossing your braces or permanent retainers. We’d be happy to show you how to floss your braces at your next appointment.
For small changes, orthodontic treatment can be as short as 6 months but for the majority of patients, braces will stay on for between 6 months and 2 years. We can give you a more accurate estimate after an oral exam.

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I broke a tooth last night and I called as soon as they opened, I was expecting to not be able to get an appointment. I was surprised that they managed to be able to fit me in around their other appointments. The ladies at the front desk were all very friendly and helpful. Once I was taken into the back, Payton and especially Morgan were amazing and went out of their way to help get me taken care of. Highly recommend! If I could give them more than 5 stars I would. This will definitely be my new Dentist office from now on... thank you!

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