When it comes to braces, Dr. Danielle is the doctor to see. Our office has the most advanced technology like the iCAT CBCT and intraoral scanner to ensure you are getting the best there is to offer. Dr. Danielle knows all of her patients by name and is the kind of person that will stop and talk to mom or dad at Target when she runs into them there on Saturday morning. The personal care she provides is unbeatable. However, don’t care our word for it, simply check out our reviews!
We are proud to use Damon ® brackets (available in metal or clear). Damon brackets are are a passive, self ligating bracket that uses less friction to move the teeth. For our patients this means enhanced comfort, decreased treatment time and fewer trips to the orthodontist.
Self-ligating braces offer several benefits for patients. “Color ties” around the braces are no longer needed making braces less bulky. Lower friction wires can be used resulting in faster treatment times. Self-ligating braces also make it easier to maintain proper hygiene. This is due to the fact that they are smaller braces and do not require extra bands to hold the wire in place. This contributes to healthier gums, less decay, and less unattractive white de-calcifications after orthodontic treatments are over.
Here are some examples of Dr. Danielle’s actual patients in Damon braces:
How long will I be in braces? What other treatments will I need with braces?
The typical time frame for braces is 18-24 months, but the severity of the alignment will dictate the exact amount of time. Some patients will need to have teeth removed in order to fit things together. Consequently there will be spaces during treatment, but all spaces will be closed at the end. Here is an example of a patient who required tooth removal (extractions):
Some patients will need an appliance to move their lower jaw forward. If this is the case, the treatment time may be up to 30 months.
We will discuss this with you at your consultation. Our goal is to give you all treatment information at the consultation!
How much do braces cost in Wheaton?
The cost of Wheaton braces will depend on your zip code and the quality of materials the orthodontist is using. Typical fees for phase 2 braces in our office is about $6,200 and phase 1 braces are significantly cheaper. That number can fluctuate by quite a bit though depending on several factors that are too technical to discuss here. Common braces fees for any given area can be found at this website.
How much pain can I expect with my Wheaton braces?
Orthodontics is not the most pleasant experience in the world, but pain should be minimal. Tylenol and Advil should be the most that anyone ever needs and even that is unusual. We usually recommend both children and adults “tough it out”. If there is something that is causing enough pain that Advil or Tylenol isn’t handling it, something is wrong and you should call your orthodontist. A pokey wire, broken bracket cutting into the lip or cheeks, and some specific appliances, like a Herbst, can cause more pain.