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Orthodontics & Invisalign® in Brandon

Optimal Solutions for Straighter Smiles

When it comes to achieving a straighter smile, both adults and children can benefit from orthodontics. Whether it is through traditional braces, which is recommended for children ages 9-11, or Invisalign, which adults may find to be more appealing, the process of receiving a healthier smile knows no age limit. At Wehrkamp Dentistry, our team will work to identify your orthodontic problem and offer an effective solution that will have you seeing outstanding results. Contact our office today to find out how you can get started.

Traditional Braces

A young girl holding a mouth mold with braces as well as a clear aligner for Invisalign in Brandon

Children who are in need of braces will most likely be fitted with metal brackets and wires to move teeth into proper alignment. Since their mouths are still developing, Invisalign is often not the right solution. Not to mention, children tend to be more forgetful and may not benefit from the flexibility of removable aligners. Instead, we will place traditional braces on their smile, which are affixed to their teeth and stay on for a certain duration of time. Depending on the severity of the individual case, traditional braces may stay on for 1-2 years.

It is necessary that children visit our office every few weeks to have the wire adjusted, causing the teeth to shift. This will put them one step closer to a healthier, more beautiful smile. 

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Invisalign

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Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to gently move and shift teeth into proper position. This tends to be a more flexible and appealing approach for more mature teenagers and adults, as it allows for effective treatment without compromising daily appearance. If you have mildly crowded teeth, spaces between teeth, or a bite alignment issue, Invisalign might just be the right solution for you.

It is important, though, that you remain committed to the process, as you will need to wear your customized trays for at least 20-22 hours each day for two weeks at a time. Once you are finished with one set, you will swap them out for the next until desired results are achieved.

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Understanding the Cost of Orthodontics

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When it comes to understanding the cost of orthodontics, it’s important to remember that every patient is different. Traditional braces are considerably cheaper than Invisalign, so if an adult prefers to go the route of metal brackets and wires, that is perfectly fine.

While some dental insurance companies may agree to cover orthodontics, others will not. No matter whether the insurance will pay all, some, or none, our dental team will work to identify ways in which to alleviate some of the financial burden surrounding orthodontic treatment. It is our belief that no one should have to forgo their dental health due to financial reasons, which is why we accept CareCredit. This third-party financier offers no-interest and low-interest payment plan options to make paying for braces more manageable.

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Orthodontic Emergencies

One second you’re biting into one of your favorite foods, the next you’re noticing that one of your brackets are loose and even on the verge of falling out of your mouth! When a dental emergency occurs, there’s no need to panic. Instead, simply give Wehrkamp Dental a call and we’ll do everything we can to get you seen as soon as possible. If you want to avoid interruptions in your care, don’t put off your orthodontic emergency.

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