Orthodontic treatment has a history of helping people to not only feel better about themselves but also take care of orthodontic issues that have been bothersome or problematic their entire lives. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, then we want to help you by offering some answers to some of the most common questions patients have.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Most people who undergo orthodontic treatment wonder about the treatment time. It’s only natural. But the exact treatment time depends on a number of factors. During a consultation, you can learn more about what your specific treatment will look like. Each patient’s teeth move at a different rate, so treatment time is not one-size-fits-all.
Do I Have to Wear Braces?
When you undergo orthodontic treatment, it’s good to know you have options. Our orthodontist can use techniques that are designed to straighten the teeth while being hardly noticeable to others. If you want your treatment to be discreet, there are solutions available that allow for this. For example, Invisalign® treatment consists of clear, custom-made plastic trays that are worn to shift the teeth into the proper positions.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Generally speaking, the results of orthodontic treatment are designed to be long-lasting as long as the patient maintains their beautiful smile by following our team’s instructions. After your treatment, the responsibility lies with you to maintain your new and improved smile for years to come. For example, you will be provided with a custom-made retainer that you’ll need to wear for a set amount of time each day. It’s important to follow our instructions regarding retainer use in order to keep your smile for the long haul.
Am I a Good Candidate for Orthodontic Treatment?
Patients who are in good overall health with realistic expectations regarding the process are typically good candidates for this treatment. With so many treatment options available these days, you’ll most likely find a solution that works for you and your needs.
To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for orthodontic treatment, book an appointment at Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics, located in Destin, Inlet Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach. We serve patients in the following areas: Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, and Panama City. Contact us today to set up a consultation for orthodontic treatment. We look forward to hearing from you!