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Healthy Smile: Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to maintain and clean, leading to such problems as tooth decay and gum disease. A bad bite can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces and difficulty in chewing and speaking. Beautiful Smile: If you are not confident in the way you look, your self-esteem suffers. A beautiful smile enhances ones appearance and confidence. Without treatment, problems may worsen, proving to be more costly and serious in the future.
Most of all, treatment involves you. To achieve the desired results, you need to diligently follow our instructions for wearing orthodontic appliances and practicing good dental hygiene. Dr. Curtis will provide you with braces, retainers or other corrective appliances which use gentle pressure to move your teeth and jaws into their proper positions.
Each case is different, but patients generally wear braces from one to three years. Your treatment time will depend upon the severity of your problem and how well you follow our instructions. Once braces are removed, most patients will wear retainers throughout life to keep their teeth in their new positions. Dr. Curtis will determine how long retainers need to be worn.
Your orthodontic treatment is an affordable investment that truly pays off. The actual cost will depend upon various factors, including the complexity and severity of your problems and the required length of your treatment.