By Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
August 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces  

Thinking about getting braces? Then it’s time you had some of your questions answered.

While getting braces might not seem like the most appealing or attractive dental treatment, after all is said and done the beautiful bracessmiles they create are well worth the treatment process. If you are considering getting braces from our Marion dentist Dr. Wayne Cook then it’s time you learned more about them.

Q. What types of braces are available?

A. Patients choosing to get braces certainly have a lot more options then they used to. We offer everything from traditional metal braces to tooth-colored porcelain braces.

Each type of braces come with their own pros and cons and based on certain factors like the severity of your dental problems, your age, and your financial situation, your Marion dentist will be able to help you decide which kind is right for you.

Q. How long will my treatment be?

A. This really depends on what dental issue or issues you need to treat and how severe they are. Orthodontic treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years.

Q. Will my braces hurt?

A. Advancements in traditional metal braces have made it so the brackets are smaller and the wires are thinner (but still just as strong), which often means more comfort and quicker treatment times. However, it is normal to experience some soreness for a few days after getting your braces or after braces have been tightened.

Q. How do I care for my braces?

A. A lot will depend on what kind of braces you get. Traditional braces can be a bit challenging to keep clean, so it’s important that you maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing after every meal. You will also need to adhere to a special diet to protect your braces from damage. We will be happy to go through detailed instructions on how to care for your braces.

Q. Will I need to come in for checkups?

A. No matter what type of braces you get you will still need to come in for routine checkups to make sure everything is going smoothly. These visits will happen about every 4 to 6 weeks.

Braces are the best way to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted, whether you are a child or an adult. It’s never too late to consider braces. Call our Marion dental office today to discuss your options.


Marion, AR Family Dentist
Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
303 Bancario Rd.Suite 7
Marion, AR 72364
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