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As the country’s leader in orthodontics, Western Dental has straightened more teeth than any other dental provider in the U.S. That’s why we’re experts in all forms of orthodontics, including clear, gold, and standard metal braces. We also offer Invisalign®.

What you should know before you start.

It’s important to seek orthodontic treatment from a board-certified orthodontist. All Western Dental orthodontists have undergone extensive training in orthodontics, including the completion of a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) or equivalent after finishing their degrees in dentistry, along with 2 to 3 years in residency. They are also required to maintain their competency by completing continuing education courses each year, which insure they are well-versed in the newest orthodontic practices and procedures. When you’re under the care of a board-certified orthodontist, you know your braces will be fitted correctly – utilizing the latest techniques – to address your specific case and that your treatment will be closely monitored to assure exceptional results.

Your orthodontist will make sure your case is progressing as it should when you meet every 5 to 6 weeks throughout your treatment period. When you’re under the continuing care of an orthodontist, you’ll be receiving one-on-one guidance from a highly skilled professional. Every patient is unique, and your orthodontist will be able to detect the subtle adjustments needed to your brackets at each visit to create that perfect, custom smile.

Am I a candidate for braces?

When considering the benefits of orthodontic treatment, many prospective patients don’t look beyond the straighter teeth, improved bite, and higher self-esteem that braces can provide. Braces also dramatically improve long-term oral health by correcting early issues that could become larger problems later in life. The typical reasons for braces are to correct:

Cross bite: One or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.
Deep overbites: The lower front teeth bite into the upper tissue of the upper teeth.
Under bites or lower jaw protrusion: When the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.
Spacing issues: Problems associated with missing or extra teeth.

While orthodontic treatment is most common for young teens, all ages can benefit from braces, from pre-ortho treatment for children to full braces for teens and young adults. And it’s becoming common for older adults whose teeth may have shifted over the years to realign their smiles with braces.

Though orthodontic treatment can be done at any age, timely treatment insures maximum dental health. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children get an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7.

The facts about “mail order” braces.

Non-traditional approaches for straightening teeth have sprung up in recent years – including mail-order services and clear molded trays – but clinicians warn that they are not effective or safe for everyone. These cosmetic treatments are typically provided without the ongoing care and supervision of a board-certified or approved orthodontist, who will have had 2 to 3 years of additional training dedicated to orthodontic care. Cosmetic treatments often do not address long-term dental health needs to insure the patient’s final bite is correct. Moving teeth too quickly and without expert supervision could lead to tooth loss and periodontal disease.

Disclaimers

CA:*Monthly payment of $99 does not include a finance charge at an annual percentage rate of 11.95% that may be applicable. Standard two-year treatment in California is $4,424; enrollment in a Western Dental plan is required on an annual basis to obtain the pricing stated. Pricing does not apply to Invisalign®, Gold and Clear brackets.  No money down offer contingent upon credit approval. Depending on credit approval, a down payment of up to 5% of the total treatment plan may be required. Enrollment in Auto-Pay is required. Offer is subject to change, cannot be combined and must be contracted by 12/31/2018. AZ: *Monthly payment of $99 does not include a finance charge at an annual percentage rate of 11.95% that may be applicable. Standard two-year treatment with metal braces in Arizona is $3,795; enrollment in a Western Dental plan is required on an annual basis to obtain the pricing stated. Pricing does not apply to Invisalign®, Gold and Clear brackets.  No money down offer contingent upon credit approval. Depending on credit approval, a down payment of up to 5% of the total treatment plan may be required. Enrollment in Auto-Pay is required. Offer is subject to change, cannot be combined and must be contracted by 12/31/18. NV: *Monthly payment of $99 does not include a finance charge at an annual percentage rate of 11.95% that may be applicable. Standard two-year treatment with metal braces in Nevada is $4,424. Pricing does not apply to Invisalign®, Gold and Clear brackets.  No money down offer contingent upon credit approval. Depending on credit approval, a down payment of up to 5% of the total treatment plan may be required. Enrollment in Auto-Pay is required. Offer is subject to change, cannot be combined and must be contracted by 12/31/18. 

Additional Offer in Arizona offices only: Braces for $59 bi-weekly including choice of clear or gold braces. Bi-weekly payment of $59 does not include a finance charge at an annual percentage rate of 11.95% that may be applicable. Standard two-year treatment with gold or clear braces in Arizona is $4,495; enrollment in a Western Dental discount dental plan is required on an annual basis to obtain the pricing stated. Pricing does not apply to Invisalign®. All offers contingent upon credit approval. Depending on credit approval, a down payment of up to 5% of the total treatment plan may be required. Enrollment in Auto-Pay is required. Offer is subject to change, cannot be combined and must be contracted by 12/31/18.

Frequently asked questions about braces and orthodontics