Every SMILE starts with an initial “HEALTHY SMILE Assessment”
We get it – finding out that you or your child needs braces can be confusing, even overwhelming. At hellosmile our team is here to guide you from the moment you see the first crooked teeth to beyond your final appointment. Braces are much less intimidating when you have a smile concierge to help you with any questions, appointments, financial arrangements, and the whole process.
These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.”
Pros: Most cost effeictive type; colored bands give kids a chance to express themselves
Cons: Most noticeable type of braces
Ceramic/Clear brackets are almost the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they are tooth-colored or clear that blend in to teeth.
Pros: Less noticeable than metal braces.
Cons: Less cost effective than metal brackets; Brackets have slightly higher profile than metal and they may chip if patient not careful.
Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable, and are replaced every 2 weeks.
Pros: Almost invisible; Patients can eat whatever they want without worrying about breaking any bracket (of course, they need to be removed before eating); It is easier to floss and brush the teeth.
Cons: Will not work for sever malocclusions (Case Selective); only available for adults and teens, not children. Not as cost effective as trandtional braces.
At hellosmile we are always searching for a way to engage and motivate patients to actively participate in their health and happiness. Our incentive programs are designed to do just that.