Is it Possible for a Patient to Change Orthodontists?

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Is it Possible for a Patient to Change Orthodontists?

Sometimes, the relationship between a patient and an orthodontist is unsuccessful. The patient may feel as if the orthodontist is not acting in his or her best interest. The patient may have experienced an unexpected painful treatment or an attitude that was unprofessional. Perhaps, the person feels as if a different orthodontist may offer affordable braces, whereas the current orthodontist does not. In such cases, a person may want to change the orthodontist from which he or she has been receiving care. This individual may want to know if changing an orthodontist is allowable. The short answer to the question is “yes.”

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Be Confidently Beautiful With a Smile

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Team Demas Orthodontics Helps People Smile with Confidence

Studies show that people who feel confident about their smile are more successful on both a personal and professional level. A first impression is a lasting one, and when someone smiles with confidence, it reflects how they feel about themselves. Team Demas Orthodontics is changing their patients’ lives by giving them a confident smile that they can be proud of.

Orthodontic Treatments

The modern world of orthodontics has made it easier than ever before to treat the following:

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The Stages Leading to Braces Removal

When Do I Get My Braces Off?

Most recipients of braces use them to improve their facial appearance through the straightening of teeth and improve their teeth’s ability to bite correctly.  Even though the brace user chooses this dental procedure, he or she still naturally prefers a mouth without braces! Knowing when they are likely to be removed is really important as it is a relief being able to display a better set of teeth after the completion of the procedure. Dr. Demas and his team at Demas Orthodontics find the number one question they are asked is “When do I get my braces off?”

No one person goes through exactly the same treatment program, so the time frame required for braces to complete a good job does naturally vary. The procedure follows certain standardized steps, some of which take longer than others.

At Demas Orthodontics, successful braces treatment undergoes three treatment stages. Each of these stages has to be completed satisfactorily before the preceding stage commences. The first step is analyzing and correcting the crowding of teeth; the second is aligning the teeth, while the third involves bite correction.

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Can I Afford Invisalign?

How Much Does Invisalign or Clear Aligner Cost?

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Invisalign is the revolutionary new system of teeth aligners that implements the use of clear plastic. Many patients are considering Invisalign because of its multitude of advantages over other types of alignment systems. The main advantage of Invisalign over other types of braces is a sense of discretion. Customers who use Invisalign will have the opportunity to straighten their teeth without anyone else knowing. Furthermore, Invisalign patients can maintain excellent dental hygiene because they can remove the clear aligners.

What About the Cost of Invisalign?

One concern that some people have is cost. Because the cost of traditional braces is rather high, it is natural for patients to wonder about the cost of Invisalign. The good news is that Invisalign is quite affordable, and patients have a multitude of opportunities for financing when they obtain their work from a reliable orthodontic specialist.

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Mirrors Never Lie

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Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it

Life is like a mirror. We get the best results when we smile at it, yet so many of us hide our smiles because of imperfections with our teeth. If your child is struggling with orthodontic issues, don’t hesitate to do something about it. Whether there is a problem with too much space, not enough space, or your child has an issue with his or her bite, braces for kids can mean a total transformation. Help your child get a beautiful smile and your child won’t only look better, but will have a boost in confidence as well. A smile is a calling card for the world. You want it to look its best and sometimes it means getting an orthodontist’s help.

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Factors Shaping your Orthodontic Bill

What is the Cost to Straighten Out a Jaw?

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It is common for people to suffer from a jaw that is misaligned slightly. This means that that the lower jaw is not able to hinge correctly into the upper jaw. In many cases, this issue does not produce any discomfort for an individual. However, other people may suffer from a pain in the hinges that enable the mouth to be opened. This type of jaw issue can also result in a person wearing down their teeth in an uneven manner. There are some people who think their jaw looks funny and want to fix its appearance. Fortunately, it is possible for an orthodontic specialist to properly realign a person’s jaws. This can be accomplished by either dental braces or surgery.

In terms of the cost of a jaw straightening procedure, it is impossible to give an accurate estimate for all people because there are many factors that will play a role regarding what the final cost will be. In other words, every person is different. However, here are some factors that will directly impact how much a person’s treatment will cost:

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Misaligned Bites: Causes, Consequences and Remedies

What is a Misaligned Bite

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The process of the teeth of the upper jaw meshing with the teeth of the bottom jaw is called occlusion. If done correctly, this involves 128 contact points. Malocclusion, also known as bad bite, is when your teeth do not fit together properly and your bite is not correct.

What Causes Bad Bite?

Genetics, you were born with it. You started out with good bite when you had your baby teeth but, when they fell out, your adult teeth did not follow the proper eruption pattern. Perhaps your teeth and jaws were not properly positioned causing your permanent teeth to grow in out of line.

Some people have jaws that are just too small to accommodate the size and number of permanent teeth. Bad habits such as thumb sucking can put undue pressure on erupting teeth and cause them to come in at strange angles.

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Smiling is the Easy Way out

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It takes 17 muscles to smile and forty three to frown

It takes 17 muscles to smile and forty three to frown. If you see your child spending too much time frowning because of an imperfect smile, it’s time to do something about it. Why put those muscles to work for the wrong reason? A visit to an orthodontic specialist can make a world of difference, giving your child a reason to flash those pearly whites. However, you need to take the first step and find out how braces could be the answer that your child needs.

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Precursors to Braces

Five Signs that a Child, Teen, or Adult Needs Braces

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Many people have considered whether they need braces at one time or another. Nearly everyone has some kind of physical imperfection with their teeth. People with at least some slightly askew teeth are the norm, they are not the exception. Not everyone who has a few off kilter teeth needs to be fitted for braces. If you have ever wondered do I need braces, follow this guide to five signs that a child, teen or adult needs braces.

1. Strong Child Signs

There are some strong signs that a child needs braces. One of the strongest signs that a child needs braces is missing or irregular baby teeth. Also, if they have crooked or misplaced teeth, you should be sure to take your children in to see the orthodontist. Also, children who do excessive thumb sucking are also more likely to need to be fitted for braces at some point.

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Six Month Smiles

Does the Six Month Smiles Orthodontic Treatment Actually Work?

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If you are a child, teenager, or an adult and have crooked teeth, teeth with gaps between them, an over bite, or an under bite, it is only natural that you’ve asked yourself, “Do I need braces?” There’s no need to wonder any longer. An orthodontist can tell you within the span of a single visit if you can benefit from braces. Not only that, an orthodontist can explain the different types of braces. Your anxiety and fear of braces may stem from fear of being a “metal mouth.” Times have changed, and people who need braces have more options than ever before. Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment is one of the most popular and effective alternatives to traditional metal braces.

 

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