The Offices of Ewing Orthodontics provide state-of-the-art orthodontics in the Smyrna TN and Nashville area. Dr. Ewing treats a range of orthodontic problems for children and adults. We commonly encounter the following questions from our patients.
Who can benefit from orthodontics?
Patients with bite problems, jaw problems, crowded teeth, speech impediments, or low self-esteem can benefit from orthodontics. Contact Dr. Ewing, so we can start creating your new smile.
Is orthodontic treatment important?
Everyone appreciates the importance of a winning smile. It makes a pleasing appearance, promotes self-esteem, and is valuable to social and career success. Creating beautiful smiles is what orthodontics is all about. Today, orthodontic treatment is convenient and affordable, so that individuals from childhood through retirement can enjoy its important benefits. Orthodontics is important not only to a great smile and improved self-confidence, but to better dental health. By aligning teeth and improving the harmony of the lips and face, orthodontics can improve one’s general attitude toward life. Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment. Teeth in correct alignment are easier to clean, and that can make them more resistant to decay and less susceptible to gum disease and tooth loss. Alignment may also prevent tooth and jaw discomfort that can come from uneven wear.
Are there alternatives to braces?
For some patients, Invisalign® is an appropriate alternative to braces. Many patients enjoy the convenience of the removable aligners, which allow patients to continue enjoying their favorite foods and social activities.
How do braces work?
Braces gradually align teeth with gentle forces that are applied to them with an interaction of brackets, archwires, and elastics.
How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on the type of treatments needed. To help you arrange payment for your orthodontics, Dr. Ewing will help you formulate a payment plan that will work for you.
How long will I have to wear braces?
The length of treatment varies, depending on the complexity of the orthodontics problem, generally ranging from 18 to 24 months.
Will braces stain my teeth or give me cavities?
You can prevent tooth decay and staining with proper oral hygiene throughout treatment. We recommend regular dental checkups with your general dentist every six months.
Will orthodontic treatment interfere with my everyday life?
While orthodontic treatment takes some getting used to, you can still participate in your normal daily activities. However special orthodontic mouth guards are recommended for contact sports.
Will the results last?
The results of your orthodontic treatment can last for years. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to keeping your smile for life.