The Destination for Braces in Port Moody, BC
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Traditional braces are a time-tested way to gain a confident smile. Forget about the old-fashioned braces with silver brackets and wires; traditional braces have changed quite a bit over the years.
Rocky Point Dental has professional expertise in using traditional braces and can help you determine if they are the best choice for you. If so, we will use modern techniques and materials that are less noticeable than you would expect to move your teeth more quickly and comfortably.
Traditional braces are cost-effective
Braces are an investment in your smile that will leave you confident, allowing you to make a strong and beautiful first impression. Are you worried about attending a job or college interview where you may be afraid to smile, where you feel you have to keep your lips closed? These scenarios never have to happen, and traditional braces can be one of the most cost-effective ways to make an investment in your health and confidence.
Moving teeth more quickly, with less pain
While adults may remember an achy, long, and unsightly experience with braces, this no longer needs to be the case. You will be relieved to know that modern techniques mean you don’t have to put yourself or your child through what you may remember as unpleasant. The new experience is faster, more streamlined, and gentler. With these innovative new methods, your time wearing braces will speed by, and you or your child will have a new and confident smile in no time!
Questions about traditional braces
Our experienced staff is always available to talk to you about the process of getting braces and to provide answers to anything you’d like to know. Below are answers to some of the most common questions we receive at our office:
What is the best age to get braces?
We recommend braces to patients who are in a range of age groups. Some of our patients are children as young as seven or eight years whose parents want them to get ahead of potential orthodontic issues, aligning their teeth and bite while their jaw is still growing. Other patients are adults who are looking for treatment to gain a smile that makes them feel more confident in business and social situations.
What does “phase 1” and “phase 2” treatment mean?
Often we will perform an initial orthodontic evaluation on children in their early grade school years, so we can identify potential issues early in their growth process. With this approach, we sometimes make changes that will work with how their face, jaws, and mouth will develop and grow. In these cases, we may recommend one course of treatment when they are younger (often in elementary school), and a second when they are of an age that is more traditionally considered for braces (often in middle school, once adult teeth have come in). The stages in this approach are referred to as “stage 1” and “stage 2,” and are often less expensive, less invasive, and healthier than other approaches.
How long do people have to wear braces?
Treatment can last anywhere from several months to more than a year. When you visit our office for a consultation, we can provide a treatment plan that will include the length of time needed for your case.
I’m already an adult. Should I bother with braces?
We believe that braces provide a benefit to people of all ages. A smile is one of the first things others notice about you, and no one is too old to do something that will help them make the best impression possible.
Other than making teeth look good, are braces necessary?
In many cases, the answer to this question is “yes”: Braces are medically necessary to improve the overall quality of a patient’s dental health. For example, if your teeth are more aligned you will have an easier time maintaining your oral hygiene and gum health better. Visit our office for a consultation, and we can determine if your dental health can be improved through orthodontics.
I had braces as a kid and hated them. Are they still that bad?
No. Modern techniques have made traditional braces appear smaller and use equipment that allows them to work faster and more comfortably.