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Do I Need Braces

Traditional Braces

Have you asked yourself “Do I need braces”?  Do you have concerns about your teeth that make you think that you might need braces?  You are not alone.  80% of teenagers in the United States are currently undergoing Orthodontic treatment.

  • Does your jaw make noise when you eat?
  • Do you have a hard time chewing?
  • Are your teeth crooked?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might need braces. Not knowing how the procedure works can be scary.

Don’t worry!

orthodontic braces to correct teethThe team at Maitland Orthodontic Specialists have put together a short guide on what to expect if you need traditional, metal braces or other correcting procedures from an Orthodontist.


Get an Exam

The first step necessary to determine if you need braces is an exam. This will make sure there isn’t another problem causing you discomfort. The doctor will be able to see:

  • Bite
  • Development
  • Growth
  • any other issues that may come up.

The consultation will include a review of your dental history as well as x-rays and an oral exam to determine if braces are needed.

If braces are needed, your doctor can help to determine which type is the right fit for you and review financial information, insurance options and payment plans. At this point, Dr. Weeks will create a customized treatment plan just for you.


I need braces, now what do I do?

If you need braces, traditional, metal braces are one of the most common and cost effective options out there. They can provide great results while being a very cost-effective option.

How do metal braces work?

The goal of metal braces is to realign your teeth overtime to help give you that bright, beautiful smile you have always wanted. The braces job is to create slight pressure, causing your teeth to move to the places you need them to be.

Over time, you might need adjustments to make sure your teeth are going in the direction they are supposed to.

How Long Does it Take to Put Braces On?

While every situation is different, a typical procedure is only a couple hours from start to finish. There is prep time that includes a full cleaning of the teeth and placement of the adhesive for the brackets that will be placed on your teeth to help create a sturdy base for your teeth to be aligned.

What if I wait?

Waiting for braces can cause major issues in the development of your teeth, causing extreme pain.

If your teeth are growing at an angle, think about how much pressure that puts on your other teeth?

We are here for you.

Our goal is to provide the best possible service to get your teeth feeling and looking better as fast as possible. We are a locally owned company with a doctor that grew up in Central Florida, dedicated to our customer and would love nothing more than the opportunity for your business.

Call us and set up an appointment today to see if you need braces.

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