Getting Braces at BHG Orthodontics in London
When you or your child is given the opportunity to have braces, several questions may go through your mind. How much do braces cost? Do you really need them? Will they be worth the investment? The team at BHG Orthodontics is here to help you make an informed decision.
Braces: Are They Worth the Cost?
For many, the answer is yes. While the initial cost of braces might seem high, we consider braces a worthwhile investment, contributing to self-confidence and long-term comfort that crooked, missing or irritated teeth can have an impact on. Whether you choose to take the leap as a child or an adult, the orthodontists at BHG Orthodontics in London Ontario are here to help you achieve the ideal bite and smile you desire. Check out these before and after shots:
Covering the Cost of Braces
Talk to your employer about orthodontic benefits. Orthodontic coverage varies based on your provider and your plan. There are many different insurance plans. Either way, BHG Orthodontics offers flexibility in our payment plans.
Options for Braces
- Damon metal braces have decreased in size making them less intrusive. Metal braces give you the option to choose the colour of your ligature ties, which kids love. Another bonus is that metal braces have self-ligating brackets to reduce friction between brackets and wires. This option increases the potential of reducing overall total treatment time.
- Invisalign use a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. To maintain oral hygiene, aligners should be removed while eating or drinking.
- Ceramic braces are translucent, clear braces. These are a great alternative for individuals who would prefer not to have metal braces.
Braces for Children
Parents often wonder how old their children should commence orthodontic treatment. There is no ideal age for children to start their orthodontic journey. Braces and/or interceptive treatment for children are dependent upon treatment needs.
Braces for Adults
It is never too late to begin your orthodontic treatment plan with BHG Orthodontics. Braces for adults are becoming more common. According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, more than 1 in 4 dental patients wearing braces are over 21.
How long do I need to wear braces?
The length of your treatment is based on individual treatment needs. We offer interceptive treatment plans for our younger patients as well as comprehensive treatment plans ranging from 12 months to two years.
How Often do I Need to Visit my Orthodontist?
Depending on treatment needs your appointments will be scheduled anywhere from four weeks to twelve weeks with the average being every eight weeks for adjustments.
“The team at BHG Orthodontics is knowledgeable, upbeat and super friendly. We are always greeted with a smile! We currently have both our girls in full braces and they’ve bent over backwards to make sure the girls can be seen together and that their appointments accommodate our work schedules. Having two girls in braces at the same time can put quite a strain on a bank account, but Debi worked with us to come up with a payment plan that was affordable and made sense.”- Mary Catherine Rowell, London Ontario
Contact BHG Orthodontics in London, Ontario Today
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. Contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to schedule your appointment.