The cost of braces varies depending on the treatment needed and where you are getting them. For more information about the cost of braces in Cincinnati, visit our Braces page. For more information about how we make braces affordable, visit our Paying for Treatment page.
The cost of Invisalign depends on which level of treatment you need. Learn more about the different types of Invisalign on our Invisalign page, then visit our Paying for Treatment page to learn about fitting Invisalign into your budget.
Braces do not cause constant pain like some people think. Generally, patients experience minor discomfort when their braces are put on and adjusted, but it can be easily managed with soft foods and over-the-counter pain relievers, and it subsides within a couple days. If you have braces and are experiencing intense or long-lasting pain, schedule an appointment to see your orthodontist.
Yes, it’s very important to continue seeing your dentist regularly. Dr. Shelley will be checking on the movement of your teeth and the effectiveness of the treatment, as well as looking for gum or tooth issues, but she still prefers that all of her patients see their dentist two to three times a year.
The length of treatment with braces ranges from 12 to 36 months. How long treatment will take depends on the issues being corrected and the age of the patient. Adults tend to take a little longer than teens who have the same issues because an adult's bone is stable and no longer in growth mode.