You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. New techniques and materials have made wearing braces more comfortable and convenient than ever.
Some adjustments may be necessary. But, if you or your teen are like the vast majority of patients at Amaya Orthodontics, you’ll adjust quickly.
If you or your family plays contact sports around Sugar Land, it’s crucial to use an orthodontic mouthguard to protect their braces and their teeth from injury. If you wear clear aligners, you can take your aligner trays out before practice or a game, and put them back in afterward.
Traditional metal braces might temporarily affect the way your teen plays some instruments. In most cases, patients are quickly able to adjust and get back to performing at their best.
Clear aligners provide an excellent alternative treatment for musicians because they can simply remove their aligner trays before playing.
This question doesn’t have a concrete answer, unfortunately. Every case is different at Amaya Orthodontics, but the average length of the active stage of orthodontic treatment is anywhere from 6-36 months.
After this phase of treatment is complete, your teen will need to wear a retainer for as long as Dr. Malik feels necessary based on their individual case.
Though treatment times can vary, we work as a team with our patients to create a smile that will last a lifetime.
The cost of orthodontic treatment at Amaya Orthodontics depends on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment. Dr. Malik will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins.
You’ll find that braces are more affordable today than ever at our Sugar Land office. We offer a variety of convenient payment plans at Amaya Orthodontics and accept many Texas dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.