Everyone should have a smile they’re confident with, and at Beacon Smiles Dental in Calgary, we work with you to achieve that. Together with our dentists, we will formulate a treatment plan best suited to your individual needs, to get a happy, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
Getting affordable braces is a simple process that can be broken down into three easy steps: consultation, application, and upkeep.
You can start anytime, all you have to do is book a FREE consultation with our Beacon Smiles dentists so we can begin your orthodontic transformation journey!
Dental Braces are an extremely effective way of achieving the smile you want. Braces can solve many issues, from straightening teeth, solving overcrowding, and fixing bite, and many more issues. This kind of orthodontic treatment works over several months, from as little as four months for minor fixes, all the way up to 24 months for more extreme cases.
Braces work by bonding a brace to the individual teeth, which then have a metal wire threaded through. The wire applies the proper pressure and tension between the teeth to slowly move them into the desired position. Adjustments to the wire take place approximately every six weeks.
Straight teeth and a good bite don’t only serve for aesthetic purposes, but can also provide many health benefits. Straight teeth has been linked to better digestion, reduced jaw pain, fewer breaks and cracks, fewer headaches/migraines, and less wear and tear. So don’t just consider increased confidence when looking to improve your smile, think of the greater health benefits that come along with it!
Straight teeth and a good bite don’t only serve aesthetic purposes, but can also provide many health benefits. Straight teeth have been linked to better digestion, reduced jaw pain, fewer breaks and cracks, fewer headaches/migraines, and less wear and tear. So don’t just consider increased confidence when looking to improve your smile, think of the greater health benefits that come along with it! Visit your Orthodontist to learn more!
Sometimes teeth can grow in overtop of one another and become overcrowded in the mouth. Not only can this be uncomfortable, but it can cause many issues in bite, wear and tear, and breaking of the teeth. Braces will help to spread the teeth out into their proper order, straightening and reducing overcrowding tension in the process.
Overbite, underbite, and crossbite are all issues from the misalignment of teeth and jaw. Braces can work to reduce and eliminate issues in bite. If left untreated, problem bites can lead to many other issues such as tooth decay, breaking, gum disease, jaw pain, and speech problems. Visit your local Calgary orthodontist to learn how your bite issues can be eliminated with braces.
Misaligned teeth and gaps in the teeth can have negative side-effects too, such as gum disease. Not only is straight teeth aesthetically pleasing, and can increase individual confidence, but it also makes general upkeep and cleaning of the teeth much easier. Having straight teeth also reduces the chances of chipping or breaking the teeth.
The most traditional and noticeable option of the three. Metal braces are attached to the front of the teeth with a wire stretched between them. This option offers the most affordable braces, with the lowest cost of the three.
Lingual braces are metal brackets once again, but they are attached to the teeth on the inside of the mouth, so they are the most discreet of the three options. This option takes the same amount of time to achieve results as traditional metal braces but will cost more than traditional metal braces.
Misaligned teeth and gaps in the teeth can have negative side-effects too, such as gum disease. Not only is straight teeth aesthetically pleasing, and can increase individual confidence, but it also makes general upkeep and cleaning of the teeth much easier. Having straight teeth also reduces the chances of chipping or breaking the teeth. Ceramic braces are also known as clear braces and are less noticeable than metal braces. so if you’re looking to avoid the metal brace, then contact us to learn more about clear braces.
Getting braces is an easy, painless process. During your initial consultation with a Calgary Orthodontist, our dental specialists will work together with you to decide the orthodontic treatment plan best suited to your needs. Begin your orthodontic journey today, book a FREE consultation online or by phone to start working towards a new beautiful smile.
During the initial consultation, we will discuss what your goals are with regards to oral health and aesthetic. We will take a series of photos, X-rays, and 3D scans of your teeth and jaw so as to perfectly understand what actions are necessary.
We will discuss the different options available to you and also answer any questions you may have. At this time we can also discuss financing and payment plans available for your treatment. At Beacon Smiles Dental we are committed to making your orthodontic journey as painless and worry-free as possible.
Braces application can take approximately 2 hours to complete, but it is a painless process that just requires time. There is no anaesthetic needed, with boredom being possible the only uncomfortable part. Each bracket is bonded to the teeth individually where a special bonding cement is used that requires UV lighting to harden and secure.
Once all the brackets are aligned and bonded, we will thread the metal wire through all the brackets, securing at the back of the mouth. This is the wire that creates the tension necessary to move the teeth. Once the wire is secured and everything is attached properly, you’re good to go!
Braces are relatively simple to keep clean but do require some additional tools to your normal oral hygiene routine. It is recommended to brush your teeth twice daily as usual.
As for flossing, there are special floss threaders available to help you get around the wires to floss properly, and we will provide some of these for you at the time of appointments. Furthermore, you will need to come in approximately every 6 weeks for check-ups and adjustments to the wire.
What you can/can’t eat:
There are certain dietary restrictions you must abide by for the duration of your braces treatment. This includes certain hard-to-eat foods that are prohibited for fear of damaging the brackets/wire. Some of these foods include chewing gum, corn on the cob, apples, caramels, and other chewy candies. During your consultation we can discuss in further detail these limitations, and if dietary restrictions are a concern for you, there are other options available, such as Invisalign.
Will Braces Hurt?
After the application it is common to feel tenderness in the gums and when chewing for a few days as your mouth and jaw adjust to the treatment. This should only last a few days however, and may return for short periods after each adjustment appointment. You may take over the counter pain relievers to help ease this discomfort.
After the braces treatment has been completed, we will remove the brackets are wire, and give you a routine teeth cleaning. At this point however, the journey is not over, as you will need to be fitted with a retainer which will need to be worn indefinitely.
At first, the retainer will need to be worn at all times, except when eating, and over time it’s wear time can be reduced to only during sleep. There are two options of retainers available, although it is common to use a combination of these two options: removable retainers and permanent fixed retainers.
Permanent fixed retainers consist of a wire that will be bonded to the inside of your teeth, usually spanning over the front 6 teeth. This retainer type is easy to clean with regular brushing, and the floss threaders will still be necessary for flossing. The permanent retainer will stay in your mouth forever, just as the name suggests.
Removable retainers are fitted to the inside of your mouth. A plastic center piece molded to the roof of your mouth will have wires attached that stretch around to the front of your teeth. This retainer type is easily removed and can be brushed itself when removed during regular daily teeth brushing. We recommend removing for all meals and snacks, and rinsing after every meal. Removable retainers need to be worn full-time – with the exception of meals – for 6 months, at which time they can be switched to only be worn when sleeping.
Most patients can receive their full treatment for anywhere between $2999-$5999. At Beacon Smiles Dental, we’re committed to providing affordable braces in Calgary, as we believe that everyone should be able to get the smile they want without breaking the bank. Therefore, we offer a series of financing options to make your orthodontic treatment as affordable as possible! Contact us today for braces Calgary.
During your initial consultation, we can discuss in more detail the specific financing options available to find the best plan to suit your needs. Our payment plans can come as low as weekly payments of just $40! The cost will include every aspect of your orthodontic treatment, from the application, additional appointments, all X-rays and scans, and the retainers.
Many insurance providers in Canada do offer coverage for orthodontic treatment, including braces, Invisalign, and Myobrace. Contact your insurance service provider for more information on your individual plan. In the event that your insurance does not cover orthodontics, don’t panic, there are still many financing options available through our clinic to help ease any financial burden.
Not only can braces improve your confidence by providing you with a bright, beautiful smile, but there are numerous health benefits as well. Straight teeth can reduce stress and pain in the jaw, reduce headaches/migrains, improve digestion, and improve speech. Not to mention it reduces the risk of chips, breaks, and general wear and tear on the teeth.
During your FREE consultation, we can discuss in depth the different options available, including each pro and con. However, in addition to braces we also offer orthodontic treatment via Invisalign and Myobrace.
Yes! We offer a variety of financing options build to suit your needs. During your FREE consultation, we can discuss these options in depth and find the one best suited to your needs. The majority of our patients pay between $3000-$5000 for their full treatment including everything, and we can offer weekly payment plans as low as $40/week!
The free consultation is the perfect chance for you to become familiar with our office and our dentists. At this time we will answer any questions you may have about treatment options, processes, and costs. We will examine your mouth and jaw, and all photos, X-rays, and 3D scans are included in the free consultation. We will work together with you to find the treatment plan best suited to your individual needs. Call or book online today!
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