The Orthodontic Braces Information Page

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Braces Info is a complete resource of orthodontics serving readers in search of the latest in teeth braces. Learn about how you can improve your appearance, bite and dental health from the use of Braces. Browse the frequently asked dental questions or post your own to have one of our experts answer it. You can search for an Orthodontist in your area for a consultation.

We have expanded the Braces Info site to include the average dental cost for your area. Use the dental cost calculator to get an estimate of your upcoming dental work.

If you have gone through braces, Invisalign, Jaw Surgery or Dental Implants than you may submit your Dental Review here. You can browse the dental reviews from real unbiased users to get an idea of pricing, user experience and more.

Dental Insurance

All About Dental Insurance

If you are having dental work done or considering braces, you should get to know your current insurance company better or shop for new coverage that better meets your future dental needs. Insurance for braces is available and you will find that dental insurance companies will cover a percentage of orthodontic treatment depending on the situation. In general, cosmetic type dental services such as whitening will not be covered.

We have put together a complete dental insurance resource section to cover frequently asked questions and help you get the best coverage for your teeth. You can use the dental cost calculator to calculate the average cost of dental services in your major city.



FAQ: Orthognathic Surgery

Braces and orthodontics may not be enough to correct severe bite issues. Class 2 overbites and Class 3 underbites are quite common along with crossbites. Some people may choose not to correct them, but for others it is quite a life changing experience. A poor bite can lead to issues such as TMJ, speech problems and difficult chewing properly. With the help of orthognathic surgery in conjunction with braces, your bite can be drastically improved.

Read the frequently asked questions about orthognathic jaw surgery and also real life case studies. The case studies were put together in order to give you an idea of exactly what to expect and how to go about it the right way.


Tom Cruise With Braces

Famous People With Braces

Did you know that many famous celebrities got their Hollywood smiles by way of orthodontics? There are several well-known cases of celebrities that have undergone braces treatment before and during their careers. One of the most notable would have to be Tom Cruise who had clear braces put on and he wore them proudly.

With changing technologies in hidden braces such as Invisalign, we are seeing fewer celebrities in public with traditional metal braces. However we have compiled a list of famous people with braces from the past that you may find interesting to know were not born with those perfect teeth.


FAQ: Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment does not discriminate against age. In fact adults of all ages are seeking orthodontics from metal braces to hidden braces such as Invisalign to improve their smile. In many cases an adult had orthodontic treatment as a teenager and their teeth slowly shifted over the years most likely from not wearing their retainer. In any situation, more and more adults find that getting their teeth in line is a great investment. Here we have put together a list of frequently asked questions for adult orthodontics patients.


Orthodontic Costs For Parents

As a parent shopping for orthodontic treatment for your teenager, you will be surprised to learn of the different types of orthodontics available along with the variable braces pricing. It is always recommended to get several opinions from multiple orthodontist or dentist when looking for the best treatment for your child. Family and friend referrals are always beneficial also. The average cost of braces will vary by major city and doctor. Payment plans are available in most practices to help afford orthodontic treatment.


Why Get Braces?

Getting braces is a decision that is faced by most people at sometime in their life. While some are lucky enough to have straight teeth through genetics and luck, the rest of us will commit to modern orthodontics to get the smile we want. A good smile is important to many people along with the functionality of your teeth and bite. Your overall appearance can change too depending on the situation of your orthodontic needs. You can look at our before and after photo gallery to get an idea of facial improvements due to braces. There are many reasons to get braces and we have covered them in detail in our getting braces guide.


Recently Answered Questions

  • Underbite Jaw Surgery and Now Have Sleep Apnea?

    I had a surgery about 14 years ago to fix a bad underbite issue. The doctor moved my lower jaw back, and my upper jaw foward. Now i have been digonesed with sleep apena. I am wondering if the surgery could have possably contrubited to my sleep...

  • What is a build out as opposed to a root canel?

    I had my 4 front teeth prepared for crowns and two teeth (I was told) would need crowns at a later date if I did not have a build up done at the time of the preparation. Well let me tell you that I have been sick with infection ever since that and...

  • What Needs To Be Done For A Bad Toothache?

    Hi im having a bad toothache on upper rear between my wisdom tooth and in front of it around the gum line. My whole right side of my face hurts what can it be? and what needs to be done to me?

  • How long do i have to wait until i can play sport after a root canal?

    hi how long do i have to wait until i can do boxing after a root canal in the tooth beside me two front?

  • Is it safe to wait till i can see a dentist

    i havnt been to the dentist in 5 years so i have a lot of problems but one that im very worried about is a possibility of a tooth abscess. the gums underneath my lower left molars are painful when i put pressure on then its not unbearable pain and...

  • Where would the injection site be for an Occlusal amalgam on tooth # 19?

    Where would the injection site be for an Occlusal amalgam on tooth # 19?

  • Can You Get Braces If You Have Bad Gum Disease?

    Is it common to go through braces when you have BAD peridontial disease? Do they help to stablize the teeth?

  • Pain From Crowns?

    1 week ago I received 2 crowns. I believe it was 3 and 15. Assuming 3 is on the bottom, I am having nagging constant pain in that region of my mouth and it goes away with the use of NSAID's. Is this normal to feel this pain from just a crown?

  • When to fit dentures

    I am having the last six front upper and the last six lower front teeth removed on Monday. I found out yesterday that my dentures aren't finished so they will not be put into my mouth until Thursday. I am worried that my gums will be to swollen by...

  • Reshaping A Porcelain With Metal Crown

    In July, I had root canal and porcelain with metal crowns done on tooth 7 & 8. Tooth 7 looked slanted and the dentist reshaped both teeth with a tool which left the bottoms rough, not smooth. An uncomfortable feeling. My tongue can move tooth 8....

Recently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring my teeth forward?

    Hey, i asked my dentist if he Gould bring my teeth forward , he said that i have a case where the upper bone of my teeth ( i don't know how it's called ) is pushed back & not my teeth so he can't do anything . instead he said that he can bring...

  • Do I have TMD/TMJ and will I need surgery to realign my jaw?

    Hi, ever since I was little, and to confirm my parents said it started from when I was 3 years old, I am almost 19 years old. I've always had a problem with my jaw. Every time I open my mouth the left side of my jaw will always click, no matter...

  • Filling received one month ago still very sensitive and painful.

    Hi there, Over four weeks ago, I received composite fillings in about 16 teeth. I just got out of braces about two months ago, am in a vacuum formed retainer (no issues until now), and decided to get some fillings replaced and address some new...

  • My dentist says that my braces will be removed next week, I don't know why?

    I have been wearing braces for about 3 years. My dentist says that I will be removing them next week. But my teeth are not even aligned. They are not straight and my bottom teeth look slanted. I also have a popping noise in my right jaw which causes...

  • I have a hole in my tooth the pain is unbearable.

    Can I use temparin max to fill the hole temporary until my insurance kicks in on Friday? Or any suggestions for the severe pain?

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