Braces FAQ

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Winning Smiles Orthodontics offers braces to the residents in and around Washington, DC; Bowie, MD; Hyattsville, MD; Prince George’s County; Montgomery County; and Anne Arundel County.

At Winning Smiles Orthodontics are happy to answer any questions you may have about braces. During our more than 15 years as a trusted orthodontics provider, our mission has been to provide courteous, respectful, and responsive treatment to our braces patients. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive about braces.

Am I a Good Candidate for Braces?

Braces are a possibility for people of virtually any age. Your compatibility with our braces will depend on a variety of factors. When you meet with us, we will conduct a thorough review of your dental history and listen closely to your concerns. By treating you as an individual, we can better determine whether braces would be a good option for you.

Why Do I Need Braces?

There are a variety of reasons that we may recommend braces for his patients. Some of the more common concerns that require braces include crooked or gapped teeth and bite irregularities.

How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?

The length of time you need to wear your braces will be dependent on your age and the severity of your condition as well as other factors. Although many patients will wear their braces for an average of 22 months, the process can range from 12 to 30 months.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The cost of braces varies depending on the patient. At Winning Smiles Orthodontics, will be happy to talk with you about braces costs during your initial consultation.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Braces?

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of braces. Because every policy is different, the staff at Winning Smiles Orthodontics will review your information and help determine the status of your braces coverage.

Do You Have Financing for Braces?

Yes. We provide financing through CareCredit as an option for any out-of-pocket braces expenses you may have. Winning Smiles Orthodontics also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our braces patients.

Do Braces Hurt?

Most of our patients at Winning Smiles Orthodontics do not find braces painful. There may be a little discomfort after the initial application and following some of your appointments. This aching or tenderness is temporary and can be eased with over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

How Often Will I Have Appointments for My Braces?

The schedule for your appointments will be based on your individual needs. Our braces patients normally have appointments every five to 10 weeks.

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At Winning Smiles Orthodontics, “A Winning Smile Is Always in Style!” Our team recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. Our services have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents of Bowie, MD; Hyattsville, MD; Prince George’s County; Montgomery County; and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-242-3091 today to schedule your free initial consultation!