Braces are one of the most effective and time-tested orthodontic solutions for people who want to correct misaligned teeth and restore a natural smile. More than four million Americans wear braces – the vast majority being children, but also many adults in various age groups.
Types of Braces
These are traditional metal braces, which continue to be used today because of their efficacy in treating severe cases of teeth overcrowding and misalignment. This non-invasive solution enables orthodontists to move your teeth in a controlled manner and in small increments to give you back a healthy smile.
While metal braces are more noticeable than clear braces, innovations over the years have made them more visually appealing compared to the past. You will have a variety of color choices for both the metal brackets and the elastic bands. Metal braces are non-removable, and you should be prepared to wear them and care for them according to your orthodontist’s advice.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear ceramic braces are a more esthetic alternative to metal braces because they are less noticeable when you are wearing them. At Delligatti & Milewski Orthodontics we use 3M Clarity™ brackets, which are clear ceramic braces that offer the treatment control and versatility you need to deliver precise and predictable outcomes, as well as create a beautiful and confident smile.
Clear braces are available today in a range of materials, but ceramic is the most commonly used material because it is relatively more transparent and stain resistant. Quality of your clear braces is important, and you should make sure to work with an orthodontist who is able to provide you a dependable option, while helping you to achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe, subtle, and timely manner. 3M Clarity™ braces are designed with both orthodontists and patients in mind, delivering a range of flexible, individualized esthetic treatment options.
INVISALIGN or 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners
Invisalign or Clarity Aligners from 3M are one of the most reliable and superior quality choices for invisible braces. These invisible aligners will be nearly clear from the outside, and are custom created to straighten misaligned teeth, eliminate the gap between teeth, and correct crowded teeth. A dedicated orthodontist will be able to guide your teeth gradually in the desired position using the clear aligner system, while keeping you comfortable throughout the treatment.
Your treatment with Invisalign or 3M Clarity Aligners will involve a digital, custom treatment plan to determine how precisely your teeth will move and what would be the estimated time to restore your smile. You will be provided with a series of clear aligners designed just for you. You will be required to wear each aligner for about a week or two, depending on your specific treatment plan.
Aligners are removable, which gives you the flexibility to take them off while eating, drinking or for any special occasion. For best results, your goal should be to wear your clear braces for at least 22 hours per day.
How to Pay for Your Braces?
You will have a choice to pay for your orthodontic braces treatment through private pay, private health insurance, and Medicaid (Keystone First, Health or Kids Partners, Aetna Better Health, United Healthcare Community Plan, CHIP or Gateway/SmileNet). DelliGatti and Milewski Orthodontic Group also offers payment plans. Some of the current forms of insurance the dental practice accepts include:
- Aetna (HMO, DMO, PPO)
- Cigna (HMO, PPO)
- Connection Dental
- Concordia Plus
- United Concordia
- United Health Care
To get started with orthodontic treatment, you will begin with a consultation. Afterwards, we will submit the consultation to your insurance or Medicaid. Your insurance provider will then let you know how much of the treatment they will cover. In some cases, braces are covered 100%.
Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation Today
Not sure how to pay for your braces? Schedule your consultation with our team today. Call us at 215-214-5994 (Philadelphia) or 215-283-2440 (Blue Bell/Ambler) or contact us online.