How to Make Braces Work for You

Posted on January 8, 2024 | First Time

How to Make Braces Work for You

Let’s not beat around the bush, our patients don’t get braces to improve their style. Braces are a stepping stone, not the end goal. You may be concerned about the cost, time commitment, or possible discomfort of braces. We understand, and we’re here to make sure none of these factors hinder your orthodontic treatment.

Whether it’s your smile or your child’s, Blossom’s goal is the same—straighten teeth in the most efficient and comfortable way possible.

Conquer the Unknown (of Braces)

The first step of a successful braces journey is deciding to get them. We know the situation isn’t always so simple, and that’s why the Blossom team wants to address some of the common concerns that we see often when it comes to potential patients. 

Am I Too Old for Braces?

Everybody deserves a fair shot at straight teeth. At Blossom we have the technology and expertise to provide excellent care to patients of all ages. The braces journey might look a little different for adults, but it’s the same result—a smile that makes you want to smile. 

Do Braces Hurt?

Some of us have heard horror stories about the pain and suffering caused by braces… Some of us have even experienced them firsthand. Luckily, those stories are fiction here at Blossom. New technology and revised methods have made getting braces in today’s age a piece of cake—relatively. You can still expect some discomfort, but our services are built around trying to minimize that feeling. 

I Don’t Have Time for Braces

Once you’ve gotten your braces on, it’s not so cost-effective to turn around and get them removed immediately. It takes time for the braces to perform their function, and that can discourage patients from moving forward. 

At Blossom, we want to help you minimize that time commitment. 

Our orthodontic team considers all options before recommending anything, and our goal is to align your smile as quickly (and effectively) as possible. The best way our patients can help expedite the process is by following their customized treatment plan. Blossom also schedules checkup appointments to confirm everything is going as expected and help prevent unnecessary holdups. 

All good things take time, and a properly-aligned smile is well worth it. The sooner you get started, the sooner we can help you through it. 

What About the Cost? 

You hear all the time that “braces are an investment,” and they are, but an investment shouldn’t need to break the bank for a decent return. We can set up customizable payment plans or treatment schedules that fit each patient’s individual needs. Before you let the cost of braces deter you from the smile you want, talk to a Blossom team member. Insurance and incremental billing can help make the process more affordable. 

Keep Your Teeth Clean

Beyond understanding the braces journey, there are other ways to make it easier—like oral hygiene.

Oral hygiene is crucial when wearing braces. The extra metal can catch food debris before it’s washed out of the mouth, leading to plaque buildup (and bad breath). Brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing daily can help avoid these issues. In addition, our team supplies patients with the proper tools to rinse and reach every part of the mouth. 

Pick the Style You Like

Will having braces ever be “cool”? 

Short answer, It depends. To the experts at Blossom, the answer is always yes. Still, we understand that non-orthodontic specialists likely feel different about wearing braces. That’s why we offer a range of brackets and aligners. More discreet options like ceramic braces and clear aligners can make patients feel more comfortable throughout their journey. 

Choose the Right Orthodontist

Our final piece of unbiased advice is to pick your orthodontist wisely. If you’re looking for an overpriced, rushed, and/or painful braces experience, there are still plenty of offices you could go to—but that’s not how we handle it. 

At Blossom, we take pride in our extensive experience and prioritization of patient comfort. Our staff takes a genuine interest in improving our patients’ lives. Help us help you, reach out and take the first step towards the smile that will make you smile. 

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