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Orthodontics in Long Valley

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Orthodontic Options for All Ages, from Teens to Adults

A wide range of orthodontic solutions is available to enhance smiles for every family member, whether they’re young adults or more seasoned individuals. While we take pride in perfecting your smile, orthodontic care also plays a crucial role in improving your dental health. Misaligned teeth and an uneven bite not only make cleaning difficult but can also cause discomfort and even pain. Fortunately, orthodontic treatments can address these problems, sometimes in as little as six months.

How to Determine If Orthodontics Is Right for You

Consider orthodontic treatment if you encounter any of the following issues:

  • Overbite: Your upper teeth protrude significantly.
  • Spacing: Noticeable gaps between your teeth.
  • Underbite: Your lower teeth extend past your upper teeth.
  • Crowding: Teeth overlap or are too close to floss effectively.
  • Crossbite: Your upper and lower teeth don’t align properly.
  • Pain: Persistent headaches, jaw discomfort, or pain in the upper back and neck.

Orthodontic Treatment Varieties

A variety of orthodontic treatment options are available to suit different personal requirements and budgets. Here are some common choices:

Traditional Braces

Often the first image that comes to mind with braces is bulky metal brackets and wires. However, today’s brackets are much smaller, less obtrusive, yet equally effective. They are simpler to maintain and more comfortable to wear.

Clear Braces

For those who prefer a less noticeable option, clear braces are a popular choice, especially among adults. These braces offer the effectiveness of traditional orthodontics with a stealthier appearance, making it hard for anyone to notice at a glance that you’re wearing them.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, like Invisalign, have become increasingly popular. These are custom-made, transparent trays that gradually move your teeth to their optimal position. They fit tightly yet comfortably and can be removed for eating, oral hygiene, or important social and professional events.

The Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment In Long Valley

Typically, with standard insurance coverage, the out-of-pocket cost for orthodontic treatment ranges from $3,000 to over $5,000. Following an oral examination, we can provide you with a precise estimate to help you understand the extent of coverage your insurance provides and your actual out-of-pocket expenses. Without insurance, the cost for orthodontic procedures generally falls between $4,000 and $6,000+.

Understanding Orthodontic Treatment Costs

To assess the cost of orthodontic care, several factors need consideration:

  • The initial state of your oral health, including teeth and gums.
  • The extent of movement your teeth require.
  • The type of orthodontic procedure you opt for.
  • The duration of your treatment.

Since each individual’s dental situation is unique, the most effective way to determine which treatment suits you and estimate your costs is by visiting us for a consultation. Share your dental aspirations with us, allow us to assess your oral health, and we will develop a customized treatment plan to meet your desires and requirements.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. This early assessment allows orthodontists to detect and evaluate any issues that may need early intervention. However, orthodontic treatment isn’t just for children; adults can also benefit from orthodontics, as teeth can be adjusted at any age.

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies widely depending on the individual’s dental issues, the type of treatment selected, and how well the patient complies with care guidelines. On average, treatment with braces or aligners typically lasts between 18 to 36 months, but simpler cases may require less time, and more complex situations might need longer.

While orthodontic treatments are generally safe, they do carry some risks. These can include minor tooth decay due to inadequate brushing and flossing around brackets and aligners, potential root resorption (shortening of tooth roots), or loss of correction if retainers are not worn as advised post-treatment. It’s important to follow all care instructions and maintain regular check-ups to mitigate these risks.

Metal braces consist of traditional metal brackets attached to the teeth, connected by wires, and periodically tightened to align the teeth. Ceramic braces work similarly but are made with tooth-colored or clear materials, making them less visible. Clear aligners are nearly invisible trays that fit over the teeth, which can be removed for eating and cleaning. Each type has its advantages, depending on the patient’s needs and aesthetic preferences.

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is crucial during orthodontic treatment. This involves regular brushing and flossing to remove food particles and plaque from around braces and aligners. Using a fluoride toothpaste and an antiseptic mouthwash can help prevent tooth decay and gum problems. Additionally, it’s important to avoid hard and sticky foods that can damage orthodontic devices. Regular visits to the orthodontist for adjustments and to the dentist for cleanings are also vital.

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Denise
3 months ago
This Dental office is absolutely the very best! I'm a person whom is afraid all the time and Cazes has been beyond phenomenal ✨️ with myself and my husband. We are extremely grateful and highly reccomend them.
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Isabel Speronza
3 months ago
Cazes Family Dentistry is the most wonderful place for your teeth!! :-) I have some anxiety surrounding dental work, and they are just so wonderful. Courtney is the best dental hygienist- she is kind and calm; she will slow down if anything becomes too much, and she is so understanding and patient. She’s also really nice to chat to beforehand. Dr. Emma- what can I say about my favorite dentist? Dr. Emma got me over my initial fear when I brought my then 5 year old to her. She was so good with my daughter that when I found out she took adults I felt comfortable confessing that it had been YEARS since I had gone to the dentist. We worked through my anxiety and her positive attitude, kindness, and compassion has kept me coming back consistently over the last two years. I hope you consider Cazes for all your dental needs!
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Debi Quinn
3 months ago
The people at Cazes are all wonderful and make you feel completely at ease. The hygienist was very efficient and sweet. Dr Janice was terrific and both seemed to generally care.
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XYZ
3 months ago
Both Dr. Cazes are wonderful! My husband and I have been patients there for about a year. The office staff is friendly, accommodating and professional. Dr. Cazes is caring and very sensitive to her patients’ needs. I highly recommend seeing either one of the Dr. Cazes.
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Hasan dagdelen
3 months ago
I had a very pleasant experience. There was a little bit of anxiety when I was heading in, however, all of it flew out the window. They were very helpful on how and what has to done, explaining the procedures, giving advice on whats the best approach to the matter. It was a perfect experience.
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Denise
3 months ago
This Dental office is absolutely the very best! I'm a person whom is afraid all the time and Cazes has been beyond phenomenal ✨️ with myself and my husband. We are extremely grateful and highly reccomend them.
More
Isabel Speronza
3 months ago
Cazes Family Dentistry is the most wonderful place for your teeth!! :-) I have some anxiety surrounding dental work, and they are just so wonderful. Courtney is the best dental hygienist- she is kind and calm; she will slow down if anything becomes too much, and she is so understanding and patient. She’s also really nice to chat to beforehand. Dr. Emma- what can I say about my favorite dentist? Dr. Emma got me over my initial fear when I brought my then 5 year old to her. She was so good with my daughter that when I found out she took adults I felt comfortable confessing that it had been YEARS since I had gone to the dentist. We worked through my anxiety and her positive attitude, kindness, and compassion has kept me coming back consistently over the last two years. I hope you consider Cazes for all your dental needs!
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Debi Quinn
3 months ago
The people at Cazes are all wonderful and make you feel completely at ease. The hygienist was very efficient and sweet. Dr Janice was terrific and both seemed to generally care.
More
XYZ
3 months ago
Both Dr. Cazes are wonderful! My husband and I have been patients there for about a year. The office staff is friendly, accommodating and professional. Dr. Cazes is caring and very sensitive to her patients’ needs. I highly recommend seeing either one of the Dr. Cazes.
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Hasan dagdelen
3 months ago
I had a very pleasant experience. There was a little bit of anxiety when I was heading in, however, all of it flew out the window. They were very helpful on how and what has to done, explaining the procedures, giving advice on whats the best approach to the matter. It was a perfect experience.
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