Greeley Braces

Contents: What are Braces Types? | Adult | Adolescent | Children | How much it Costs? | Appointment | FAQ


Dental braces are oral appliances that orthodontists use to correct crowded teeth and jaws. Here’s what you need to know and what to expect when getting dental braces at Taft Hill Orthodontics.

Types of Braces

Adults bracesDental braces treat the following issues:

  • crooked teeth or overcrowded teeth
  • There is gap or too much space between the teeth
  • Upper front teeth that overlap the lower teeth, either vertically (overbite) or horizontally (overjet)
  • Upper front teeth that bite behind the lower ones (underbite)
  • Misalignment in the jaw which can cause an uneven bite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite malocclusion
  • Crossbite
  • Deep bites

Before, the only option to treat these types of issues is wire-based, metallic braces that are commonly used by teens. Today, modern dentistry has introduced a variety of solutions to straighten the teeth which make this treatment not only available for teens but for kids and adults as well.

Clear braces

Clear Braces contain tooth-colored brackets, tooth-colored bands, and colored archwire. The brackets are made to match the color of your natural teeth. Tooth-colored bands are also available to teens and adolescents. The metallic archwires are tooth-colored as well for pleasing aesthetics.


Clear aligners are sets of clear, removable plastic aligners that can be worn on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. These work similarly to braces by exerting force through the use of the plastic aligners when worn. These new sets of aligners will need to be worn by the patient for two weeks then replace a new set after that. The final set of aligners will serve as retainers that the patient will wear for a few months to prevent the teeth from shifting back. Invisalign is available to teens, as well as adults.

Lingual braces

Most patients prefer not to have their braces visible. We offer Lingual Braces which have the brackets and wires attached to the inner, or lingual surfaces of the teeth to make it invisible. Lingual Braces are similar in design to traditional braces and it also contains wires to which the archwire passes. The archwire must be frequently adjusted to ensure your teeth align properly.

Metal braces

Metal Braces are the first type of orthodontic appliance to treat orthodontic issues. These arm made of standard Metal Braces in high-quality stainless steel alloys that are attached to the teeth using special adhesive cement. It has specified slots that allow for the passage of the archwire. The archwire is attached to the brackets with the help of “ties” or rubber elastics.


Braces for adults

braces for kids in GreeleyA lot of people think that dental braces are only for kids and teens. But in reality, people of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Even patients ages over 50 years old can get this treatment. The reason most are younger patients is that it is easier to correct teeth alignment issues at that age range. The only difference when braces are used in older patients is that it will take a lot of time to get to the desired results. If you don’t like the look of metal braces, there are many less noticeable options for braces, and there are other types of treatment that won’t require you to have years of commitment. It’s not too late to get that even smile you’ve always wanted. From hidden lingual braces to removable clear aligners to traditional types, there is an orthodontics treatment for every budget and situation.


Braces for teenager

Braces for adolescents are common because this is the ideal age for orthodontic treatment. Teens are experiencing many biological changes in their mouths which makes it easy to mold their bite and improve their smile. They may feel anxious when fitting the metal braces, but fortunately, there have been many improvements since the “metal mouth” days and teens can choose to have colorful braces or have it hidden. We offer orthodontic headgear, Temporary Anchorage Devices, and orthodontic archwire solutions that will even please your teen.


Kids braces

We recommend having children age 7 years old to have an orthodontic evaluation. This is the best age to get braces as orthodontists will be able to easily detect the nature of misalignment and the severity of the case. The age when they’ll get braces is when most of their permanent teeth have grown – sometime between ages 8 and 14. Options like dental braces, retainer orthodontic devices, and orthodontic spacers for kids are available.


Dental braces cost

How much do dental braces cost?Since the cost of the braces are not cheap, it makes perfect sense to find a dentist that is near your home or work to save time and money on transportation. Look for a specialist who has great patient reviews. Our Team in Greeley has the expertise and education, as well as offer financial options that fit every need. We accept and offer in-house financing. Don’t let your worries about Invisalign cost or Clear Braces Cost stop you from looking at those options.


How much do Teeth Braces Cost?

Cost for Teeth braces is estimated to range from $3,000 to $7,000; depending on what type of dental braces are chosen. The price includes retainers. On average, Metal braces range between $3,000 to $ 7,500. Ceramic braces cost: $3,500 to $8,000. Lingual braces price: $8,000 to $13,000. Invisalign cost: $4,000 to $7,000.


Dental braces – Greeley @ Taft Hill Orthodontics

We offer various types of dental braces, both wire-based and plastic, to correct various issues with the teeth and jaw alignment. Schedule an appointment at our nearby office at Greeley, CO and discover your best options for achieving a healthy, even smile. Discover why our neighbors choose us for Colorado Orthodontics.


Dental Braces FAQ

What is the average cost of braces in 2020?

Statistics report by the American Dental Association (ADA), mentions that the cost for braces on average in children is from $3,000 to $6,000. The cost for adult braces is from $4000 to $7,000. The price could go higher or lower, depending on how long your treatment plan lasts.

How much does it cost monthly for braces?

The cost of dental braces per month depends on several factors. Typically the average cost per month on traditional braces is lower than any other types of braces. Visit our Taft Hill Orthodontics office to learn more about financing options for braces.

Which kind of braces are best?

Each type of braces has its unique sets of pros and cons which must be considered when deciding the right treatment for you. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Timothy Hardy, DDS to discuss what type of braces are best for you.

What is a good age to get braces?

Traditionally, treatment with dental braces begins when the child has lost most of their primary teeth, and majority of the permanent teeth have grown - which usually occurs from ages 8 and 14. When treatment is needed at an earlier age, dentists perform what is called an interceptive approach and it helps to treat patients who still have most of their baby teeth.

What braces do to your teeth?

Braces straighten the teeth by applying constant pressure to it and slowly encouraging the teeth to move into its desired position. The archwire is responsible for moving the teeth into position while the brackets keep it in its place.

Which braces are faster?

The type of braces that work the fastest is six-month smiles and Invisalign. Six-month smiles can straighten the alignment of your teeth in just six months. Invisalign, on the other hand, can treat patients from 12 to 24 months.

Can I get braces at 30?

People at this age can still benefit from the braces since the physical movement of the teeth has never changed. It is not too late at this age to treat overbite, underbite, or crowded teeth.

Can I get braces at 25?

There is no age treatment to get orthodontic treatment. Getting braces at this age is possible as long as the teeth and gums are healthy.

Can I get braces at 20?

At this age, the patient is still experiencing some jaw growth as the braces are moving the teeth. Your orthodontist can utilize his or her knowledge of bone growth to move the teeth in its proper position.

Why do braces take two years?

When the archwire gently pushes the teeth in its new position, the old bone tissues resorb, while the new bone tissues are formed. Since the old tissues are being removed, the teeth will be able to shift to the new position. The reason the teeth stay in their new position is that the new bone tissues have solidified the teeth in place. The process of bone solidification takes ten months.

Do braces affect speech?

At first, it will feel different having braces in your mouth. It will take for some time for you to get used to the feeling, but you’ll get used to it. Most patients don’t feel any significant changes to their speech after they adjusted to their new braces.

Do braces move your teeth every day?

Your teeth will gradually shift to its desired position. The change in position is minor and it is barely noticeable if you check on it every day. The teeth are moved by design, and there is biomechanics that dictates how the teeth will begin to shift into their new positions.

Is it OK to get braces at 15?

Braces are considered an optimal condition at this age because that's when the teeth are easiest to move around.

Is 16 too late for braces?

Braces are considered an optimal condition at this age because that's when the teeth are easiest to move around.

Is 18 too late for braces?

Many people didn't get the chance to have orthodontic treatment when the teeth are easiest to move around. Fortunately, it's never too late to get braces.

Is 20 too old for braces?

Orthodontic treatment at this age can be as successful for adults as it is for adolescents.

Should I get braces at 40?

It is never too late to have straighter teeth. Braces are great for adults as it can greatly improve their confidence. It can also help with their social and professional lives. The good news is getting braces as an adult can be more affordable than on younger patients.

Is 35 too old for braces?

It is never too late to have a beautiful and healthy smile. Braces are a great confidence booster in adults. It can also help with their social and professional lives. The good news is getting braces as an adult can be more affordable than on younger patients.


Braces Near Me

Choosing a dentist near where you live or work is important to save time and money during the lifespan of this treatment. Expect to have several treatments and follow up appointments along with your routine visits later; thus, having a dental office nearby can make dental visits more convenient. Look for a specialist with excellent reviews for braces and one you feel comfortable with.

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