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Justison and Gladnick Family Dentistry
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE

FAQs: Interceptive Orthodontics (Braces)

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Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we are asked by patients, as well as excerpts from Dr. Gladnick's column in the Wilmington News Journal's "Ask the Dentist."


Interceptive Orthodontics (Braces)

Besides protecting your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), eliminating muscle pain, relieving headaches, and protecting the enamel on your teeth, there are sizable financial savings to using a nightguard versus taking care of dental problems that may arise from not using one. 

Cost of a Nightguard

Let's do the math. A nightguard will cost about $650. The cost of a single crown that will be needed to protect a tooth that has lost its enamel because of constant grinding is about $1200. Multiply this by six (or more) teeth, and you are approaching $10,000. If there is damage to the joint itself, an operation to repair the joint can cost about $30,000. 

Call Our Dental Office to Learn More

The decision to simply protect your teeth and joints with an inexpensive night guard seems like a good decision both economically and medically. If you would like to learn more information about nightguards, call Justison and Gladnick Family Dentistry today! Our entire dental team is thrilled to meet you and the entire family.

Braces are a tried and true way to straighten your teeth, relying on brackets and wires to gently shift your teeth into straight and upright positions over time.

Many patients want braces because they desire a beautiful smile, but there are other benefits many don’t consider.

3 Benefits of Braces in Wilmington, DE

Having a straight smile can certainly boost your confidence, but let’s explore how beautifully aligned teeth can benefit your oral health.

#1 Caring for Straight Teeth Is Simple

When your teeth are lined up all in a row, there are fewer hiding places for plaque and bacteria to collect. Brushing and flossing are easier and more effective.

#2 Straight Teeth Reduce Tooth Wear

A misaligned bite puts stress on specific teeth while others have nothing to do during chewing. Aligning your bite is an excellent way to relieve that stress, which may mean fewer cavities or fractures in the future.

#3 Straight Teeth Can Contribute to Your Success

Success can be measured by your happiness. When you feel good about yourself, you are certainly happier. And feeling confident shows in everything you do.

Contact Your Dentist in Wilmington, DE

To learn whether braces are right for your smile and life goals, reach out to a team member to arrange a consultation with your dentist today.

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