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We are an orthodontist near you - proudly serving the Pittsburgh, Cranberry & Wexford areas with a priority of providing you and your loved ones with excellent care in a fun, family-friendly environment.
Here, you're more than a patient... You're a part of our family. Our skilled, professional orthodontic team members are ready, dedicated, and passionate about helping you achieve your dream smile.
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Braces are the tried and true method to give you high-quality, consistent results. We offer a variety of options to fit your lifestyle: hidden, clear, or traditional.
Having braces no longer means bulky and noticeable. In fact, many of today's braces are made from either clear or natural tooth-colored materials to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative.
Patients of all ages can benefit from braces and achieve the smile of their dreams. While it is easier to influence the position of teeth in a growing mouth, adult patients can have just as much success in this treatment as our younger patients. In fact, we’ve found that more adults than ever are seeking braces treatment so they can get a happier and healthier smile that will serve them well for years to come.
Our team is dedicated to crafting treatment plans that specifically address each of our patient’s unique orthodontic needs and goals. This means that every patient’s treatment timeline looks a little different depending on the extent of their issues that require correction. While every case varies, most of our patients get their braces off within one to two years after starting treatment.
While braces are well known for straightening teeth and improving appearances, you may not know they have an impact on not only your oral health but your overall health as well. Orthodontic issues, such as overcrowded teeth or misaligned jaws, can contribute to discomfort while chewing, biting, speaking, and more. It can also be difficult to properly clean your teeth while brushing and flossing if certain teeth are hidden behind others. Over time, this may lead to plaque buildup that results in tooth decay or loss. Braces work to correct these issues so your smile functions better and can be kept cleaner.
Generally, there is a short adjustment period when you get your braces on to get used to the feeling of the metal appliance. You also may feel slight discomfort as your teeth begin to shift into place for your desired results. While this pain is usually minimal and passing, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible as you begin this exciting journey. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort while in treatment, we suggest you take any over-the-counter pain medicine or apply braces wax to the part of the appliance that is irritating your mouth.
The cost of braces varies depending on your unique treatment plan and the extent of your orthodontic issues. We believe that going through braces treatment is an investment of time and money into amazing results that will last a lifetime. That being said, we understand that affording treatment takes some budgetary planning. We offer flexible financing plans that can be customized based on your needs. We also work with insurance providers to help cover the costs of braces. We never want our patients to think a beautiful smile is out of their reach, so our team works diligently to remove any roadblocks.
Clear aligners are the most comfortable and discreet option available. Not only are aligners invisible, but they're also removable for when you're eating or drinking.
Achieve your dream smile faster without brackets or wires. These clear aligners can be used to tackle orthodontic problems big and small, all while blending in flawlessly with your natural smile.
Caring for your aligners is simple, and you can clean them daily during your oral health care routine. After you finish brushing your teeth and flossing, we recommend that you take your toothbrush and some warm water and gently scrub the inside and outside of your aligners to free them of harmful bacteria and food debris. This step is essential because you don’t want to put dirty aligners back on freshly cleaned teeth and further tooth problems.
Every treatment at Bridge City Braces begins with a free ortho consult. We will assess your orthodontic needs and discuss your expectations for treatment during this time. The first step of the Invisalign process is to use a digital scanner to give us a complete picture of your smile so that we can digitally construct a model. Our team uses this digital model to show you what your teeth look like after completing Invisalign treatment. It also allows us to print aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and provide ultimate comfort.
Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners that have been slightly altered to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. These aligners are printed in a thermoplastic called SmartTrack® that has been engineered for patient comfort. Your Invisalign aligners are easily removable, so you can take them out for special occasions or just to eat and drink. Invisalign gives you complete flexibility to enjoy your corrective treatment in a way that works for you and results in a happier and healthier smile.
For the best results, we encourage you to wear your Invisalign for at least 20-22 hours a day. For your teeth to shift into place for your dream smile, they need to have consistent pressure to keep them from moving back into their original positions. While it’s essential for you to wear your aligners for the majority of the day, you still have time to remove your aligners to eat, drink, and more.
No! You can eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about breaking your appliance or prolonging your treatment. Just remember to take your aligners out before you start eating and put them back in when you’re done.
There is a common misconception that you don’t have to visit your dentist during corrective treatment. While we are experts in our field, dentists and orthodontists specialize in different aspects of your oral health. You should continue attending your regularly scheduled visits with your general dentist to ensure that you maintain excellent oral health.
The entire staff at Bridge City Braces is awesome! Always very polite and smiling! They always try to work with you to make the experience as easy and convenient as possible! I highly suggest Bridge City Braces!
Great experience and great staff. Welcoming friendly and explained what was needed. We feel confident entrusting Bridge City Braces!
Such a great experience with Bridge City Braces from the start of our daughter’s orthodontic journey to the end 😁 We love the entire staff! Such a friendly atmosphere from the moment we scheduled our consultation.
We love Bridge City Braces! We now have our second child in braces and we can't be more pleased with their care! All our of questions are always answered promptly and thoroughly. They are super accommodating with our busy schedules. Dr. Martin and his staff are wonderful!