Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Orthodontic care is a life-changing experience! Choosing which treatment you should get can be a learning curve, but our team at Bowen Family Orthodontics is here to help you make an informed decision about your oral health. Read on to learn more about the basics of care, what to keep in mind for your decision, and the various treatment options we provide!


Defining Orthodontic Care

Specializing in helping you achieve the smile you deserve, orthodontists diagnose, treat, and prevent teeth and jaw misalignment. Professionals like Dr. Bowen have spent over a decade training to help patients like you keep their dental health in check and protect it from common orthodontic complications, such as malocclusion, protruding teeth, bite issues, crowding and more. At Bowen Family Orthodontics, we can support you in doing so with the help of various treatments to accommodate the different lifestyles of our community.

Our office provides treatments such as metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners to help you achieve your smile goals and feel more confident! The American Association of Orthodontics recommends your first appointment be around age seven so we can monitor your teeth as they grow and step in with simple treatment when necessary to prevent more invasive procedures later.

Schedule Your Free Consultation!

Bowen Family Orthodontics provides free consultations to new patients interested in learning more about their orthodontic needs, what can be done to reach their goals, and what makes our friendly office an incredible choice for care. 

During this time, Dr. Bowen and our team will look over x-rays and produce a 3-D model of your teeth through a digital impression so we can help you make an informed decision on your oral health. This is also the perfect time to ask questions you’ve been holding on to that could help you settle on an appliance.


What to Take Into Account in Your Treatment Decision

Choosing a Removable Vs. Fixed Appliance

A lot goes into deciding what care route to take, but knowing the difference between a removable and a fixed appliance can help you do so. The former includes clear aligners, which can be removed throughout treatment. This is a great choice for those looking for a subtle appearance, though they require more responsibility and compliance to stay on schedule.

On the other hand, fixed appliances such as metal and clear braces stay bonded to your teeth throughout treatment. Some changes will need to be made to your eating habits and daily oral health routine to keep them in perfect condition. However, you don’t have to worry about remembering when to take it out and put it back on.

How Long Does Treatment Last?

One of the most commonly asked questions is how long treatment will last. Patients usually wear their appliance for one to three years before reaching their smile goals. It is easier to provide an exact answer after knowing more details about your case, such as your current oral health, appliance choice, age, and other factors. Some take a little longer or a little shorter, depending on the severity of the case.

Matching Your Budget

One of our team’s primary goals is to provide a reasonable price for high-quality results at Bowen Family Orthodontics. We believe price should never stand in the way of pursuing treatment, so our team will walk you through payment plan options to fit your budget stress-free. 

We also accept more insurance plans than any other orthodontic office in Mullica Hill, including but not limited to Aetna, Dentegra, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Guardian, and Metlife. If your insurance policy is not listed here, contact us, and we can provide more information. For more information, you can also visit our Financing & Insurance webpage.


Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

What Treatment Options Do We Provide?

Metal Braces

Known for their effectiveness, metal braces have been around for years but remain a prevalent choice due to their dependability and increasingly comfortable design. Now smaller than ever, they are made up of brackets, wires, elastics, and other components that place constant slight pressure on your teeth to shift them over time.

This budget-friendly option provides long-lasting results that will preserve your teeth for years, no matter the diagnosis’s complexity! 

Clear Braces

Using the same technology as their metal counterpart, clear braces are an excellent choice for those looking to improve their smile with a subtle appearance. The ceramic, tooth-colored brackets blend in and provide a low profile. This appliance offers a comfortable feel inside your mouth, so you don’t have to worry about agitation due to friction against your lips, gums, and cheeks.   

Invisalign Clear Aligners

For those looking to realign their teeth but interested in a removable option that doesn’t use brackets, Invisalign clear aligners may be perfect for you. They are another nearly invisible choice comprising a series of clear trays that slowly shift your teeth into place over time. Depending on your lifestyle, this removable appliance may provide more freedom as you don’t need to worry about food restrictions or extra care during everyday oral care.


Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Make an Informed Decision with Bowen Family Orthodontics

Now that you know more about your treatment options at Bowen Family Orthodontics, we hope you feel more confident in beginning your care with us! The expert team at our Mullica Hill practice is ready to help you take the next step by scheduling your free consultation today. We can’t wait to meet you!