Do I need braces?

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If you are looking for a braces provider, Dr. Ronald Lints and the team at Dr. Lints Orthodontics have the knowledge and experience to advise their patients in Suttons Bay MI about orthodontic treatment options. If the question is “Do I need braces?”, the answer may be easy to discern.

What are braces?

This form of orthodontic treatment comprised of metal brackets, a bonding substance, and an archwire that connects the brackets together. A thorough examination by Dr. Ronald Lints will help determine what needs to be fixed and identify a goal position for the teeth in question. Metal brackets are adhered to the front surfaces of the teeth with a special dental adhesive. These brackets serve as an anchor for the archwire, which is the source of pressure that is used to move your teeth. The pressure exerted pushes the teeth into the desired position throughout the course of treatment.

What are the benefits of braces?

The long-term goal of this form of treatment is a set of nicely ordered teeth. Correctly positioned teeth make cleaning, brushing, and flossing easier and more effective. A set of properly aligned teeth work more efficiently, are nicer to smile with, and contribute to the overall health and well-being of the patient.

Do I need braces?

They are an effective treatment option, even for those with the most serious cases of malocclusions (they can work to turn teeth or shift them upwards or downwards from the upper jaw). A malocclusion is a misalignment of the teeth in the mouth. Some examples are overjet, open bite, crossbite, overbite, underbite, and spacing problems. These issues benefit from early intervention, and the most effective way to treat them is with braces.

When should I get braces?

A patient’s age, the severity of the malocclusion, and the cost of treatment are important considerations when considering orthodontic treatment with braces. Children as young as 7 years old should have their first appointment to examine the progress of their still growing teeth. Once a child loses all of their baby teeth and their adult teeth have finished growing in, there is no age limit to braces.

How much do braces cost?

Orthodontic treatment can be expensive, but comparatively, braces are not as expensive as other orthodontic treatment options. Insurance may cover some costs, and supplemental insurance is available. A payment plan stretched across the length of treatment can make the process more affordable. Braces are the most effective treatment option for severe malocclusions, but they are indicated in a range of cases.

Dr. Lints and the team at Dr. Lints Orthodontics can help determine if orthodontic treatment with braces in Suttons Bay MI or the Leelanau County area is the appropriate approach for your needs.


Dr. Ronald Lints and the team at Dr. Lints Orthodontics are experts in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Suttons Bay MI, 49682 zip code area, Leelanau County MI, Traverse City MI, and Elk Rapids MI or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ronald Lints contact Dr. Lints Orthodontics at: 231-922-7210

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Traverse City Office
4020 Copper View #240
Traverse City, MI 49684

Suttons Bay Office
408 N St Jospehs St
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Elk Rapids Office
126 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

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