WildSmiles® in Atlanta, GA
Kids love to shape up their braces with WildSmiles®. WildSmiles® are uniquely designed brackets that are available in popular shapes, such as hearts and footballs. The latest craze in brackets actually makes wearing braces fun. If you live in the Atlanta area, and your child wants to go wild, contact board-certified orthodontists Dr. Ruchir Patel and Dr. Kal Thakkar at iClear Orthodontics for more information.
What Are WildSmiles®?
WildSmiles® are braces brackets that come in your favorite shapes. WildSmiles® turns braces into a fashion statement with flowers, stars, hearts, Super-Diamonds®, sports balls and footballs, rather than traditional square brackets. You can mix the shapes and add colored bands for a look that is all your own. WildSmiles® are safe to wear, as well as cool to wear. The brackets are made out of surgical quality stainless steel and are made in the USA. WildSmiles® braces meet all government quality and strength regulations.
How Do WildSmiles® Braces Work?
If you want WildSmiles® braces, you will have the opportunity to pick from an assortment of shapes including:
- Sports balls
The shapes that you pick will be the ones you wear the entire time that you have braces. WildSmiles® brackets are bonded to the front of your top six teeth. Since you can’t really see the other teeth anyways, regular metal brackets will be used on the remaining teeth.
Pick any shapes that you like. The shapes do not have to be the same, so you can mix and match and be as creative as you would like. Choose whatever brackets are meaningful to you or show off your personality. WildSmiles® can also be worn with colored bands, giving you even more opportunity to show off your wild side.
Benefits of WildSmiles®
Research has demonstrated that kids who are excited about their braces are more accepting of their orthodontic treatment. Kids who have worn WildSmiles® braces have reported that the brackets make them feel:
- Unique – WildSmiles® makes kids feel special and different.
- Empowered – Including kids in the decision-making process makes them feel in control of their treatment.
- Calm – When kids get excited about their braces, their anxiety goes away.
Do WildSmiles® Feel The Same As Other Braces?
WildSmiles® braces feel like any other type of metal braces and are comfortable to wear. The brackets are similar in thickness to traditional metal braces and are a bit thinner than ceramic braces.
How Are WildSmiles® Braces Attached?
WildSmiles® braces are attached to your teeth using the same process as Dr. Patel and Dr. Thakkar use for conventional metal braces. The only difference is the shape of the bracket.
Will WildSmiles® Work On My Teeth?
WildSmiles® work the same as regular metal braces. If you are told that you need braces, then WildSmiles® will work just fine on your teeth.
Is Special Care Needed For WildSmiles® Braces?
When you wear WildSmiles® braces, you will brush and floss your teeth the same way as you would with any other type of braces with a bracket system. Research has shown that patients who wear WildSmiles® actually exhibit better oral hygiene than patients who wear regular brackets. The design of WildSmiles® brackets keeps plaque on the surface of the brackets and away from teeth.
How Long Does Treatment with WildSmiles® Braces Take?
The process of moving your teeth is exactly the same with WildSmiles® as it is with ordinary metal brackets. Treatment time with WildSmiles®, like with any other metal braces, will vary for each individual patient. Be sure to ask Dr. Patel and Dr. Thakkar if you have any questions regarding your treatment.
How Much Do WildSmiles® Braces Cost in Atlanta, GA?
The cost of braces treatment varies based on the severity of your malocclusion, the length of your treatment, whether any additional devices are required and other factors. There is no additional cost for using WildSmiles® brackets. The cost of WildSmiles® braces is included in your overall braces treatment.
Dental insurance sometimes covers a portion or the full cost of braces, so it is important to check your policy’s coverage. If you have Flexible Spending Account dollars available through your employer, your pre-tax dollars can be applied to the cost of braces.
To give all patients access to quality orthodontic treatment, iClear Orthodontics offers many payment plans to help make braces more affordable. iClear Orthodontics offers interest-free in-house financing which divides the total cost of treatment into reasonable monthly payments for the duration of your treatment.
Options also exist to extend payments beyond your treatment period. In addition to traditional credit cards, iClear Orthodontics accepts CareCredit® cards that extend financing up to 60 months with a reduced APR and fixed monthly payments. With OrthoFi, you are able to select the down payment and ongoing monthly payment amounts.
If you live in the Greater Atlanta area and would like more information about how to get fashionable shapes with WildSmiles®, contact Dr. Ruchir Patel and Dr. Kal Thakkar at iClear Orthodontics. WildSmiles® brackets are available in our Alpharetta, Roswell, and Kennesaw offices.