Navigating Orthodontics: The ABC’s

At Southern Maine Orthodontics in Scarborough, ME discover the “ABC’s of Orthodontics”: “A” for age, “B” for braces, and “C” for cost and choices. This simplified approach is your gateway to understanding orthodontic care better.


Age plays a vital role, particularly in orthodontics. Evaluations around age 7 can prevent future issues, and these assessments are often complimentary. Planning evaluations during summer ensures minimal disruption to a child’s schooling if braces are needed.

The landscape of braces has evolved significantly. Modern techniques and equipment offer enhanced effectiveness and patient comfort. Today’s orthodontists are highly educated, providing tailored treatments and comprehensive patient education.

Orthodontic choices aren’t limited to kids; In fact, 1 in every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult. Embracing orthodontic treatments at any age is becoming more commonplace.


Finally, there is the “C” in the ABCs of Orthodontics: cost. It’s practically impossible to get a fixed price for any type of orthodontic treatment as the cost depends a great deal on the treatment needed, which is dependent on the unique needs of each and every patient seeking orthodontic care. Luckily, payment plans are the norm when it comes to orthodontic practices’ billing procedures. There are also “health savings accounts.” A health savings account is a way to provide funding for treatment before taxes. Most accredited orthodontic practices will have an in-house insurance specialist that can answer any questions that should arise about payment options, insurance inquiries, and even help with any paperwork that needs to be filled out.


“C” also signifies choice, with options like clear braces, traditional braces, and Invisalign. Contact our office for further information or to schedule a complimentary initial exam. Your journey to achieving the perfect smile starts here!

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