Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Why the Benefits of Early Braces are Worth the Cost


While braces are worn at every age today, experts agree that orthodontic evaluations should start at an early age. In fact, The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that children receive an orthodontic exam by the time they are seven years old to tell if braces will be required and to determine the ideal time for treatment.

Benefits of Childhood Treatment

Early treatment isn’t wise for all children, but early evaluations are always a smart move. Evaluations let orthodontists develop a long-term treatment plan based on the child’s development and needs throughout their life. And in many cases, early diagnosis and treatment can position teeth more favorably and allow for healthy dental development, such as:

  • Gaining space for permanent teeth
  • Reducing the risk of impacted permanent teeth
  • Guiding jaw growth
  • Preventing wear on the teeth
  • Increasing the longevity of natural teeth
  • Correcting thumb sucking
    • Eliminating problems with speech and swallowing
    • Answering the question, “How much do braces cost?” and therefore easing the financial burden by reducing the treatment time and the need for dental care later in life

Of course, early treatment is not the right path for some children because certain orthodontic problems are better corrected in the teen years when the permanent teeth have come in and the skull has fully developed.

Cost of Braces

No matter age at the time of treatment, braces cost will vary by the individual’s needs, the type of treatment, and even the city where care is received. While large metal braces used to be the only option, today there are many choices including tooth-colored ceramic braces, small braces placed behind teeth, and removable invisible braces. The traditional metal braces are the most affordable orthodontics choice, but keep in mind that they are smaller and more discreet than in years past. Your orthodontist will discuss your options to help determine which type will suit your needs and budget, so you can answer that burning question, “How much do braces cost?”

Answers for Affordable Orthodontics

While some dental insurance helps cover what braces cost, people without insurance have two worthwhile paths to affordable orthodontics care. CareCredit is one option. It’s a personal healthcare credit card that allows you to finance and pay off various treatments. Benefits include:

  • Monthly payments
  • Special financing options not found with most credit cards
  • Acceptance by 175,000 providers nationwide

DentRite® is the other choice. This is a dental savings plan that delivers significant savings on dental procedures. Advantages include:

  • Acceptance for everyone
  • Membership options for individuals and families
  • Limitless usage

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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I am very pleased and happy that I came to this office. Dr. Chan and his assistants; Melissa, Lese, and Sarah are very nice and are very caring individuals. They are highly skilled and very thorough.
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My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
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Dr. Chan and Melissa are awesome. They are kind,considerate and always have the patient’s well being in mind. They are professional and made my appointment a positive dental experience.
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I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
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The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
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Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
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Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
They are great. My only complaint is my own fault. I never floss!!!! Lol. They are so nice and very good at the cleanings. Sarah is the best
Brandon J.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with a tooth extraction in preparation for an implant. The entire process was thorough, efficient and overall pleasant considering the type of work done.
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Very nice people
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Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
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Good experience
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All the staff, from the front desk, to financial, to hygenists, to Dr. Larkin, have all been exceptional. They have consistently made my children feel comfortable and safe (my daughter actually said […]
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Really love Sara my hygienist and Dr.Torres explains every detail of procedures very clearly.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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