Locascio Family Dentistry

Braces - Elk Grove, CA

Get the Perfect Smile with Dr. Locascio's Expert Braces

8101 Laguna Blvd., Suite #1
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Directions (916) 683-4333
Office Hours
*Open Every Other Mon & Fri


Braces fix mismatched bites and straighten teeth. Brackets are affixed to the front of the teeth, and a wire goes through them. Periodically tightening the wire gently moves the teeth into place. The goal of braces is to create a straight, symmetrical, and healthy-looking smile.

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Who are braces for?

Children and teens with misaligned teeth or jaws need braces. Adults with bite difficulties or crooked or crowded teeth might also benefit from braces. Adults who have received orthodontic treatment but didn't use their retainers as prescribed may need braces.

a mother and her daughter smiling - the daughter is wearing dental braces

How long do braces take to work?

The time it takes Braces to work depends on the degree of the misalignment and the patient's response to treatment. On average, braces could take 12 to 24 months to work, with some a little longer. The time depends on the case's intricacy, the patient's age, and their commitment to following Dr. Locascio's instructions.

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Take the first step towards a straight, beautiful smile with a consultation with Dr. Locascio.
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Getting Braces is a choice that requires an informed decision. Request a consultation with Dr. Locascio. Every case is unique. Dr. Locascio will discuss the concerns, pros and cons, and any other options that might be appropriate to your goals.

Does dental insurance cover the cost of braces?

Dental insurance plans vary. Some dental insurance policies include braces, while others don't. Ask your insurance provider whether your dental plan covers braces. They may tell you about your plan's orthodontic limits or exclusions. Even if your dental insurance covers braces, you may have to pay a percentage out-of-pocket. Before treatment, discuss payment with Dr. Locascio. Financing is available for those who qualify.

How much do braces cost?

Traditional metal braces cost $3K to $7K. The exact cost of braces depends on your treatment plan. Book a consultation with Dr. Locascio for an accurate braces cost estimate.

Getting that perfect smile is an excellent investment in yourself!

Braces treatment can positively impact all aspects of life — from improved self-esteem and a more successful social life to improved career opportunities. Imagine enjoying a perfect smile for a lifetime - that can be your future! Book a consultation today.