With our high-quality orthodontic treatments, and modern techniques and equipment, our doctors are able to address and correct misaligned bites, crooked teeth, and overall abnormalities of the teeth and jaw. Under our compassionate care and treatment, we promise your smile is in good hands.
Orthodontics focuses on straightening teeth and improving the appearance and health of the mouth especially for those who are self-conscious about their smiles. Orthodontic care includes diagnosis, positioning, and correction of misaligned teeth and/or bites usually through braces or clear aligners. Most orthodontic treatments begin at a young age to help pre-pubescent teeth adjust as they develop, but options such as clear aligners can also be a great option for adults.
With orthodontic care, it is important to take dental impressions and x-rays to efficiently determine what type of treatment you will need. After placing the braces or starting your aligners, follow up appointments and maintenance are the most essential part of orthodontic care. We will go over a treatment plan with you and schedule any appointments so you can remain diligent about keeping a healthy smile.
As the most traditional form of aligning your smile, metal braces are a less expensive alternative to clear aligners and are popular to correct a child’s developing teeth.
As a clear or tooth-colored alternative to metal braces, ceramic braces are great for correcting overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth.
With clear, removable aligners, ClearCorrect aligners allow you to have the outcome of braces without the hardware.
Metal space maintainers are commonly used for children to maintain space due to premature loss of a primary tooth or teeth.
While there are a few signs, being unhappy with your smile due to crooked teeth may be the ultimate sign you may need orthodontic treatment. Other good indicators include a hard time chewing, difficulty flossing between crooked teeth, frequently biting your tongue on your front teeth, and/or constant jaw pain and headaches. If you are still unsure about orthodontic treatment, get in touch with us and a member of our team can answer any questions you may have or schedule a consultation with our Houston dentist for you.
Orthodontic care not only has significant psychological benefits because of an improved appearance, it can ensure better and proper function of your teeth, align your jaws and bite, improve gum health, and reduce the wear and tear of your teeth. Since straight teeth are much easier to clean and maintain, you’ll find that orthodontic care will leave a lasting positive impression on simple daily tasks such as chewing and brushing your teeth, as well as your overall oral health and mental wellbeing.
It is best for children to receive orthodontic treatment before they go through puberty to make it easier for their developing teeth to adjust properly. While orthodontic treatment usually takes longer for adults, clear aligners can be a more efficient and convenient solution that can be done at nearly any age. If crooked teeth, gaps, or misaligned bites interfere with your everyday life, it may be time to look into orthodontic treatment options. Give us a call today so we can go over your options and help you get to a brighter smile.