While having a straighter smile is perfect for making first impressions and taking photos with friends and family, it’s not only ideal for your appearance. Straightening teeth removes gaps from your smile and makes improvements to your jaw alignment, both of which are beneficial to your oral health! Those with a straight smile tend to find daily oral care easier, which means their risk for dental disease is lower. Because of Texas Dentistry’s multiple treatment options, both teens and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment!
If you have significantly crooked teeth or a bad overbite, underbite, crossbite or other malocclusion, traditional metal braces may be the best treatment for you. Metal braces use brackets and an archwire to gently push teeth into a straighter and healthier position. During treatment, you’ll visit our dental office once every few weeks to have your hardware adjusted. These visits also give us time to examine your teeth and confirm that they are shifting as planned. We’ll also inform you of all the best steps for at-home care, whether it’s for keeping your smile or your hardware protected.
Invisalign is a more ideal option if you have mild to moderate levels of misalignment or an uneven bite. This treatment uses FDA-approved, medical-grade plastic aligners to shift teeth rather than metal hardware. They are fully transparent, which means no one will notice that you’re undergoing treatment at first glance. You can maintain your professional appearance and remove them as needed for cleaning, eating, drinking and chewing gum. Each pair is meant to mirror a specific stage of your treatment and worn for a set period of time. When you’ve worn the pair long enough, you move on to the next pair in your treatment.