Are you looking for a professional who can help your child or teen have a straight smile? Have you waited until your adult years to fix your own crooked teeth? Here at Texas Dentistry, we’re happy to help patients of all ages straighten their smiles. While braces are most often associated with teenagers, adults are increasingly seeking treatment with traditional orthodontics. And with the latest advancements in dental technology, today’s braces are more comfortable and effective than ever before. Contact us to learn how you or your child could benefit from our orthodontic treatments!
The first step on your journey towards a straighter smile is a consultation with our team at Texas Dentistry. We’ll perform a thorough oral examination to assess the severity of your orthodontic issues. Our findings will help us determine whether or not you’re eligible for traditional braces. Here are a few problems braces can fix and the impact they have on oral health:
Do you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite? These issues can increase your risk of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), teeth grinding, broken teeth, and other problems. Fortunately, traditional braces can shift your teeth and jaw into better alignment and fix your bad bite.
Crowded and crooked teeth are not just an aesthetic issue – they can put your dental health at risk as well. Food particles can collect more easily between them, increasing your risk of tooth decay. They can also contribute to bite alignment problems. Luckily, braces can reposition the teeth into more ideal spaces, allowing them to feel and function their very best.
Oftentimes, a gap between teeth is regarded as a purely cosmetic issue. However, it can also cause problems with biting, chewing, and speaking. Traditional braces are able to gently move the teeth closer together, improving your appearance and oral health. Closing the gaps can protect your gums, improve your ability to eat certain foods, and benefit your pronunciation.
For successful treatment, braces need to be well maintained. Here are some tips for helping your braces stay in good condition: