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Orthodontics in Houston, Texas

All of our orthodontists are board-certified specialists who have spent an additional two to three years enhancing their craft. Improve your smile with the help of an orthodontist who specializes in straightening teeth and realigning jaws.

We want to help your kid get the gleaming white teeth and perfect smile you've always dreamed of. Your decision to have your child undergo orthodontic treatment in Houston, Texas is a big one, and we appreciate your motivations for doing so.

Our specialized dental experts are here to make sure your child has a positive experience in our care. We use cutting-edge technology to give you the individualized attention you deserve while still providing safe and gentle treatment options.

What’s the Best Age to Visit an Orthodontist?

Children should see an orthodontist for the first time no later than the age of seven, or no more than six months after their first tooth has come in, whichever comes first. Nonetheless, adults also have the option of seeking orthodontic care. Visiting an orthodontist can be beneficial at any age if you want to enhance the appearance and comfort of your smile.

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Call 832-804-7427 to schedule a free orthodontic consultation!

During your free consultation, you'll get to know our orthodontic team, ask any questions you may have, and find out what services will work best for you. What you'll get out of your consultation:

Examining the mouth thoroughly using radiographs to ascertain the need for any necessary dental work.

You will receive care that is customized to meet your particular needs.

We have made every effort to ensure that orthodontic treatment is affordable, including providing complete financial information, insurance options, and payment plan options.

You can ask our orthodontist anything you like, and we'll give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your orthodontic care.

After the consultation, what steps will be taken?

You've taken the first step toward getting that dazzling grin you've always wanted. Your orthodontist will fit you for new orthodontic braces following your consultation. During this time, our staff will do everything possible to ensure your comfort as the appointment lasts for about an hour.

Scheduling Appointments

It is crucial to your orthodontic treatment that you see your orthodontist every four to eight weeks. Our office will do everything we can to accommodate your busy schedule when scheduling your appointments.

Contact our orthodontics offices in the Greater Houston Metro Area, Beaumont, or Corpus Christi, TX when you're ready to set up an appointment, and a member of our helpful scheduling staff will be happy to help.

Visiting the dentist during orthodontic treatment.

You should still see your regular dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups, even if you're getting orthodontic care. Our orthodontists are happy to work with your dentist to ensure you get the best care possible if additional dental work is required.

Having crooked teeth can make you feel bad about yourself and even harm your health. Braces are often the only option for many people who want a beautiful smile.

What are Orthodontic Braces?

Dental braces use a series of elastic bands to gradually realign a patient's teeth. During treatment, the brackets are the most noticeable component because they are permanently affixed to the teeth. These brackets, along with ligature ties or colored bands selected at each appointment, serve to secure the archwire. The archwire exerts force on the teeth, gradually shifting them into place.

Hooks on the brackets can hold rubber bands that apply even more force to the teeth that need it. Tubes for wiring and headgear placement are another option on specialized brackets.

At regular intervals throughout treatment, your orthodontist will make adjustments to your braces. As part of this process, you may receive updated instructions for donning rubber bands or a new set of ligature ties.

The Benefits of Braces for Health and Wellness

Each of the following conditions may benefit from a treatment plan that includes orthodontic braces.

Crowding

Overly large teeth may crowd one another in the mouth. When teeth are crowded, it can be difficult to practice good oral hygiene.

Open bite

The upper and lower front teeth's natural overlap can be lost if the child repeatedly uses a pacifier, bottle, or their thumb as a teether. This condition can impact both eating and communication.

Misplaced midline

This occurs when the bottom teeth are positioned unevenly in relation to the top teeth. This may be purely cosmetic, but it may also point to more serious problems with your bite.

Underbite

It's possible that you have an underbite if your bottom teeth stick out further than your top ones. Jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing can all be symptoms of a more serious problem.

Overbite

Overjet is the inverse of underbite and occurs when the upper teeth overlap the lower ones too much. Overbites can cause discomfort in the jaw and make it difficult to chew food.

Spacing

Although periodontal disease and other issues are less common causes of noticeable gaps between teeth, they do exist.

Crossbite

When the upper teeth overlap the lower ones, this is called a crossbite. The jaw bone takes a lot of pressure because of this problem, which can be very uncomfortable.

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Braces Are Not Just For Kids

While most orthodontic patients are children and teenagers, more and more adults are also seeking orthodontic treatment for bite problems. While the treatment options for adults may be more limited, anyone can benefit from orthodontic braces and achieve a beautiful, straight smile.

One in five people who get braces are adults over the age of twenty-one. You can start thinking about orthodontic treatment at any age, whether for yourself or your child.

Traditional Braces

The most popular type of braces is made of metal and is now more comfortable than ever. Metal braces have shrunk, flattened, and become more comfortable in recent years.

Straightening their teeth with metal braces is a popular option for patients of all ages. High-quality stainless steel is used to craft metal braces. Metal braces use metal brackets and archwires to straighten teeth. Metal braces allow for the addition of colored elastics (rubber bands) to create a one-of-a-kind and vibrant grin.

Ceramic (Clear) Brackets

Because they are made of translucent materials, ceramic braces are less obvious when worn than metal braces. Because of this, they are typically reserved for patients over the age of 18 who are seeking cosmetic solutions to their problems.

Ceramic and clear braces are much more discreet than metal braces. Patients who prefer a more discreet treatment option can consider ceramic and clear braces. Ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, so they require more careful attention to oral hygiene despite being less visually noticeable.

Clear Aligner Trays

Now is the best time to have your teeth straightened using the latest and greatest clear aligner on the market. Our orthodontic practice is pleased to offer you the option of clear, removable, and comfortable aligners to help you straighten your teeth and get the smile you've always wanted.

Why Clear Aligner Treatment?

With weekly aligner changes, you can get the straight teeth and beautiful smile you've always wanted in half the time. We will evaluate your response to treatment and determine if longer intervals between aligner changes are appropriate.

Our clinical research shows that our clear aligner trays effectively reduce tooth movement.

Our acrylic aligners provide a better fit, are more comfortable, and can be worn and removed with ease.

Crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowded teeth, and gapped teeth can all be corrected with the help of clear aligner trays.

Virtually invisible: 

Because clear aligners are so discreet, most people won't even notice you're undergoing treatment.

Comfortable:

In addition to being removable, the smooth plastic trays used in clear aligners make wearing them a breeze. That leaves you free to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine and dietary preferences.

Convenient:

You can fit orthodontic care into your busy schedule with ease by using clear aligners and visiting our office once every six weeks.

  • The Procedure for Using a Clear Aligner
  • Initial Meeting With Your Doctor
  • We will discuss your orthodontic needs and determine if clear aligner treatment is appropriate for you during your initial consultation.

Your Custom Treatment Plan

We'll take quick, accurate 3D digital images of your teeth using a scanner like the iTero® digital scanning system. Next, we'll determine the length of your treatment and the specific movements of your teeth that need to be made. You can even preview your future smile with the new teeth in place. Get the best smile possible by inquiring about the wide range of specialtist dental services we offer.

Your Clear Aligners

Most people won't even notice that you're straightening your teeth with custom aligners because they'll be nearly invisible.

For optimal results, you should wear your clear aligners for 20–22 hours per day, removing them only to consume food, clean your teeth, and floss.

Your Progress

Your teeth will gradually move into place as you wear each successive set of aligners. We may advise you to replace your aligners weekly and visit our office every six weeks.

Taking Care of Your New Smile

Inquire about a Vivera® retainer at the end of your treatment. Vivera retainers, like our clear aligners, are made to order using cutting-edge 3D printing technology.

Make an appointment with us to discuss the clear aligner system and other orthodontic treatment options. We can't wait to meet you and get you on the dance floor with your new, beautiful smile!

Clear Aligner Treatment for Teens

Because no two adolescent dental cases are alike, we provide individualized care plans. As a result, our office can provide your teen with a tailored, individualized teeth-straightening solution that is both effective and comfortable.

Your teen is maturing into the person you've always known, and that person will always appreciate the qualities that set your kid apart.

What Is Being Done

The process of improving your teen's smile starts with a scan or impressions. In order to give your child the best possible smile, we will carefully map out the entire process in a digital format.

The Aligners

An on-aligner indicator will allow you to track your child's treatment compliance. Your adolescent will need to wear the aligners for 22 hours daily, but they are removable, making treatment less of a hassle.

The Transformation

Your adolescent's smile and life will undergo a series of subtle, carefully orchestrated changes as he or she undergoes treatment. If your teen changes their mind about clear aligner treatment within the first six months, you can always switch to wires and brackets.

They proceed to walk. Maintain their cheerfulness.

Both you and your teen will enjoy the teeth-straightening process more with clear aligners than with conventional metal braces.

  • Straightens teeth in both routine and advanced cases.
  • Insurance for braces is available
  • Time spent in treatment can be cut by as much as half thanks to proprietary innovations.
  • This means less time spent in the orthodontist's chair and no discomfort from rubbing brackets or broken wires.
  • Keep on partaking in all their favorite dishes and pastimes.
  • Trays that can be removed make brushing and flossing a breeze.
  • Increase in confidence is increased by a factor of 2.

If you live in the Houston area, Beaumont, or Corpus Christi and need an orthodontist, give us a call at 832-804-7427 or send us a message online to set up an appointment. To schedule an appointment with one of our Houston-area orthodontic practices, please call our dental team in Houston, Texas or contact us online.

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