Orthodontics encompasses a suite of treatments designed to correct the position of teeth. Many of us aren’t born with naturally perfect teeth, but orthodontic treatment can be used to fix alignment issues and achieve beautiful, straight smiles.
At Cinco Ranch Smiles & Braces, our dentists provide two main types of orthodontics: conventional braces and clear aligner therapy. If you are interested in straightening your smile, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our practice so we can help determine which one is best suited to your dental needs.
Orthodontics are a way for adults and teens to achieve smiles that are not only more attractive, but also healthier too. Straighter teeth can help boost your self-confidence and are easier to keep clean, since there are fewer places for bacteria to accumulate.
Are you considering braces or Invisalign? Here are some of the main reasons you might want to pursue orthodontic treatment:
Orthodontic treatment can be split up into fixed appliances and removable appliances. An example of the first would be traditional braces while an example of the second would be clear aligners. Both have their own approaches and advantages when it comes to straightening teeth.
Braces use a combination of stainless-steel wires, brackets, and bands that slowly add pressure to teeth to move them into a specified direction. Modern braces are sleeker than they used to be, and they’re also more comfortable for patients to wear. Even though traditional metal braces are more noticeable than alternative treatments, they offer several advantages. For example, they are:
Patients who want the reliability of traditional metal braces with a more discreet look can opt for ceramic braces. These appliances work the same way as their conventional counterparts, but the brackets and wires are tooth-colored, so they blend in with your smile more seamlessly.
Aligner therapy is a treatment process involving a series of virtually invisible aligners, which look similar to a mouthguard or retainers. Each Invisalign® aligner is molded to fit your teeth specifically and designed to get you closer and closer to your end goal.
Invisalign offers a range of advantages for eligible patients. For example, clear aligners are:
Are crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth keeping you from the smile you desire? Schedule an orthodontic consultation at our Katy, TX, practice today. Contact us online or call our office at (832) 913-5542. Take the first step toward your new, beautiful smile!