DR. RYAN MENEZES &
DR. ANDREA FERNANDES

3030 FALCON LANDING BLVD., STE. 400
KATY, TEXAS 77494

(832) 913-5542

Family Dentist in Katy

Braces and Orthodontics

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.

When is orthodontic treatment recommended?

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:

  • You have crowding (there is not enough space in your mouth for your teeth to fit properly).
  • You have gaps between your teeth.
  • You have an underbite, overbite, crossbite, or open bite.
  • You have a misplaced midline (when the center of your upper front teeth doesn’t align with the center of your lower front teeth).
  • The alignment of your teeth makes it difficult to chew properly.
  • The alignment of your teeth causes jaw pain.
  • The alignment of your teeth has put you at higher risk for decay and gum disease.

Types of Orthodontics

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.

Explore your Braces and Orthodontics options during a consultation at our practice. Feel free to give us a call at (832) 913-5542 or schedule an appointment online.

Traditional Metal Braces

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:

  • Capable of correcting even severe misalignment
  • More affordable compared to other alternatives
  • Customizable for a unique personal touch

Ceramic Braces

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.

Invisalign

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:

  • Barely noticeable for an attractive smile throughout treatment
  • Completely removable for easy eating and brushing
  • Made from smooth plastic for increased comfort

Contact us for an orthodontic consultation.

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!

Schedule your appointment today.

If you are seeking a new dental home, we invite you to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Katy, TX. We also serve residents of Sealy, Cypress, Sugarland, Richmond and Houston. Contact us online anytime or call our office at (832) 913-5542.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm by Appointment!
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