Alvin, TX Dentist
Orthodontics impacts your health, look, and more.
Crooked, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth can significantly impact a person’s self-image, self-esteem, and confidence, but it is more than a cosmetic problem. Crooked teeth are more likely to chip and crack, plus food gets stuck in them, and they are harder to clean. It makes them more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease.
Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can help. It works for patients of all ages, helping you enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile.
However, if you are unsure that orthodontic is the right treatment for you, we recommend a consultation with our experienced and trained orthodontist. Alvin Smiles Texas wants to help you achieve a straighter, more even smile through our specialty dental services. Our experts work with you to determine which orthodontic treatment aligns best with your circumstances and goals.
Who Should Undergo Orthodontic Treatment?
Our orthodontic services are designed to improve the alignment of your teeth. The goal is to rectify your teeth alignment ensuring that you smile with confidence. Also, there are other benefits to orthodontic treatment like:
- Reduce the risk of early tooth decay
- Improve biting and chewing
- Improves wear on teeth
- Improves speaking clarity
- Give you a smile that you will love
We recommend orthodontic services to people with misaligned teeth, like crowded or crooked teeth or the upper and bottom jaw do not align or have gaps. Any person whose teeth are not straight may benefit from seeking our orthodontic services.
Orthodontic Treatments We Provide
Our orthodontic treatments are designed to provide you with exceptional care and results. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and updated methods to give you the smile you deserve. Our services include:
Braces are a string of brackets and wires attached to the teeth that shift them into correct positions. Young patients need to wear braces a year or more while adults with mild misalignment issues may only need to wear them for a few months. We offer different types of braces to help you choose from. Traditional metal braces and tooth-colored ceramic braces that blend with your natural teeth.
Invisalign® is a better alternative to braces. It is increasing in popularity, especially among self-conscious teens and adults who want to maintain a professional appearance while straightening their teeth. In this orthodontic treatment, we apply a series of transparent, plastic trays or aligners that perfectly fit over your teeth and slowly shift them into correct place. Nobody will be able to see the aligners on your teeth unless they look very closely. You can remove the Invisalign to eat and brush your teeth, making it easy to keep up with good oral hygiene habits. We also offer a specialized Invisalign system for teens, Invisalign Teen®. The aligners need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours every day to yield the desired results.
Depending on the nature of your misalignment, we may recommend other treatments to supplement your use of braces or Invisalign. The duration of your orthodontic treatment depends on the treatment plan. During the free no-obligation consultation, we will discuss your options. Once you select your treatment, we will estimate its length.
Certain factors can affect the duration of your treatment. These include:
- Early Orthodontic Intervention: If you have early intervention, it may shorten the time you need for the treatment.
- Type of Treatment: Depending on your needs, you may have braces, elastics, aligners, or other options. The treatment you receive will affect its length.
- Compliance: Following our instructions will allow your treatment to work more quickly.
At Alvin Smiles, we offer advanced solutions for your treatment. To get started on your healthier and more beautiful smile, contact our office at 281-824-4270 for a Free no-obligation consultation.