Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Is your bite misaligned, do you have an overbite, underbite, or teeth that stick out? These may be more than just aesthetic problems. These can also lead to health issues like increased risk for decay (crowded teeth that are difficult to clean) or headaches and jaw pain (bad bite or misaligned teeth). You may even have trouble chewing or talking.
Our orthodontics team at Crosby Family Dental can help improve your smile with a wide range of orthodontic treatments. These include traditional braces, Invisalign, and clear braces. Our years of experience and continuing education has helped us to improve the smile of children, teen, and adults. We also have the experience to treat complicated orthodontic cases. Nothing comes as a great challenge for us!
What Can Orthodontic Treatment Do for Me?
Our orthodontic treatments can help with the following problems:
- Close wide gaps between teeth
- Make sure teeth are aligned
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Improve speech or eating
- Improve health of gums and teeth
- Prevent excessive wear or trauma of teeth
- Treat improper bite
At your initial appointment, our orthodontics team will examine your teeth for the issues mentioned above. We will also make sure your teeth and gums are healthy and disease-free. We will then design your treatment plan, taking dental X-rays, impressions, and other records. We will explain each step of the treatment process thoroughly so that you can begin treatment after being comfortable with your choices and confident in your results.
Traditional wire braces are a tried and tested orthodontic treatment technique. They have offered millions of people with permanent smiles for years. Traditional metal braces can be used to treat crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth and jaws.
These days metal braces have evolved and are sleeker, comfortable, and smaller than the ones in the past. This means that they are easier to wear and clean. They consist of metal brackets that are attached directly to your teeth, wires that run through each bracket, and bands that secure the wires. Our expert in metal braces in Crosby will occasionally adjust or tighten these wires to straighten and align your teeth and jaws. He will also provide you with important suggestions that are required to clean and care your braces to get the best results.
Orthodontic treatment can extend from six months to several years depending on the work that needs to be done. Throughout the process, Crosby Family Dental will be available to make sure that you are progressing towards a healthy smile.
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth – without anyone knowing. Invisalign uses computer technology to plan your treatment, preview your smile, create your aligners, and provide you with straight braces in less than 12 months. We will keep switching your custom aligners every week until you achieve a desired smile.
Invisalign has several advantages over traditional braces:
Nearly invisible. Invisalign’s clear aligners fit over your top and bottom teeth and are hardly visible. Our adult and older teen patients love Invisalign for this reason.
Invisalign aligners can be removed for regular brushing, flossing, and cleaning. You can also remove them when you eat, which means you don’t have to give up foods that you would with wire braces. You can even take off your aligners during special occasions.
Other than just being removable, Invisalign has comfortable acrylic aligners that don’t irritate your mouth like the brackets from wire braces can.
Invisalign is a perfect option for people who are extremely occupied with their daily chores because it requires fewer office visits and less treatment time.
Invisalign isn’t for everyone, but it’s usually ideal for adults. Let us know if you’re interested in Invisalign clear braces to straighten your teeth quickly and comfortably.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional wire braces but are made of clear materials instead. This makes them much less visible. We recommend these mostly for older teens and adults who appreciate their discreet advantage.
Ceramic braces require more attention to oral hygiene because they are larger and more brittle than metal braces. We use them more frequently on upper front teeth, where your smile is most noticeable.
Our orthodontics experts offer several treatment options to create beautiful smiles that last forever. Your own beautiful, straighter smile for life may be just a phone call or click away! For your orthodontic consultation, call us today at 281.374.4144. If you still have doubts about purchasing braces, please select one of our affordable payment plans. You can also get in touch with any of our friendly staff. They will be happy to serve you.