Teeth that are properly aligned contribute to a healthy smile by preventing more serious dental problems from occurring. If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, you may experience stress on your jaw muscles and abnormal wearing of dental enamel. It can also be difficult to care for crooked or crowded teeth, leading to gum disease and even potential tooth loss.
Orthodontic treatment works by placing a gentle, constant force on the teeth. This carefully planned movement of the braces works to gradually move your teeth into the proper position.
Have you been avoiding orthodontic treatment because you think it’s too costly, time-consuming, or will impact your appearance? You’ll be pleased to know that, in addition to traditional metal braces, we also offer other alternatives.
Types of Braces
Braces can be removable or bonded to your teeth. Traditional orthodontics may be made of metal, ceramic or glass. Dr. Bar Nguyen is a board certified Orthodontist and will be happy to consult with you about which type is most appropriate for your needs.
Stainless Steel Braces
Today, metal braces are designed to be smaller and more comfortable than you ever thought possible. This type of orthodontic straightens teeth with metal brackets and wires. We can further customize metal braces by adding colored elastics for a fun look.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces work in the same way as metal braces, but since they’re made from a clear material, they blend nicely with your natural teeth. For this reason, ceramic braces are mainly used for people with cosmetic concerns like adults and teens.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear braces are an orthodontic treatment that is appropriate for older teens and adults. Invisalign is a popular alternative to braces because the aligners work quickly and are easy to wear. The smooth plastic aligners are clear so most people won’t notice you’re wearing them.
We know you’ll love the fact that Invisalign clear braces are completely removable. No worry about food getting caught in wires and brackets – just remove the aligners before you eat! Since you can remove them, effective oral hygiene is also much easier than with traditional braces.
MTM Clear Aligners
If you have only minor misalignment of the front teeth that show when you smile, generic clear aligners are an economical alternative to Invisalign. The process is not lengthy, and the cost of treatment can be significantly less than with brand-name aligners like Invisalign.
Your Smile, Only Better!
In today's society, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance. But the benefits of having a straight, healthy smile are not just aesthetic. If you know you look great, you’ll feel more confident, and interacting with others will be a joy again. When feel good about the way you look, you feel more confident, and that air of confidence makes people want to get to know you better.
If misaligned teeth impact your life because they mar your smile, we can help you find the solution you need! Please contact our Katy dental office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Nguyen and learn how we can transform your smile!