If you suffer from a degree of dental misalignment, you have numerous treatment options in front of you. One of the most reliable ways to straighten teeth is traditional orthodontics, also called traditional braces. This method is able to address even the most severe cases — plus, the metal braces of today are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than those of generations past. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, braces may be the ideal solution.
When you bring your child to us for their routine checkups, we carefully monitor the development and positioning of their teeth. If we notice any misalignment, we will talk to you about your young one’s orthodontic treatment options. Addressing crooked teeth and bite problems as early as possible can prevent future complications and help incoming teeth to emerge in their proper positions.
Some young patients require two phases of orthodontic treatment: one relatively early in their life, and another after all of their permanent teeth have erupted. However, each case is unique; some patients can complete their childhood treatment and enjoy excellent dental alignment for a lifetime.
While many people consider traditional braces to be solely for children and teens, that is far from the truth! Patients of virtually any age can benefit from them. In fact, millions of adults undergo orthodontic treatment every year. Adults often choose braces rather than other teeth-straightening options because braces are relatively affordable, and they have a long history of producing desirable results.
We will coach you on the best way to care for both your braces and your teeth during your treatment. Here are some tips to get you started:
Are you thinking about getting traditional orthodontics for yourself or your child? Contact Texas Dentistry today to schedule your consultation.