If you are considering getting braces, there are a few questions that you should first ask your orthodontist. These questions will help you to decide what’s best for you so that you can feel confident getting braces. This is a big decision, and it’s something you don’t want to jump into before understanding a few… Continue reading 3 Questions to Ask the Orthodontist Before Getting Braces
People develop a possible need for braces at different stages of life and for different reasons. In your case, perhaps a longstanding dental alignment error has started to affect your bite, or perhaps you see signs that your child might require braces at some point. The sooner you can recognize this potential need the more… Continue reading Do You Need Braces? Advice From Our Richardson Orthodontist
Clear braces – particularly Invisalign – make a great treatment option for adults looking to straighten their smiles. Invisalign is an effective alternative to traditional metal and wire braces. Our orthodontist offers Invisalign because patients enjoy its discreet appearance, added convenience, and unparalleled comfort. How Invisalign Works Invisalign is a type of clear braces. Instead… Continue reading Are clear braces an option for adults?
The thrill of getting your braces off after a course of orthodontic treatment is cause for celebration, but it doesn’t mean that your treatment is over. The next stage of treatment is wearing a retainer so that your teeth won’t shift back to their previous positions. It is just as important to follow through with… Continue reading Do I really need to wear my retainer after orthodontic treatment?
Although many of us associate wearing braces with youth, an increasing number of adults choose to receive orthodontic treatment every year. Some of the most popular braces for adults include invisible braces, ceramic braces, and conventional metal and wire braces. Our orthodontist provides braces for adults and children to help improve the overall appearance and… Continue reading Are braces an option for adults?
Early orthodontic treatment has a number of advantages for patients. In the past, most orthodontic treatment was completed in one phase with braces and other oral appliances during one’s teenage years. Today, however, an orthodontist may break treatment into two phases with one occurring during childhood. Early orthodontic treatment can prevent a number of alignment… Continue reading Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment
Wearing braces is a great investment in your oral health and your appearance. Orthodontic treatment can improve your smile, boost your self-esteem, and reduce your risks for many common oral health concerns. If you’re planning on wearing braces, you likely have questions for our orthodontist about how treatment will affect your day-to-day life. Here are… Continue reading Are there activities I should avoid while wearing braces?
Having straight teeth is something everyone wants; however, in many cases we need a little help to achieve this goal. This usually means wearing braces to correct a malocclusion. But having straight teeth is more important than just a great smile. Decay prevention coupled with healthier gum tissue are two more reasons why orthodontics should… Continue reading Your Most Common Orthodontic Questions Answered
Orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be unsightly or conspicuous. Patients have a few options for achieving the straight smile of their dreams discreetly. Our orthodontist offers clear braces such as Invisalign as well as conventional braces made of tooth-colored ceramic. Following is some helpful information on ceramic and clear braces. Ceramic Braces Ceramic braces use… Continue reading Enjoy Discreet Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Braces
Children receiving their permanent, adult teeth is an exciting time. Although many view the emergence of adult teeth as a rite of passage, some parents might experience concern if these teeth come in crooked. If you’re wondering whether orthodontic treatment or braces might be necessary, it’s important to discuss these concerns with your dentist. More… Continue reading My Child’s Teeth are Coming in Crooked: Are Braces Necessary?