Many patients decide to have orthodontic treatment to adjust the position and alignment of their teeth and jaw. High-quality orthodontic treatments including traditional braces or ClearCorrect aligners can go a long way toward helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of poorly positioned teeth and jaws. While many consider orthodontics to be a cosmetic dental treatment, it’s really more than that. Braces can transform the appearance of your smile, but they also provide a healthier mouth. Crooked teeth can be difficult to keep clean, so by straightening teeth, it is easier to reach and clean every surface. Teeth that protrude out of the mouth leave you at a greater risk of accidental damage, so orthodontics leaves your teeth safer. Orthodontics can also help to improve the way your teeth and jaws work, leaving you with a more functional mouth.
Southern Dental Associates at Katy is proud to offer both traditional braces and ClearCorrect Aligners.
Traditional braces are one of the most common tools used to correct virtually any orthodontic issue including crooked teeth, crowding, gaps, overbite, underbite and crossbite. Traditional braces are made up of metal brackets placed on your teeth and connected with a wire. They require regular tightening so steady pressure can be used to gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw. With current advances, this type of braces is now smaller, sleeker and more comfortable than ever before. They are the most cost-effective orthodontic option, and they provide a faster treatment than some other options. For traditional braces in Katy, be sure to call our expert team.
ClearCorrect has been widely used in the US since 2009. These clear aligners work like any other orthodontic appliance. They apply pressure in a way that will gradually move teeth and reshape the supporting bone. Each aligner in the series applies a little bit of pressure to certain teeth with the goal of pushing them into the desired position. After a specific amount of time determined by the doctor, you change to the next aligner in the series. ClearCorrect can correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues including gapped teeth, crowded teeth and bite issues. Best of all, it can be done discreetly. ClearCorrect aligners are virtually invisible!
To start, we will take impressions and determine exactly how your teeth and bite need to be adjusted. This information will be sent to ClearCorrect, and they will create virtual models of your teeth going from their current state to their desired position. These models will be printed on 3D printers as your aligners. Aligners must be worn all day, only taking them out to eat, brush and floss. When the process is complete, you will enjoy a healthier and more beautiful smile! For ClearCorrect in Katy, call the experts at Southern Dental Associates at Katy.
Our expert team looks forward to helping you achieve a perfect smile through high-quality orthodontic treatment. Schedule your consultation today. You can reach us at (281) 713-4175.