If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or misaligned, orthodontics can improve their position and reduce the risk of oral health problems. At Franklin Square Dental, general and cosmetic dentists Zhiyong Fan, DDS, and Amira Hassan, DDS, offer orthodontics to adults and teens, including traditional braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign®. To make an appointment for yourself or your child at the practice in Austin or Bee Cave, Texas, call the nearest office, or click the online booking feature today.
Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that treats oral misalignments. Specifically, it uses custom appliances to place mild pressure on your teeth and jaw. Over time, that pressure moves them into the optimal position, enhancing your smile and oral health.
Many people think orthodontics is only for children and teens, but that’s not the case. Thanks to modern technologies and advances in care, more and more adults are undergoing treatment as well.
Franklin Square Dental uses orthodontics to correct various alignment issues, including:
You might also be a candidate for orthodontics if you have a bite abnormality, like crossbite, an underbite, or an overbite.
Franklin Square Dental offers several types of orthodontics, including:
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. This type of orthodontics is much quicker than traditional braces and more discreet.
Conventional braces are orthodontic appliances bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They feature brackets, metal archwires, and rubber bands. During the course of treatment, you regularly visit Franklin Square Dental, and your provider tightens the wires as necessary.
Lingual braces are almost identical to conventional braces. The only difference is that they’re bonded to the back of your permanent teeth instead of the front. As a result, they’re much more discreet.
Clear braces have brackets made of ceramic. Ceramic looks very similar to your natural tooth enamel, so the braces blend in with your teeth.
Only a qualified dentist can determine the type of orthodontics that will most benefit you. Following an oral exam, a review of your oral health history, and a series of digital X-rays, your Franklin Square Dental provider can make recommendations that align with your budget and needs.
The length of time treatment with orthodontics takes depends on the alignment issues treated and your commitment to the care plan. Most people achieve their desired results within 12-18* months, but it can take longer. Be patient and closely adhere to your provider’s treatment plan.
To see if you’re a candidate for orthodontics, request a consultation at Franklin Square Dental by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.
*Individual results may vary.