Orthodontics/Clear Aligners – Southlake, TX
Straight Smiles for Patients of All Ages
Orthodontics is a specialty study in dentistry that diagnoses, prevents, and treats irregularities of the teeth and face. Prompt treatment can correct an irregular (badly dispositioned) bite also known in the field of medical terminology as malocclusion. Orthodontists are doctors who specialize in the straightening of teeth. In young children, orthodontic treatment may also guide proper mandibular growth and permanent tooth eruption. Dr. Doctor can help with procedures transcending orthodontics and other areas of dentistry as well. Examples include his advanced training and experience in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry.
Many adults go without treatment and spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile, or speak. They feel at odds because they do not want to wear metal braces for years and years or are concerned that other corrective procedures could be too expensive. There is an effective, safe, and affordable cosmetic solution for orthodontics, like Invisalign and Clear Correct, in Southlake that fits your lifestyle.
If you have crooked, misaligned, or gapped teeth, traditional braces are still one of the most effective treatment options for your smile. Plus, in some cases, traditional orthodontics can fix bite problems like overbite, underbite, and crossbite when other solutions cannot. Braces are made up of metal brackets and wires that work to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. Because of their durability and affordability, traditional braces are popular for younger patients who are still growing. Dr. Doctor recommends that his child patients receive an orthodontic screening around the age of 7 to see if braces will be necessary in the future.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. This is accomplished using a custom-made series of aligners created for you, and you alone. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic, and they are simply worn over the teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually, and gently, shift your teeth into the proper alignment based on the exact movements Dr. Doctor plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete, and you achieve the confident smile that you have always wished for. The best part about the whole process is that most people will not even notice you are wearing aligners, let alone straightening your teeth.
ClearCorrect™ Clear Aligners
Clear correct is a system of clear aligners that is similar to Invisalign. This allows patients to straighten their teeth without others knowing! The most significant difference is that ClearCorrect is solely made in America, often making it a more cost-effective option compared to Invisalign. Additionally, the aligners have a unique shape, which allows them to correct certain alignment issues that other options may not be able to. The best way to know which aligning system is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Doctor. He will carefully examine your smile and bite before recommending braces, Invisalign, ClearCorrect, or an additional treatment.