Orthodontics in Houston, TX
Having a beautiful, straight smile is a true asset! Your smile is part of every impression you make when you meet someone new in both social and professional settings. At Bear Creek Dentistry, we want you to feel great about how you look!
Perfectly aligned smiles help your appearance and also improve your oral health. Misalignment, on the other hand, can create problems with your bite, make your teeth difficult to restore, and may lead to jaw problems. It can also be a challenge to keep overlapping teeth clean, making them more susceptible to decay.
At Bear Creek Dentistry, we provide orthodontics with both your health and your appearance in mind. We offer several options to meet the varying lifestyle needs of our patients.
One of the most reliable methods to achieve an excellent outcome when it comes to your smile is with traditional orthodontics. Because they are effective for even the most complex cases, traditional orthodontics is one of the most popular choices for many of our patients.
Traditional orthodontics uses brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth into their ideal location. We will schedule periodic appointments to make adjustments and monitor your treatment.
We offer both metal and tooth-colored brackets and can discuss the benefits of each with you so you can choose the one that works best for you.
Invisalign Clear Braces
For patients who want an alternative to brackets and wires, Invisalign may be a good choice. Invisalign works by using clear plastic aligner trays to gradually move your teeth. Rather than brackets and wires, you will wear crystal clear aligners that you can remove to brush, floss, and eat.
You will wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set. You should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day to ensure that your treatment completes on time.
Treatment times vary based on your needs, but with Invisalign, you can enjoy added confidence in your appearance and the convenience that clear braces provide!
Six Month Smiles
For some patients who only need small cosmetic adjustments to their smiles, Six Month Smiles offers both convenience and great results. Since we only need to move the teeth we see when you smile, we can use this innovative system to improve your smile quickly.
Six Month Smiles uses clear braces and a high-tech memory wire to move your teeth quickly into a more esthetic position.
Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, we will create an orthodontic retainer to keep your new smile looking great! Wearing a retainer is an essential part of your treatment. Without proper use, your teeth may shift back to their original location.
Are You Ready to Learn More about Braces?
Contact our Houston dental office and our team will be happy to schedule an orthodontic consultation with one of our highly skilled dentists. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you have always wanted.