If your teeth are crooked or crowded, they could lead to more than just a bad-looking smile. In addition to increasing your risks of cavities and gum disease, these issues can make you more likely to suffer tooth loss and jaw complications. You can visit Dr. Nazari to receive a full range of orthodontic treatments and straighten your teeth permanently.
How Can Braces Help Me?
Braces are effective at resolving many types of orthodontic problems, including:
• misaligned teeth
• improper spacing between teeth
• crooked teeth
Through a personalized consultation, which includes taking photos, X-rays, and bite impressions, our team of experts will determine the best options for resolving these problems and improving your appearance, comfort, and oral health in the process.
Metal braces are a traditional option for straightening teeth. This treatment involves bonding metal brackets to the teeth and threading them with wires, which are tightened regularly until treatment is completed. For most patients, this treatment takes about two years.
Compared to old-fashioned metal braces, modern appliances are more comfortable and less obvious when worn. Invisalign is a newer orthodontic option which uses clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible. Treatment is not only more discreet and comfortable, but also better for oral health, as the aligners can be removed before brushing and flossing. In contrast to metal braces, Invisalign often works in just fifteen months, on average.
Clear Ceramic Braces
While the construction of this treatment is similar to that of metal braces, it uses brackets made of clear ceramic instead of metal. Although ceramic braces are surprisingly strong, they do require more care than metal braces to prevent breakage. In some cases, patients choose to use clear ceramic braces on their top teeth, which are more visible than the bottom teeth.
You can get started on the road to a new smile by contacting our dental office today. Call 713-364-8990 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation and find out about your options. We also offer a variety of payment options to make braces more budget-friendly.
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