Dental Braces Specialist

Dental Braces Specialist in Stafford, TX

Dental braces are a great cosmetic treatment to have, as they not only help with your teeth cosmetically, but they also can help with other dental issues as well. Contact our clinic today to learn more. We are conveniently located at 738 FM 1092 Rd, Stafford, TX 77477. For more details about our services, please call us or make an appointment request online.

Dental Braces Specialist Near Me in Stafford, TX
Dental Braces Specialist Near Me in Stafford, TX

Table of Contents:

What are the different types of braces?
What is a brace in orthodontics?
What is a good age to get braces?
What are the advantages of braces?

What are the different types of braces?


There are a variety of different braces available for patients, a few of the major factors that go into the type of braces that will be recommended, other factors that go into the recommendation include the severity of the condition, the time frame in which you want your teeth straight by, and if you are okay with the braces being visible or if you want them invisible.
 
● Metal Braces
Metal braces are the original teeth straightening device. Metal braces are applied to the front of the teeth by dental professionals like the dentists at Smile Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Metal braces are the most visible type of braces available, but also the most cost-effective. They are tightened every 4 to 6 weeks to straighten the teeth faster, this also means more trips to the dental office.
 
● Clear or Ceramic Braces
Clear and ceramic braces are almost exactly similar to metal braces, with the same functionality, and size, the only visible difference is the appearance between the two, as clear or ceramic braces are clear instead of metal.
 
● Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are also similar to that metal braces, as they are made out of stainless steel; however, the main difference between the two is where the braces are placed on the teeth to straighten them. Traditional metal braces are placed on the front of the teeth, while lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth instead. This method is one of the more difficult methods to complete due to where the lingual braces are placed.
 
● Invisalign Clear Brace Aligners
Invisalign clear brace aligners provide a much different approach to teeth straightening, this method offers a much more comfortable experience by customizing the aligners with a teeth mold which creates the Invisalign clear brace trays to help the teeth slowly move into place. These clear trays are removable, which allows the patient to easily clean, their teeth, as well as eat and drink without ruining them.

What is a brace in orthodontics?


Braces in orthodontics are known as dental braces, they are devices that were created to align and straighten while improving the position and bite of an individual who is aiming to improve their dental health and smile.
 
Braces are often recommended to help with many dental issues including to correct underbites, overbites, crossbites, open bites, gaps, crooked teeth, malocclusions, as well as various other issues that can affect the teeth and jaw.
 
Braces are considered a cosmetic procedure, so while dental insurances may not approve dental braces, many dental clinics have financing options available to help pay for the different options of dental braces you wish to choose from.

What is a good age to get braces?


If you are wondering what is a good age to get braces for your children, it is important to speak to a dental professional before moving ahead with braces for your child(ren). As they will need to monitor the change, as well as the overall health of the child to ensure they are at a healthy age to start. We often suggest to our patients, that the best age to start your children with braces is around the age of 6 or 7, this is due to the start of them getting permanent adult teeth.
 
Before kids start to get their permanent adult teeth, we want to ensure that their teeth and jaw are growing properly; otherwise, they may need a much more invasive orthodontic treatment to fix any dental issues.
 
However, if we are looking at adults getting braces, they are worth it at any adult age, as they can greatly improve your smile, impact your confidence in yourself and how you present yourself to others, as well as how others interact with you. Not only that, braces can help fix many dental problems you may have been dealing with for your entire life.

What are the advantages of braces?


There are many advantages to receiving braces at a dental office, some of which include:

• A major boost in confidence
Many who turn to braces have grown up with a not-so-perfect smile, and have been so used to checking their teeth twice or three times to ensure nothing was left stuck in between their teeth. Smiling without showing off your teeth is second nature, as well as many other tricks that have made you self-conscious over the years. Braces provide a boost in confidence, as you get to smile and show off healthy, and straight teeth.
 
• Enhanced speech and health
Crooked teeth are much more susceptible to the development of oral diseases including tooth decay, as well as many other dental issues including periodontal disease. Crooked teeth can be quite difficult to properly clean, as well as remove plaque or food debris without any issues unless you enlist the help of dental professionals including a hygienist. Speech issues can also become more prevalent with crooked teeth; however, once they are straight, your speech, as well as health will vastly improve.
 
• Corrects the bite
Any teeth straightening method will help with correcting your bite by moving the teeth around into a much healthier position within the mouth. Particularly if you are dealing with an overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowded teeth, or gapped teeth, then braces will improve these issues immensely.

Contact us today! We are conveniently located at 738 FM 1092 Rd, Stafford, TX 77477. For more details about our services, please call us or make an appointment request online. We serve patients from Stafford TX, Meadows Place TX, Missouri City TX, Sugar Land TX, Fifth Street TX, Dewalt TX, and Trammels TX.