Your Austin dentist may have discussed with you the benefits of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This can result in tooth decay, worsen gum disease and lead to tooth loss.
Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints. These can lead to chronic headaches and face or neck pain. Treatment by an orthodontist can be less costly than the additional care required to treat dental problems arising as a result of orthodontic problems. For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more confident.
If you live in Austin there are several good providers for metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, lingual braces and more. Use the form, to the right, to provide your information and we will get you multiple referrals from Orthodontists in Austin. This will help you compare services and prices so that you can find an Orthodontist that fits your needs. Whether you’re looking for Clear Braces, Damon Braces, Ceramic Braces, Invisalign, Lingual Braces in Austin, we can point you in the right direction. Submit our referrals form and get multiple referrals for Austin Orthodontists.
It’s important to compare Orthodontists in every aspect. For example, one orthodontist might suggest that your child have teeth removed to make room. While another might not agree with that. One Orthodontist might require a down payment while another might not. Also, it’s important that you like the personality of your Orthodontist because you’ll be making many follow-up appointments for braces adjustments. Also, if you live or work in Austin, then you’ll want an Orthodontist in Austin, again because you’ll be making many trips to their office.
Also, choosing an orthodontist that has a good personality for young patients is an excellent start. Your child will be spending quite a bit of time with this person with multiple trips to the orthodontist’s office to make braces adjustments and to perform check-ups…so you will want your child to look forward to each visit. Make 2-3 appointments with Orthodontists in the Cerritos area and consider your child’s opinion when choosing. Wearing braces is a 1-2 year process, so you might as well try and make it as pleasant as possible.
We promise to not share your information with anyone except for the dental offices that will be providing referral invitations to you. Our goal is to provide the most honest service in connecting you with the perfect Orthodontist. Get your referrals today and begin searching for your braces in Austin.
Benefits of Braces
Braces are devices applied to the teeth that are intended to straighten crooked teeth or correct other jaw problems such as overbites and underbites. The most common forms of braces are made up of stainless steel wires that are held in place by brackets cemented or glued to the teeth, although “clear” braces made mostly from ceramic can be used if the patient wants the braces to be less conspicuous. Braces can be worn by both children and adults, although most Irvine orthodontists agree that they are most beneficial when they are worn by children who are still growing and developing.
Although braces can be uncomfortable to wear, there are several benefits to having them. First of all, they are important for oral hygiene. Braces are very necessary in the work environment. Do you want to have the worst teeth in Irvine? Crooked or crowded teeth can be difficult to clean, making misaligned teeth much more susceptible to tooth decay. Braces can also help to improve the appearance of a person’s smile, something that people will be sure to notice after a couple years of wearing braces. Finally, crooked and crowded teeth can cause chronic pain if they are left unchecked. As uncomfortable as wearing braces can be, it is a small price to pay for a mouth of well-aligned teeth that will leave you free from pain.
Types of Braces in Austin
The most common type of braces are the permanent braces made from metal or ceramic. These braces generally consist of stainless steel wires that are held in place by brackets cemented to the teeth or rings that fit tightly around the molars. The term “permanent” is a bit if a misnomer in this case, as braces will not remain on a patient’s teeth permanently. Typically, most Austin patients can expect to wear braces for about two years. Those who do not wish to wear permanent braces can opt for temporary braces which come in the form of mouthpieces that fit tightly around the teeth. These mouthpieces can be removed at any time to make eating and brushing easier. Temporary braces are better known as Invisalign after the most popular brand. Invisalign braces are virtually invisible, and that fact combined with the idea that they can be removed means that few people will notice when a patient is wearing them.
Braces for All Ages
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. Jaw surgery is more often required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws are not growing.
Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.
It’s best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and to determine the best time for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.
This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.
Duration of Treatment
Utilizing the newest technologies we now anticipate total treatment times to average less than two years from start to finish. Obviously more demanding cases can take longer and more basic ones can finish sooner, but we complete most of our cases in less than two years.