FOR KIDS, TEENS, & ADULTS TOO
Beautifully straight teeth look great, feel awesome, and can even lower your chances of developing cavities and gum disease! What’s not to love? At Texas Tiny Teeth, both you (because you deserve straight teeth too!) and your child can get the orthodontic treatment at our Greenville or Frisco location. Our orthodontists can also help with a multitude of teeth/jaw alignment issues without sending you around town to different offices.
braces can help with the following issues:
types of braces we offer
We are proud to offer all types of braces to our valued patients. Our orthodontic services are reliable, durable, and cost-effective to treat both simple and complex smile needs alike!
behind the teeth
Invisalign® aligners are a great alternative to traditional metal braces. By utilizing custom-made, clear dental aligners, we are able to gently reposition our patients’ teeth more quickly and comfortably. During treatment, we will provide a series of removable aligners that are worn for roughly seven days, then patients will switch to the next one. This will gradually move their teeth to the ideal alignment. In some cases, the use of aesthetic ‘attachments’ or ‘buttons’ is used to aid in the movement of teeth and to correct bites. If you or your child are looking to achieve a beautiful, straight smile–in a more discreet way–Invisalign treatment may be the right choice.
Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment for younger patients. Our orthodontists use brackets and orthodontic wires to place gentle but consistent pressure on the teeth, gradually bringing them into the proper alignment over a period of time. Today’s modern braces are smaller, flatter, and much subtler than their clunky counterparts, which means our patients can smile confidently throughout treatment. If your family would like to explore alternatives to traditional braces, our team would be happy to tell you all about them.
the benefits of braces
Increased Confidence: Perfectly straight teeth are great to look at, and even better to show off! After orthodontic treatment, a patient always feels much better about their smile’s appearance, giving them the confidence to pursue their life goals with more energy than ever.
Better Function: When the teeth and/or jaw are misaligned, they can make even the simplest things like eating, speaking, and smiling uncomfortable or painful. Braces can easily correct a multitude of issues to restore normal function so that the last thing you have to worry about is their teeth.
Improved Oral Health: Remember when we mentioned cavities at the top of this page? It’s true! When the teeth are bunched together, difficult-to-clean, small spaces are created where plaque gathers and builds up. With properly aligned teeth, your child is able to get more out of their brushing/flossing routine. Therefore, reducing their chances for the most common dental problems.
Phase I Treatment
This phase typically occurs when patients start to lose their baby teeth, between 6 and 9 years of age. This is an ideal time to detect whether there are disturbances in jaw growth or tooth development. A short phase of orthodontics can be utilized at this time to favorably enhance the growth of your child’s jaw.
Phase II Treatment
This phase generally occurs during early adolescent or adolescent years. During this time, teeth are aligned for maximum esthetics, function, and stability with braces and specialized retainers or expansion appliances, if needed.
The goal of comprehensive orthodontic treatment is to establish an ideal bite. It includes a coordinated diagnosis and treatment plan leading to the improvement of not only the bite but also the smile, alignment of all teeth, and soft tissue esthetics. This type of orthodontic treatment usually lasts 18-24 months.
This approach targets only a limited area of the mouth, typically used for cosmetic reasons. For example, aligning only the front teeth or only the back teeth, fixing overcrowding, reducing gaps, or other issues that do not affect the entire bite. Limited treatments can be completed quickly, about three to eight months.
how long do braces take?
The answer to this question varies from individual to individual. For those with only a few misaligned teeth, final results can often be achieved in as little as 12 months. However, for someone with more complicated problems, treatment can take one to three years. Our doctors can let you know how long your treatment time will be at your initial consultation.
how to get started?
If you’re interested in getting braces for either yourself or your child, then please schedule an appointment at Texas Tiny Teeth here. You’ll meet with our orthodontist, during which they’ll perform a comprehensive exam, and discuss if you or your child are good candidates for orthodontics. From there, he/she will answer any of your questions you might have. Our team will work with you to find a financial plan to fit your treatment into your budget.
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