Orthodontics improves alignment issues, like crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. At Dentist at Rock Creek in Cypress, Texas, cosmetic and family dentists KimCuc Vo, DDS, Sandra Raouf, DDS, and the team offer several types of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign® and FastBraces®. Call Dentist at Rock Creek to request an orthodontic consultation for yourself or your child or book online today.
Orthodontics is a dental subspecialty that diagnoses and treats alignment issues affecting the teeth or jaw. If you have crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, you’re more likely to have cavities and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can prevent these and other issues while transforming your smile.
At Dentist at Rock Creek, the team uses orthodontics to treat various issues, including:
The team also uses orthodontics to treat abnormal bite patterns, like crossbite, underbite, and overbite.
At Dentist at Rock Creek, the team offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including:
Invisalign straightens your teeth and jaw with a series of plastic aligners. You wear the aligners for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to brush and floss or eat. Since Invisalign aligners are clear, treatment is more discreet than with metal braces.
FastBraces use triangle-shaped brackets and archwires to place mild pressure on your teeth and jaw. The unique shape of the brackets helps speed up the orthodontic treatment process, providing quicker outcomes.
You transition to an orthodontic retainer after you’re finished wearing FastBraces or Invisalign aligners. A retainer is a removable appliance that holds your teeth in the proper position. It prevents relapse, ensuring you maintain the results of orthodontic treatment.
After a consultation, the team can suggest the best option for you.
To determine if you’re a candidate for orthodontics, your Dentist at Rock Creek provider reviews your dental charts, takes digital X-rays, and completes an oral exam. If your provider identifies alignment issues, like crowding or spaces between your teeth, you qualify for orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is safe and usually well-tolerated. That said, braces and clear aligners take some getting used to. At first, it’s normal to experience mild soreness and increased tooth sensitivity. These symptoms should subside within a week or two, but if they continue, contact the team immediately.
The duration of orthodontic treatment depends on the alignment issues treated and your commitment to your provider’s care plan. Most teens and adults complete treatment in 12-18 months*, but it may take longer. Attend each of your checkups and follow your provider’s treatment instructions.
Call the Dentist at Rock Creek and request an orthodontic consultation today or click the online booking feature.
*Individual results may vary.