Teeth Straightening

Teeth Straightening in Katy, TX

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Teeth Straightening services offered in Katy, TX

When you have straight teeth, it becomes easier to brush and floss them thoroughly and avoid issues such as gum disease or decay. Orthodontist Patricia Tran, DDS, MSD, PA, and the team at Discover Orthodontics in Katy, Texas, provide teeth-straightening services to correct any type of misalignment, no matter how severe. To review your treatment options and find out how to get straighter teeth, call Discover Orthodontics or schedule a consultation online right away. 

What is teeth straightening?

Teeth straightening is the final goal of any orthodontic treatment. Having straighter teeth doesn’t just make your smile look its best: It also offers considerable oral health and hygiene benefits. That’s why the Discover Orthodontics team encourages patients to consider their options to treat:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Wide gaps

The more crooked or out of alignment your teeth are, the longer orthodontic treatment will take. In any case, the benefits are worth the time and costs and may even save you the trouble of various dental treatments in the future. 

What are the benefits of teeth straightening?

During your consultation at Discover Orthodontics, you learn about the many treatments and surgeries that can lead to straighter teeth. Additionally, the team informs you of the specific benefits of aligning your teeth. Many benefits are due to the fact that aligning your teeth makes them easier to thoroughly brush and floss. 

By straightening your teeth, you can enjoy:

  • Less bad breath
  • A lower risk of gum disease
  • Less tooth decay
  • Less tooth wear and tear
  • Easier chewing
  • Easier cleaning
  • Less jaw strain and discomfort
  • A more balanced smile

Most people find that straight teeth are more flattering than a crooked smile, so you might enjoy a boost in confidence after orthodontic treatment too. 

What are my options for teeth straightening?

The Discover Orthodontics team may recommend one or several treatments to align your teeth:

 

Braces

Metal or ceramic braces are attached to your teeth for the duration of treatment with a strong bonding cement. Wires and bands connected to the brackets push your teeth to shift and become straighter. 

 

Clear aligners

Clear aligners also shift your teeth by placing pressure on them. They fit over your teeth but are removable at will. You use a series of them to align your teeth over time. 

 

Retainers

Using a fixed or removable retainer after braces or clear aligners helps you keep your teeth in alignment long term. 

 

Expanders

Palatal expanders gently widen the upper arch to prepare your child for future braces or clear aligners. 

 

Surgical orthodontics

Jaw surgery corrects skeletal irregularities to prepare your teeth for orthodontic alignment. 

Teeth-straightening treatments like braces or clear aligners are the key to better long-term oral hygiene and health. Call Discover Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today.

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