ORTHODONTICS

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What does an orthodontist do?

An orthodontist has specialized training beyond that of a general dentist. An orthodontist must complete an extra two to four years of training in a program approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Our orthodontists can help you to regain your healthy smile and to improve your oral health. Some conditions that our orthodontists can treats include overbite, under bite, crooked teeth, crowded teeth and other spacing issues. Our orthodontist doctors also specialize in aligning the jaw and can determine and implement the best treatment plan for you and your family members.

How can we help?

When you need specialized dental care, the Houston Cosmetic Dentistry team of orthodontists can help you get the healthy smile and healthy teeth that you want and need. Our expert team of orthodontists and friendly staff can provide you with all the information you need regarding orthodontics care. Learn more about orthodontics, the specialized treatment and costs.

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What are the different types of braces?

With the many options available nowadays, the Houston Cosmetic Dentistry Orthodontics team can help you maintain your appearance while still wearing braces.

Traditional braces realign your teeth by using pressure, explains the ADA. The brackets nowadays are smaller and less noticeable than in previous years. During a series of appointments while wearing your traditional braces, the orthodontist will gradually tighten the wire as the braces gradually straighten your teeth.

Lingual braces are different from traditional braces in that the orthodontist places the brackets and wires on the inside of your teeth, rather than the outside like in traditional braces.

Ceramic braces, another modern-day improvement, are the same color as your natural teeth, making them less noticeable than traditional braces. Sometimes orthodontists use natural-colored wires, which makes ceramic braces even less noticeable.

Invisalign offers an alternative that allows you to eat and drink as you normally would without braces. The removable invisible aligners work without using brackets and wires. Nearly invisible, most people will not even realize that you wear aligners.

One thing that has not changed is the fact that you must take care of your oral health while wearing braces. You must also avoid certain foods, which the knowledgeable Houston Cosmetic Dentistry staff will discuss with you.

What is the cost of braces?

Your insurance usually covers some portion of the cost of braces. However, for patients who reached the cap on their insurance or who do not have insurance, we do offer an extensive list of payment options, including payment plans, loans and other types of credit.

To learn more about the exact cost of braces, dentures or other specific treatments, please schedule free consultation with one of our treatment coordinators. Our treatment coordinators can help break down your payments into affordable, easy-to-pay monthly installments so you can regain and enjoy affordable oral health. You can save even more when you check out our specials page, join our monthly newsletter and Like our Facebook page to take advantage of coupons and offers available throughout the month.

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