As mentioned previously, orthodontists specialize in addressing and correcting malocclusions of the teeth and jaw. As a result, patients who suffer from such orthodontic issues can experience restored mouth functions, an ability to speak clearly and chew without difficulty, and a renewed confidence in the health and appearance of their natural smiles.
Some common dental problems our Houston orthodontist team can treat include the following:
Anteroposterior deviations – These include a range of conditions such as underbite and overbite that result in difficulty speaking or chewing.
Overcrowding – A common orthodontic difficulty, overcrowding occurs when there is insufficient jawbone space, resulting in teeth overlapping on top of one another.
Aesthetic issues – Due to malocclusions, a patient’s face can take on an abnormal, and perhaps aesthetically unpleasing, shape, that may require the orthodontist can restructure and realign the jaw, lips and teeth in order to mold a more pleasing appearance.
During your first dental appointment, a Houston orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination using state-of-the-art x-ray and modeling technologies. These models will give the orthodontist the ability to examine your jaw and teeth. Once the orthodontist’s assessment has been made, a treatment plan will be made that is tailored to your specific oral health needs.
Among the most likely orthodontic treatment options:
Dental braces – Made of metal, ceramics or clear materials, dental braces are a time-tested means of gently aligned crooked or maladjusted teeth.
Headgear and facemasks – Often designed to work in conjunction with braces, devices such as headgear and facemasks are typically employed to correct overbites and underbites, as well as encourage the teeth and jawbone into alignment.
Retainers – Once dental braces and other devices have been worn to realign teeth, retainers help ensure that teeth will stay in place and help the underlying bone reform into the correct position.
Please contact Galleria Dental today to learn more about our Houston orthodontists and the services they provide!