Dr.Ngo and her orthodontic team at Radiant Dental can help you get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted by providing high quality orthodontic treatment for Spring Branch patients in the most relaxing and clean environment possible. Your smile is just as unique as your fingerprint, that is why we offer different orthodontic treatment options to fit all different age groups and lifestyles.
Orthodontic treatment (braces) is used to correct mal aligned teeth and bite problems. The issues involved and corrected by orthodontic treatments can be considered both restorative and cosmetic because the procedures often result in both fully functional and beautiful smiles.
While orthodontic treatments are most commonly used for young people, adults make up nearly a third of all orthodontic patients. Even though orthodontics can be used to treat people of any age, it is generally recommended to begin treatment early.
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Orthodontics is used to protect your bite, maximize the performance of your teeth’s functions, and create well-aligned smiles, making oral hygiene easier to maintain. It can also change the appearance of the jaw, neck, and lips.
Orthodontists usually complete an extra two or three years of education in addition to their dental school requirements. Orthodontists evaluate a patient’s bite using several methods such as oral, facial, and functional examinations, intraoral and facial photographs, panoramic and cephalometric X-rays, and impressions of the teeth and bite for models. The results are studied and used to develop individualized treatment plans.
On the second visit, the orthodontist provides an estimate of the amount of time the treatment will take. The treatment duration depends on the patient’s age and the extensiveness of the procedure. On average, standard treatment is about two years. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment, patients should follow the plan closely.