Why should I get Orthodontics?
Are you looking to achieve a straighter and healthier smile? Blush Dental & Orthodontics in Houston, TX offers a range of orthodontic treatments to help you achieve your desired results. Orthodontic dentistry involves the use of braces, clear aligners, and other techniques to correct misaligned teeth and improve your overall oral health.
Orthodontic treatment goes beyond just improving the appearance of your smile. It also has several important benefits for your oral health. By straightening your teeth, orthodontics can make it easier to clean your teeth and gums, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Additionally, properly aligned teeth can improve your bite, reducing the risk of jaw pain, headaches, and other discomforts associated with a misaligned bite.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Types of Orthodontic Treatment
Invisalign Clear Aligner Therapy
Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a series of custom-made, clear aligners created for each individual. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that is worn over the teeth. They gently and gradually shift teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. Unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete to achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life.
Space maintainers are orthodontic devices used to manage the space in the mouth. They are usually employed when a child loses a baby tooth prematurely, to prevent the other teeth from moving into the empty space until the permanent tooth emerges. Space maintainers help in the proper alignment of teeth, reducing the likelihood of future orthodontic problems. They are custom-made by dentists or orthodontists and can be either removable or cemented in the child's mouth, depending on the individual case and preference.
This is a procedure that is often necessary when a tooth fails to emerge naturally or is impacted - a situation commonly seen with wisdom teeth or canines. During the procedure, the gum over the impacted tooth is lifted to expose the hidden tooth beneath. If needed, a bracket and a miniature chain can be attached to the tooth. This chain is used to gradually pull the tooth into its correct position in the dental arch, as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. This procedure helps in aligning teeth and preventing potential complications due to impacted teeth.
The Orthodontic Treatment Process
01. Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation Dr. Rashmi Poreddy will evaluate your teeth and bite, discuss your treatment goals, and recommend the most suitable orthodontic treatment option for you. This may include traditional braces, clear aligners like Invisalign, or other appliances.
02. Treatment Planning
Once you have decided on the treatment option, our orthodontist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan will outline the duration of the treatment, the expected results, and any necessary preparations or precautions.
03. Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment involves the gradual movement of your teeth to their desired positions. This can be achieved through the use of braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic appliances. Regular appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal results.