What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of incorrectly positioned teeth and jaws. There are various treatment options available to correct issues like Overbite, Underbites, Open bite malocclusion, Deep bites, and Crossbite.
It is neer too late to achieve a perfect smile. If you thought orthodontics is only meant for younger generations, it’s time to reconsider that thought. Getting straight teeth for adults nowadays are not only simpler, but there are many options available that’s not only efficient, but comfortable. You don’t need to wear metal braces if you don’t want to as now you have the option to choose lingual braces, and removable clear aligners that work for every budget and situation. Don’t let your worries about Invisalign cost or Clear braces cost prevent you from getting a perfect smile. If you are near, Contact Us at Frisco and let us help achieve your dream of a beautiful smile.
The most common cases for orthodontics are patients between 12 to 17, particularly in the United States. This is because this age range is the perfect age for an orthodontic treatment. Not only that braces for teens can easily fix crooked or twisted teeth, the treatment also makes them look good and feel better. It is also beneficial to their health as a perfectly aligned teeth can reduce the risk for cavities and gum diseases. We offer orthodontic headgear for complex teeth alignment cases and trendy orthodontic archwire solutions that your teens will love.
Dental braces for child are also available at our office. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends orthodontic treatment start between ages 9 and 14 because at this age range at least some of the permanent teeth are still growing. Early diagnosis and exam will show how your child’s teeth are developing and can start treatment immediately before it becomes severe. Early treatment and detection is better for your child’s overall health. We have dental braces and orthodontic spaces available that can match the treatment needs of your child.
Highland Oak Dental believes that Texas Orthodontics should be at the best quality and uses only state-of-the-art treatment methods for our neighbors nearby. Have a look at the other Treatments we offer in Frisco,TX and we’d be happy to answer your inquiries when you give us a call.
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FAQ for Orthodontics
Is orthodontic care very expensive?
The cost of an orthodontic treatment will depend on the individual's needs but orthodontic treatment can average from $3,000 to $10,000. The cost also depends on the type of treatment you want. For instance, traditional metal braces can range from $3,000 to $7,000 while Invisalign aligners can cost from $3,000 to $8,000. The cost outweighs its benefits because a straight and healthy smile can helps greatly in your social and professional ventures. It can also help with your overall health as you can chew food better, reduces injury from protruding teeth, and reduces the risk of cavities and gum diseases. To learn more about the cost of our treatment, visit our Highland Oak Dental site.
When should orthodontic treatment be started?
Orthodontic problems usually begin between the age of nine and fourteen years old. This is the age range where it is perfect for an orthodontic treatment as many of the permanent teeth have already emerged. The sooner you get the treatment the higher the chance of improving the growth of your child's jaw and face and avoiding potential oral health problems in the future. With the child's developing mouth, Dr. Shiney George, DDS believes that it is more effective and most cost-efficient to treat severe conditions of crossbite, underbite, severe crowding, and protruding teeth while they're still young.
Most orthodontic problems start between the ages of nine and fourteen years old. At this point in the child's development, many of the permanent teeth have emerged, and the baby teeth are gone. However, because with the child's developing mouth, Dr. Shiney George, DDS believes that it is more comfortable to treat severe conditions of an underbite, crossbite, severe crowding and protruding teeth at this time.
How long will treatment take?
The length of the treatment is determined by many factors, including your age, severity of the alignment, and the health of your teeth. On average, orthodontic treatment can take from 12 to 36 months. To learn more about the actual length of your orthodontic treatment, visit our Highland Oak Dental office.
How often will I come in for an appointment?
Appointments are scheduled based on the patient's needs. Patients with braces will need to see their dentist every six to eight weeks for adjustments and treatment updates. There are some orthodontic cases where orthodontists will see them every four weeks, and in other cases it can take for as long as ten weeks. There are also treatments where your orthodontist will need to constantly monitor your progress; thus, your dentist will schedule it based on what the treatment needs.
Will I be able to play sports/ play my instrument?
Yes. You can still play a musical instrument the way you've played when you don't have any orthodontic appliances in your teeth. However, it will take awhile for you to get used to it after having braces. You can also play sports even with your braces on, but we recommend you wear a mouthguard to protect it from impact.
Orthodontics Near Me
The first thing to look for when choosing an orthodontist is its location as if the office is near your home, office, or school it can help you save a lot of time and money in the long run. Expect that you’ll be visiting your orthodontist frequently particularly for follow-up appointments, and treatments in addition to your routine visits. Having a dental office nearby can make things easier for you. Another important factor is to look for specialists with excellent reviews in orthodontics and the one you’ll be happy to work with.