League City Orthodontics

Orthodontics / Invisalign

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Whether you favor clear aligners, retainers, or braces, turning to an orthodontist for your dental needs is a wise step in the right direction. Orthodontics is a branch of dental care that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dental and facial abnormalities. Straightening your teeth, balancing your face, and restoring the proper function of your jaw are just a few treatments orthodontics can offer you. Before choosing the orthodontic treatment that is right for you, it’s important to know the different issues orthodontics can treat.

Common Orthodontic Issues

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If you’re not happy with your teeth, you’re not alone. People of all ages suffer from orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crowding

  • Overbite

  • Underbite

  • Missing lateral incisors

  • Too much space between teeth

The treatment required to fix your orthodontic issues depends on the problem and severity of it. Braces, the most common type of orthodontic treatment, work by applying pressure to the teeth to realign them. Although it’s always a good idea to get braces early, patients of all ages may benefit from braces.

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Invisalign

If you don’t like the idea of wearing metal braces, you might consider clear aligners. Invisalign is the preferred clear aligner alternative to traditional braces. To decide if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, we’ll perform and exam that includes x-rays and a scan of your teeth. Good candidates for Invisalign are people who:

  • Have mild cosmetic concerns and no major bite issues
  • May have had braces before in the past and have had some mild relapse
  • Have great oral hygiene and no gum disease or active cavities
  • Are dedicated to wearing their aligners almost 24/7 (taking them out only to eat and brush/floss)

Before deciding which treatment is best for you, we will perform a thorough evaluation and take several x-rays. Whether you need braces, Invisalign, or orthodontic surgery, you can count on us to provide quality care. Call today to schedule an appointment.