A straighter smile is easier to care for and less likely to suffer from problems like tooth decay, gum disease, or premature wear. But not all of us are lucky enough to have a naturally aligned bite. If you’re looking for a family dentist office that offers orthodontics in Boerne, TX, you’ve come to the right place!
By age 7, we can start to tell whether or not your child will require future orthodontic therapy. It’s based on the way their jaws are developing and the current eruption patterns of their adult teeth. As children reach adolescence, their adult smile is nearing complete development.
Adults can also have orthodontic evaluations! During you or your child’s assessment, our Boerne orthodontist will:
Clear, removable Invisalign braces are great for adults and teens who want to align their smile in a convenient and discreet manner. With Invisalign, no one has to ever know you’re wearing braces.
Conventional braces are a straightforward treatment for every age, but are most popular with children and teens. Interceptive orthodontics or “Phase I” treatment can help to address common bite challenges at an earlier stage, so less extensive orthodontic therapy will be needed later on.
Accelerated orthodontics is a great treatment option for people of all ages who want to achieve a beautiful smile in a shorter amount of time.
In some more severe cases, surgical orthodontic treatment is needed in order to solve more advanced orthodontic problems such as improper bites and jaw abnormalities.
Ceramic braces work like conventional orthodontics, but the brackets are made of tooth colored materials so that they blend in with your smile (making them perfect for adults!)
Adults can also have orthodontic evaluations! During you or your child’s assessment, our Boerne orthodontist will: Take a diagnostic X-ray of teeth and jaws to assess orofacial anatomy, discuss what aspects of your bite need to be adjusted, weigh the benefits of different types of braces for your unique situation, provide an estimated timeframe of how long treatment will take and have our treatment coordinator go over financing options and insurance benefits.
Considering braces as an adult or for your child? Want to know more about short term treatments for cosmetic purposes? Ask our orthodontist about orthodontics in Boerne, TX to find out if you’re a candidate!