Straight teeth and a properly aligned bite do more than just make your smile look better – they make it healthier, too. If you want to improve the alignment of your smile, schedule a consultation for braces with Brendan Smith, DDS, MS, at Freedom Orthodontics in Cedar Park, Texas. Dr. Smith uses all new equipment and innovative techniques at his practice, giving you a beautiful and healthy smile that you’ll love. Schedule your appointment today by calling the Cedar Park office or using the convenient online tool.
Braces are one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available, and a proven and effective method for straightening your smile. They’re a fixed oral appliance utilizing brackets, bands, and an archwire.
Dr. Smith uses dental cement to attach the brackets to the surface of your teeth, fitting each tooth with a single bracket. Then, he threads an archwire through the brackets and uses a series of bands to hold the archwire in place.
He tightens the archwire, which exerts small and consistent pressure on your teeth. That pressure forces them to move into a better alignment, and by the time you’re done with your treatment, they’ll be perfectly straight.
Freedom Orthodontics is dedicated to using innovative equipment and advanced techniques to make your treatment as convenient and effective as possible.
Braces are excellent for treating several orthodontic conditions, including:
After a thorough inspection of your mouth and jaw, Dr. Smith can determine whether braces will be an effective treatment for your orthodontic concerns.
There are a few types of braces, each of which can address particular needs and preferences.
Traditional braces use metal brackets affixed to the front of your teeth. The rubber bands come in many colors, giving you the option to customize your smile and add some flair to your look.
If you’d like to keep your orthodontic treatment discreet, then clear braces are an excellent choice. The brackets are made from monocrystalline ceramic, which is strong and durable and has a similar color as your tooth enamel. This means that your brackets will be less noticeable, giving you more discretion as you straighten your smile.
If you want an even more discreet option, then lingual braces are for you. Lingual braces use brackets affixed to the back of your teeth, so they are less noticeable than clear braces.
Freedom Orthodontics offers the best in braces with new equipment and new techniques. To learn more about how braces can improve your smile, or to start the process of straightening your teeth today, schedule a consultation by calling the office or book a visit online.