Boy Smiling After His Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment in Houston, TX

Not everyone is born with straight teeth and a perfect smile. The good news is that a little help from orthodontics can align your teeth and correct your bite. A visit to Adonia Dentistry will have you on your way to your ideal smile before you know it!

Boy Smiling After His Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment in Houston, TX

Not everyone is born with straight teeth and a perfect smile. The good news is that a little help from orthodontics can align your teeth and correct your bite. A visit to Adonia Dentistry will have you on your way to your ideal smile before you know it!

Clear Aligners: An Overview

Clear aligners continue to grow in popularity because they offer a discreet and gentle way to straighten your teeth without impacting your life. At Adonia Dentistry, we offer clear aligners created for you using the latest technology, including 3D scanning, 3D printing, and highly advanced software to create your nearly invisible aligner trays.

Clear aligners work by applying gentle, precise pressure to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Your treatment plan will consist of a series of custom aligners. You’ll need to wear each set for at least 22 hours each day. As you move on from an aligner set to the next in the series, following your treatment plan, you’ll see your teeth move closer to where you want them to be.

Unlike fixed braces, you can take out your clear aligners to brush and floss as you usually would and eat anything you want without restrictions. The easier it is to care for your teeth, the better your oral health is. Best of all, your virtually invisible braces will straighten your smile up to 50 percent faster than traditional metal braces.

Clear aligners are ideal for a range of mild to complex orthodontic cases, including gapped, rotated, crowded, or crooked teeth. They can also correct problems with the bite. If, however, the issue is severe, you may need traditional braces. In this case, Dr. Noufelle will refer you to a trusted orthodontist for the quality treatment you deserve.

Traditional Braces: An Overview

Traditional braces, or metal braces, are made of high-grade stainless steel. They come with metal brackets, arch wires, and bands called o-rings, which come in different colors for a customized, colorful smile. Today’s braces are sleeker, smaller, and less noticeable than ever.

Traditional braces are the most affordable and effective orthodontic solutions available, correcting even the most severe and complex misalignments. They work by exerting constant pressure for extended periods, gently shifting your teeth and jaw into the desired position.

Braces typically require tightening every 4-6 months to maintain the pressure needed to align your smile. Treatment times will vary depending on the severity of the condition, with most cases requiring two to two and a half years to correct.

Once you achieve your desired results, you will need to wear retainers. That’s because the soft tissue and bone around your teeth need time to adapt to the changes made in tooth positioning and to stabilize. Otherwise, you risk reversing all the progress achieved by your teeth slowly moving back to their old position. The length of time you’ll need to wear your retainers will depend on your smile’s unique needs.

Orthodontic Treatment Near Me

Visit Adonia Dentistry in Houston, TX, to learn more about achieving a straight, healthy smile with our cutting-edge orthodontic treatment options. Dr. Noufele and her team are committed to utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques to create healthy, straight smiles. Contact our office for an appointment or request one online today!

Call us at 832.701.0027 or follow the link to request a time that fits your busy schedule. We'll contact you to confirm your appointment.