Orthodontist

At Frisco Texas Dental, we ensure that we create individualized and professional relationships with our customers to ensure that we are empathetic as we offer our services. This helps our doctor and our team to provide quality orthodontic services that offer our customers their dream smiles.

From the moment you walk in our doctor’s room, you are guaranteed to feel that you are in the right place. Our doctor is professional, empathetic, caring, and highly knowledgeable. He pays attention to all the details to ensure that our customers get high-quality orthodontic care.

We offer orthodontic services to all age groups. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Oral hygiene
  • Damon™ smile braces and Damon® Clear braces
  • Insignia® braces
  • Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners
  • AcceleDent® Aura orthodontics
  • Clarity ™ clear braces
  • TMJ-TMD Services
  • Digital X-rays

Our customers are our top priority. Our reputable services are well known in Frisco and surrounding communities. We have a caring and friendly team, a conducive environment, and offer excellent outcomes. We ensure that we give you a smile that will never fade. Our doctor also is specialized in making children feel welcomed rather than scared. At Frisco Texas Dental, we are aware that kids deserve the best orthodontic services as well.

Each case is individualized at the doctor’s office because each patient is unique. Therefore, each customer is offered attentive care and personalized treatment plan. Our orthodontic practice is linked to many advantages such as a short period of treatment, privacy, and advanced technology in our treatment. You can get your dream smile with a no-interest finance plan and in-network insurance.

Schedule your consultation today by calling Frisco Texas Dental at +1 (972) 77-SMILE. Join our all smiles family! Your smile is our passion!

What is Orthodontics?

It is a branch of dentistry that specializes in correcting teeth and jaws misalignment. It becomes challenging to clean crooked teeth and teeth that are misaligned. These teeth are prone to be lost due to periodontal diseases and tooth decay. Additionally, due to the straining of muscles when chewing, there may be extreme cases of headaches, neck, shoulder, and back pain, and TMJ syndrome.

A person may have an overbite, overcrowding of teeth, crooked teeth, underbite, or jaw misalignment, which may lead to speech problems or eating problems. In such cases, orthodontic treatments are necessary to ensure that there is proper positioning of teeth and alignment of jaws. Orthodontics can also offer cosmetic purposes for those in need of a better smile.

What Are the Benefits of Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is important to ensure that there is the prevention of tooth decay and periodontal diseases that are caused by improper cleaning of misaligned teeth. An improper bite can lead to painful flossing, leading to poor oral hygiene.

Orthodontics is used to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Correct misalignment of teeth and jaws
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Improve oral functioning
  • Mend improper bites

How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontics Services?

Dentists are aware of patients require orthodontic services by looking at their dental history, taking an X-ray or taking plaster models of their teeth. Recommendation to see orthodontics means that you will get the best treatment plan that suits your needs. At Frisco Texas Dentist, we have the best orthodontist to help you with any treatments that you need.

There are orthodontic tools that are involved in orthodontic treatment plans, which ensure that you get the best outcomes. These tools include aligners, braces, retainers, Invisalign® or headgear. The tools require proper maintenance to help in producing excellent results. Orthodontist at Frisco Texas Dentist will give you specific instructions along with the treatment plan to ensure that you get great and fulfilling results.

An orthodontist or a dentist will be in a position to decide if orthodontics is recommended based on the diagnostic tools. This is inclusive of full medical reports, clinical examination, dental health history, plaster models of your teeth, X-rays, and photographs. The development of a treatment plan will follow, which is in line with your problems.

If you have the following, orthodontics may be an option for you:

Overbite: It is also called buck teeth. It is characterized by upper front teeth lying too far forward compared to the lower teeth.

Underbite: It is characterized by the projection of the lower teeth beyond the upper teeth. This means that the lower teeth are sticking out more than the upper teeth.

Crossbite: It is a form of malocclusion characterized by one or more teeth being either close to the cheek or tongue (buccal or lingual position) than the corresponding antagonist tooth or teeth in either the lower or upper dental arch. This can be simplified to lateral misalignment of dental arches.

Open bite: This is evident when a person is speaking, swallowing and they push their tongue between the upper and lower front teeth. There is a space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when biting.

Spacing: These are gaps and spaces between the teeth because of missing teeth or lack of a normal number of teeth in the mouth.

Crowding: It is characterized by having too many teeth that cannot be accommodated by the dental ridge.

How Do Orthodontic Treatments Work?

Orthodontic devices can either be fixed or removable.

Fixed Orthodontic Devices

These are the most common devices, which are used when precision is crucial. With fixed orthodontic devices, you can eat normally. However, some foods and drinks ought to be avoided, such as sticky food, gum, carbonated drinks, and hard candy.

People who take part in contact sports require to inform their orthodontist because they may need special gum shields.

Examples of fixed orthodontic tools are as follows:

Braces

They include wires, bands, and brackets. The band is fixed firmly around the teeth and act as anchors for the appliance while brackets are normally connected to the front of the teeth.

Wires in the shape of an arch pass through the brackets and are fixed to the bands. Tightening the arch of the wire means that there will be a creation of tension to the teeth. This helps the teeth to be moved to the correct position over time.

If you have braces, you are expected to visit your orthodontist monthly for them to be adjusted or tightened. Treatment may last from months to years.

At Frisco Texas Dental, we offer both colored and clear braces.

Fixed-space Maintainers

This is common in children who have lost their baby teeth. Space maintainers will ensure that the two teeth at either side are not moving into the gap until the permanent tooth grows. A band is fixed to one of the teeth and a wire goes from the band to the other tooth.

Removable space maintainers

These are an option for fixed-space maintainers.

Special fixed appliances

These help in controlling the thrusting of a tongue of sucking of thumbs. They prove to be uncomfortable when eating, hence we recommend using them when necessary.

Removable Orthodontic Devices

They are used to treat minor problems, such as stopping sucking of thumbs or correcting slightly crooked teeth. We recommend removing appliances when cleaning, eating, flossing or during activities such as cycling or playing wind instruments.

Examples of removable orthodontic devices include:

Aligners

They are an alternative to braces that may be useful to adults. They are not noticeable and can be taken out when brushing, eating, or flossing. It is normally used for 2 to 3 weeks and changed to a tighter version.

Head Gears

These are straps around the back of the head that is attached to a metal wire in the front or face bow. They are essential in slowing down the growth of the upper jaw and also keeping the back teeth in position while the front teeth are pulled back.

Lip and Cheek Bumpers

They are made to ensure that the pressure of cheeks or lips on teeth is relieved.

Palatal Expanders

It is designed to make an arch of the upper jaw to be wider. It consists of a plastic plate with screws, which is placed on the palate or roof of the mouth. The screws ensure that pressure is exerted on the joints in the bones, which forces them outward. Ultimately, the size of the area in the roof of the mouth is expanded.

Retainers

They are used after treatment to ensure that the teeth are stopped from moving back to their original positions. Also, they may be modified to stop thumb sucking in children.

Splints or Jaw Repositioning Devices

These are placed either in the top or lower jaw. They ensure that jaw close properly and are mainly used in TMD.

Frisco Texas Dental will recommend the best device that suits your needs. Additionally, you will be given detailed professional information on how to take care of your installed devices for the best outcome.

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