Many people struggle with confidence that stems from misaligned teeth. A smile you love is your best accessory… and you deserve precisely that.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tooth misalignments and jaw irregularities (malocclusions). Not just for aesthetic enhancement, orthodontics also serves to improve a patient’s overall oral health for a lifetime, and can even help with speech impediments. A properly aligned bite makes it easier to eat, smile, and speak!
At Dental Group of Amarillo, we have three options to help you achieve a smile you’ll love:
- Traditional Braces — Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth by using metal brackets and archwires.
- Clear Braces — Clear braces are made of transparent materials like monocrystalline sapphire or ceramic, which makes them less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. They also provide the same excellent results as their metal counterparts!
- Clear Aligners — Clear aligners are a series of acrylic trays that comfortably straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners unnoticeable, they are also removable; so, you can drink and eat what you want during your treatment.
Braces for Children:
Children and teenagers are ideal candidates for orthodontic treatment. Because the jawbone is soft and still growing, a young patient’s smile is particularly receptive to re-alignment.
Braces for Adults:
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. With the invention of more discreet orthodontic appliances such as clear braces and aligners, adults feel comfortable stepping out in public during all phases of treatment.