Orthodontic Care at Dental Station Family Dentistry
Having a straighter smile is a dream many patients have, but few can enjoy one without help from a professional. If you’re suffering from gaps or misaligned teeth, please contact Dr. Wendy Winarick at Dental Station Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. Our Waco dentist and dentistry team members are happy to offer orthodontic options for adults and children alike who need to make a change, both for their oral health and their aesthetic appearance. We offer traditional bracket and wire braces as well as alignment tray orthodontics. No treatment is right for every patient, so get started with an orthodontic consultation in our Waco dental office today.
We typically recommend traditional braces for younger patients and adults whose teeth are in need of significant movement. The treatment can take anywhere from 10 to 24 months, and throughout the orthodontic process, you’ll need to visit our office for periodic tightening to ensure that the teeth are receiving enough pressure to move into their ideal positions. You’ll be amazed by how much smaller and sleeker today’s brackets and wires are, so this treatment option is much more comfortable than was ever possible in the past. We can even offer tooth-colored or clear brackets and wires for adults and teens who are concerned about their appearances. Kids are sure to love choosing their favorite color of rubber bands to fit around the brackets, and we can even provide fun bracket shapes for some patients. Whatever your specific style, we can help you straighten your teeth while looking and feeling your best.
Invisalign Clear Braces
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated and seamless orthodontic option, Invisalign may be able to create the results you’re looking for. There are no noticeable wires or metal brackets with this treatment option. Instead, patients simply need to wear a set of clear, customized alignment trays that are easily removable when eating or practicing oral hygiene. Within 8-18 months, you’ll be enjoying a more uniform smile you can truly feel proud of.
What Option Should I Pick?
Both bracket and wire braces and Invisalign orthodontics offer benefits. There’s no one treatment option that will address every patient’s needs. Instead, the only way to know for sure you’re getting the orthodontic treatment you need is to visit our Waco office for a consultation. We will carefully examine your tooth alignment, outline treatment options, and help you find a solution that meets all of your needs and fits your schedule and budget. Your smile is completely unique, and at Dental Station Family Dentistry, your orthodontic treatment plan will be too.
Benefits of Straightening Your Smile
In the early days of orthodontics, straightening teeth was considered a purely cosmetic endeavor. However, we now know that the benefits of orthodontic correction impact much more than your appearance. Some of the benefits of orthodontic alignment include:
- Appearance – still the most noticeable benefit, patients’ smiles look better following orthodontic treatment, and patients have improved confidence when smiling in any personal or professional situation.
- Oral health – teeth that are properly aligned and evenly spaced are easier to care for. They also evenly absorb pressure while chewing, so patients are less likely to chip or crack teeth.
- Diet – a flawlessly aligned bite makes chewing easier and more comfortable, so patients are able to consume a wider variety of foods.
- Speech – correctly aligned teeth and jaws allow patients to speak clearly without impediment or discomfort.