If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or have large gaps between them, orthodontic treatment (braces) is the solution you are looking for. Braces solve a number of problems that affect your appearance. But they are also a valuable tool for helping to prevent cavities, excess wear on your teeth, and problems with your dental bite, which can change the way your teeth come together when you bite down.
Dr. Williamson is a general dentist providing orthodontic treatment. He has many years of experience in providing excellent care for both children and adults with orthodontic problems. He understands that having a beautiful smile is very important because it makes you feel good about yourself.
Why Are Orthodontics Important?
Having a beautiful smile is important to everyone, and braces can really change your appearance. But braces can also make proper oral hygiene easier because overcrowded teeth make brushing and flossing difficult. If your teeth are crooked or have large spaces between them, you may also have problems eating and speaking properly.
Dr. Williamson begins treatment by taking x-rays and impressions of your teeth with state-of-the-art equipment. This helps him determine how much your teeth need to be straightened so he can recommend a treatment plan that will work best for you. At our Corpus Christi, TX dental office, we offer two types of orthodontic treatment:
Traditional braces are most often used when treating young children. They may also be needed for older patients whose teeth are very crooked. Traditional braces are made up of metal brackets that are attached to your teeth and wires that run through the brackets. Dr. Williamson adjusts the wires at each visit to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. When the teeth are in the right position, the brackets and wires are removed.
Invisalign®, sometimes called clear braces, is a great solution for people whose teeth are not severely misaligned. Invisalign® works by using a series of flexible plastic aligners that fit over your teeth and gently move them into the proper position. Invisalign® is perfect for older teens and adults because the aligners are nearly invisible and don’t take as long to work as traditional braces.
Invisalign® aligners are not obvious, and they are comfortable to wear. The aligners are completely removable and can be taken out for eating, brushing, and flossing.
Our professional team handles all different types of cases, and we are sensitive to your special needs. We will work with you to find the orthodontic solution you need to give you a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact our office if you would like more information about orthodontic treatment. We will be more than happy to schedule a convenient time to sit down with you and discuss which type of treatment will work best.