Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog!
We are proud to serve the good folks of Houston, Texas and to apply our many years of training and education towards making people smile!
What brings you here today? Are crooked or crowded teeth bringing you down? Is your bite misaligned, or do you have an overbite, underbite, or teeth that stick out?
Then you are in luck!
Our team of locally-based orthodontics experts can help you improve your smile with one of our many custom-designed treatments. You’ll love what we can do for your smile. But braces are about a whole lot more than just appearances.
Did you know that, in addition to making you look better, braces also boost your health by significantly lowering your risk for cavities and gum disease? Consider that a bonus!
And, another thing: braces are not just for teens! In our book, it is never too late to transform your smile!
If you are well into adulthood and did not have the opportunity for orthodontic treatment in childhood, don’t assume that you have missed your window of opportunity. That’s hardly ever the case.
Today we want to go over some of the basics of braces. Read on and then be sure to follow up to schedule your orthodontic consultation with us!
What Is The Consultation Like?
During your initial appointment, our orthodontics team will examine your mouth to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy and disease-free. We will then design your treatment plan based on our examination and conversation. We’ll also need to take dental X-rays, make impressions of your teeth, etc.
Before you leave, we’ll explain each step of the treatment process thoroughly so that you can head into your treatment feeling comfortable with your choices and confident in your results.
What Do Orthodontics Address?
Orthodontics are a specialized field of dentistry. But within this realm there are many dental issues that we can help correct.
Normally we accomplish the desired transformation with the help of braces, aligners, expanders, retainers and other devices. These orthodontic appliances apply the necessary pressure on your teeth to shift them to a more perfect position over the course of your treatment.
Some of your treatment options include classic metal braces, Invisalign aligners, and clear ceramic braces.
How Long Does It Take?
Your treatment time will inevitably vary depending on your current age, the severity of your condition, and the technique that is chosen to address your orthodontic issues. Just for an example, Invisalign only takes about 12 months. Other solutions may take 2-3 years, especially for adults.
How Much Does It Cost?
We can’t really give you an accurate estimation until you come in for your consultation. But, remember, the costs will also vary according to your unique treatment plan and timetable. No matter which treatment you decide on, we will try to make it as easy as possible for you to pay.
Is Orthodontic Treatment Right For You?
Call us at (713) 364-8990 to get started with your orthodontic consultation in Houston. You’ll be glad that you did!