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!
Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog! We are a Houston-based center for comprehensive dentistry solutions. That is to say that we have a variety of ways for improving the health and appearance of your smile, including orthodontic solutions.
We all had friends with braces growing up, but if you never received treatment yourself, it probably all seemed a bit strange. And you may have wondered what it was all about. Orthodontics is just the name of a field within dentistry that identifies, corrects and prevents problems with your teeth, jaws and facial structure.
Orthodontic treatment can often result in great looking teeth. Yet, our focus is broader than mere cosmetics. We are trying to create the best possible environment for good health. The sort of alignments that we provide can also improve oral health by significantly lowering the risk of tooth decay and advanced gum disease.
The important thing to keep in mind is that every treatment plan is unique and we have different strategies to employ depending on your individual needs and budget.
One thing we are asked a lot is if it is still possible to fix problematic areas of a smile once adolescence has passed. The answer is an amphatic yes! We have found that orthodontic treatment can make a meaningful difference at any age.
If you are all grown up and didn’t receive orthodontic treatment as a child or teenager, don’t assume that you have missed your window of opportunity. We can work with you to find a convenient solution for this stage of your life.
We actually have several quick and subtle options for active professionals. Our team of orthodontic experts can help you, one way or another, with our wide range of orthodontic treatments. These include classic metal braces, Invisalign, and so forth.
What Can Orthodontics Correct?
This is a specialized field but there are a wide range of issues that we can correct. Typically, we treat problems like bad bites, missing or extra teeth, misalignment, and jaw joint disorders. So, if you are living with crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, we can get you a healthier, happier smile to enjoy for the rest of your life.
We usually 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.
The treatment times vary depending on your age, the severity of your condition, and the method that is chosen to correct your orthodontic issues.
What Is The Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment?
There are no generic price levels with this kind of stuff. We can give you an accurate picture when you come in for your consultation. Keep in mind that the costs will vary depending on 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. This is truly an investment in health and happiness.
Come Find Out If Orthodontic Treatment Is Right For You
Why not make the life-changing decision to transform your smile at Antoine Dental Center? We will explain each step of the treatment process thoroughly so that you can begin treatment confident about your choices and realistic about your results.
Call us at (713) 364-8990 to get started!