Are You Really Ready To Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

thinking about dental health and orthodonticsIf your teeth look uneven, or if you have a conspicuous gap or overlap between teeth, you can feel eager to have your smile straightened. Does this mean that you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment? Parents are sometimes unsure about when a child is old enough to have an orthodontic adjustment performed, but adults can also find that waiting is beneficial. If there are active problems with your oral health, they will need to be treated so that your procedure can move forward without issues. Because our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office offers dental as well as orthodontic care, we can help prepare you for treatment and also provide your aligners! In addition to offering treatment with conventional metal braces, we offer smile-friendly alternative appliances that patients appreciate!

Will Your Oral Health Affect Your Ability To Start Orthodontic Treatment?

If tooth decay or another oral health issue currently affects you, the problem should be addressed before orthodontic treatment begins. Cavity treatment should be a priority for you even if you are not thinking about braces, as putting off care provides more time for your tooth’s health to worsen. Once an issue is resolved, you can look forward to a successful adjustment of your smile. Because straightening your teeth can actually help you prevent future problems, this adjustment can make you less likely to need restorative dental work in the future.

Addressing Dental Problems Before Orthodontic Work Begins

Because our practice provides both dental and orthodontic services, we can take the time to identify possible oral health concerns, and make sure that they are treated, before moving on to adjusting your teeth. If a cavity has affected you, care will be taken to remove the infection and restore the tooth with a dental filing or dental crown to keep it safe. We can also determine if any other issues like dental damage should be addressed before you receive your braces or clear aligners.

How Technology Helps Us Plan Smile Adjustments

We use digital imaging technology to measure patients’ teeth and bite function, as this provides a detailed and comfortable means of offering custom oral health support. Digital x-rays and 3D images give us clear images that can be relied on for planning custom orthodontic care. This allows us to work out the details of your adjustment. For patients using clear braces to fix their teeth, advance measurements allow for the creation of fitted appliances.

Talk To Your Bellaire, TX Dentist’s Office About Beginning Orthodontic Treatment

At our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office, patients who are interested in orthodontic work can learn more about our services, and they can find out if they are truly ready to start an adjustment. If you would like to find out more about our practice, and the care that we provide, please contact Contemporary Dental And Orthodontics at 713-668-9119.