West Houston Orthodontics
At any age, orthodontics are an essential part of ensuring that you and your family are able to maintain effective oral hygiene, and achieve your ideal smile. Our Houston orthodontist, Dr. Nguyen
, is able to provide families with orthodontic treatment as early as age seven on through adulthood, allowing your whole family to experience the benefits such treatments provide.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatments are tailored to correct each patient’s ideal bite alignment and retain oral health. Proper bite alignment can have several positive effects for patients. Not only are straighter teeth easier to clean when brushing and flossing, but as a whole, provide individuals with the confidence of a uniform dentition. Orthodontic treatment also helps prevent the development TMJ issues and other discomfort that results from misaligned bites such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite. The type of orthodontics needed to achieve these goals varies from patient to patient, with each requiring a specific treatment plan that targets these issues. To help every patient achieve their best smile, West Houston Dental offers a range of orthodontic treatment options, including palate expansion, braces, Invisalign® trays, and other oral devices based on your unique needs.
Orthodontics for All Ages
Successful orthodontics often benefits from proactive treatments before children grow their adult teeth. Our family orthodontist begins orthodontic treatment as early as seven, allowing us ample time to prepare your child for their permanent teeth. This early orthodontic treatment can not only help us to make enough space for your child’s adult teeth to grow in, but can shorten the length of time necessary for braces, or can eliminate the need for them altogether. The treatment we offer is available for all ages, enabling our team at West Houston Dental to help whole families achieve a healthier, straighter smile. The orthodontic services we offer include:
Traditional and Ceramic Braces: These braces are bonded to the teeth, making them ideal for younger patients who are still experiencing jaw growth, or those who are likely to forget to place tray-based treatments after each meal. Traditional braces are made of metal and can be customized with different colored bands, allowing your child to express themselves through their braces.
Our Houston orthodontist also offers ceramic braces, allowing patients the benefits of traditional orthodontic correction, with the discretion of tooth-colored brackets. This option is ideal for patients with severe bite misalignment and crowding who are ineligible to receive Invisalign®.
Invisalign®: A nearly invisible tray-based alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® has quickly become one of the more popular orthodontic treatments. Our family orthodontist uses this option for older teens and adults who are looking to correct mild to moderate dentition flaws, without obvious traditional braces. Patients will have digital impressions made of their teeth, allowing us to create an in-depth treatment plan for your unique smile, which will then be guided to proper dentition through a series of different clear trays.
Achieve your Ideal Smile Today
If you are looking to begin correcting your dentition or wish to see what orthodontic treatments you and your family are eligible for, contact Dr. Nguyen and our team at West Houston Dental today. We are proud to provide families throughout Houston with world class smiles.