Orthodontics for All Ages

We offer braces, Invisalign and clear aligners to meet all of your needs.
SO MANY REASONS TO

SO MANY REASONS TO

SMILE

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Orthodontic Treatment for Kids, Teens and Adults

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We can see multiple siblings at the same time for more than one specialty

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New & Innovative Office with Premier Equipment

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Experienced Doctors for safe and quality treatment

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Block-scheduling makes appointment setting easy

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Fun Games for All Ages located in the Waiting Room

ORTHODONTIC SERVICES

Invisalign &
Clear Aligners

This treatment option provides improved aesthetics and comfort during your tooth alignment. A series of clear removable plastic trays can be used to straighten your teeth.

Clear and
Metal Braces

Traditional braces still have their place in orthodontics and with decades of improvements they are very effective at aligning your teeth and improving your smile.

Teeth
Whitening

The most attractive smiles have two ingredients: well aligned healthy teeth and a beautiful clean bright appearance. We offer tooth whitening services after orthodontics to finish your radiant smile.

Growth &
Development

Every child grows differently and sometimes early intervention is needed to improve the growth of the jaws. We regularly monitor growth to identify the best time for your child to have treatment.

Other
Services

Gingival contouring can be a great adjunctive procedure after alignment to further enhance your smile. Custom sport mouth guards and sleep apnea appliances are a few other services we provide.
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Orthodontist Services in North Richland Hills, Texas

A great orthodontist can make the difference between a good smile and a great one. But, well-aligned teeth are important for much more than that. The health and comfort of teeth depend on a well-balanced jaw and bite. No matter your age, orthodontic dentistry in North Richland Hills, Texas, can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful mouth.

Orthodontics: The Basics

Orthodontics is a specialist dental treatment that realigns a patient’s teeth to make them fit together correctly. While there can be many causes for this misalignment, the solution is the same: braces that gently pull teeth into the required position over a period of time.

Is Orthodontics the solution?

Anyone with permanent teeth can benefit from orthodontics. As children grow, their dentists will monitor the development of their teeth, recommending orthodontics where appropriate. Sometimes, problems can be spotted before permanent teeth have fully grown, allowing corrective measures to begin early.

The American Association of Orthodontist recommends a child see an orthodontist once the permanent 1st molar arrives. This is typically at age 6-7 years old. This may be surprising that the first time to see an orthodontist is at age 7. Many spacing problems and growth imbalances can be detected early. Early treatment orthodontics can prevent much longer issues in the future. If early orthodontic treatment is not recommended by our orthodontist specialist then we will continue to monitor growth and development through to the teenage years. We will make sure your child has the best dental care. It is best to monitor a child’s dental development rather than follow the idea of waiting for all the baby teeth to fall out. Waiting without proper monitoring by your local orthodontist specialist can lead to big problems in the future.

How long does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

That depends on several factors, including the patient’s age, type and severity of the problem, and type of braces used. Orthodontic treatment takes most patients between one and three years, with children’s teeth generally taking less time to correct than those of adults. We offer FREE orthodontic consultations. At your consultation we will walk through what treatment would look like for your particular case.

Problems that orthodontist treat

Many things can cause problems with teeth positioning and bite. These include:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Missing Teeth
  • Teeth that grow at the wrong angle

The Treatment

The stages of orthodontic treatment are as follows:

Oral Surgery (if necessary)

Sometimes orthodontic treatment begins with the removal of one or more teeth. This is particularly true in cases of overcrowding. Should removal be necessary, an oral surgeon will painlessly remove the tooth or teeth in question. 

Braces

Specially made and fitted for the patient’s needs, braces apply gentle pressure that gradually moves the teeth into the desired position.  Today’s orthodontic patients have a choice when it comes to braces:
  • Traditional braces. These come in three varieties.
    • Metal braces. These are the most traditional and widely used form of braces. They are made of stainless steel and consist of metal brackets holding archwires that are gradually shortened or lengthened during the procedure. The archwires are held in place by elastic ties that are replaced monthly.
    • Ceramic or clear braces. These work the same as metal braces, but their brackets are made of clear material, so they are less visible in the patient’s mouth. They are best for patients who have esthetics in mind and want a more invisible brace solution. 
    • Self-ligating braces. These are similar to regular metal braces, but they use a metal clip instead of elastic to fix the archwire to the tooth. This means less pressure is placed on the tooth and, without the need to replace elastics, fewer visits to the orthodontist are required. Because they are fixed to the patient’s tooth for the duration of the orthodontic procedure, metal braces may be the best choice for young children who might lose or misuse removable acrylic tooth moving appliances.

PALATAL EXPANSION

Some patients’ bites are out of balance by the narrow dimension of their upper jaw. In this case, orthodontists can fit a palatal expander, which very gradually widens the upper jaw by putting pressure on the molars from inside the mouth to correct the bite.

After-Treatment Care

After teeth have been repositioned by orthodontic treatment, the orthodontist will prescribe a retainer to keep them in place. The retainer is molded to fit the teeth precisely and is worn at night. 

The patient will visit the orthodontist for check-ups on a regular schedule to make sure the teeth are still healthy and positioned well and that the patient remains happy and comfortable with the results.