One of the most frequent questions we hear in our Sugar Land pediatric dentist office is, “What is the best solution to fix my crooked teeth?” Luckily, there is more than one solution to this common problem.
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Whether the question is asked for yourself or your child, one of the first options we give is orthodontic treatment. This can range from traditional bracket and wire braces to Invisalign treatments. Invisalign allows you to wear a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set and continuing this process until your teeth have reached the desired position. Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces, especially for those who want to be more discreet.
For those who are seeking for a quicker fix than orthodontics, porcelain veneers may be considered. For a veneer to be placed, a very small part of the tooth will be filed down to make room for the veneer. This is often an option for teeth that are misshapen, or that have developed a poor color or contour, or even that have been fractured.
Some patients may even be candidates to fix crooked teeth by wearing only a retainer. Whether it is a permanent retainer attached to the back of the teeth with dental cement or removable devices, this is another alternative to traditional braces. Headgear is also another viable option as it places pressure on the child’s jaw and corrects overbites without the need for braces.
If your child is experiencing overcrowding, he or she may be a candidate for a palatal expander. This appliance is attached to the back molars with dental cement, and places pressure on the jaw, allowing for more bone to grow and increase the width of the jaw. This makes it easier for adult teeth to grow into their correct positions and reduces the need for braces.
No matter which option you choose for your child, receiving the best treatment begins with choosing the best pediatric dentist in Sugar Land, Texas. Dr. Nasha Hunter of Sweetpea Smiles offers attentive and patient care to each child she treats. Whether it is a routine cleaning or more in-depth treatment, you can trust Dr. Hunter to make your child feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair.