Premier Orthodontics in Pasadena, TX
Getting the news you need braces is rarely a cause for celebration. However, the thought of orthodontic treatment does not need to cause dread in patients. The team at Laughlin Dental can take care of all your needs, be they orthodontic or under the umbrella of general dentistry. You won’t need to see a different dentist just for braces or other methods of correcting jaw alignment. Learn more about orthodontics at our Pasadena, TX office.
When Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?
If you need orthodontic treatment in the near future, you’ll likely start to notice several signs. Many people choose orthodontics when their teeth aren’t as straight as they could be. Yet other patients need this type of treatment to rectify more serious issues. Orthodontic solutions can take care of crowded teeth, underbite, open bite, and missing teeth, among others. If you’re a parent, be sure to look for signs of misaligned teeth and jaws in your children. Young children show several signs of this condition that are usually apparent by age 7. Look for the following symptoms in children and get in touch with Laughlin Dental:
- Mouth breathing
- Trouble concentrating
- Other signs of sleep deprivation
Types of Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Most patients need to undergo several different stages of treatment before they can enjoy straight, beautiful teeth. In the majority of cases, Laughlin Dental will suggest braces to patients looking to better align their teeth. While many patients attempt to avoid braces, they’re not always the clunky metal fixtures we picture in our imaginations. Braces are now available in ceramic or plastic varieties, and removable aligners such as Invisalign® may be a viable option for you as well. Our team is happy to walk through the pros and cons of each choice and help you come to an educated decision.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Braces and other orthodontic treatments aren’t cheap, so why invest the time and money? Laughlin Dental patients choose this form of treatment for several reasons. Orthodontic treatment is tried and true, bringing obvious results to patients over the course of decades. A straighter smile not only makes you feel more confident in your appearance, but it also promotes a healthier mouth. Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean, cause breathing trouble, and encourage gum problems. Braces and alternative orthodontic treatment can minimize these risks, along with giving you a smile to be proud of.