Orthodontic Services in Laredo, TX
Orthodontic treatments are often thought of as services for teenagers, but we frequently see patients as young as seven years old. Early consultations help prevent potential issues from arising and ensure that the best possible treatment plan is created for each child. We also offer orthodontic services for adults, so if you have always wanted a straighter smile yourself, we’d be more than happy to help! If you have any questions about what we offer or you’d like to set up a consultation with our team, please get in touch with our front office!Contact Us
When you think of metal braces, you may think of the awkward, clunky braces from years past that were uncomfortable to wear and were very noticeable. Fortunately, advancements in orthodontics and dentistry have allowed metal braces to continue straightening teeth effectively while looking sleek and feeling comfortable in the mouth. We often recommend metal braces for younger children and kids who are still learning about managing responsibilities.
Patients who wear clear aligners can choose not to wear their aligners or forget to wear them, which can cause their treatment plans to be extended significantly. Metal braces, on the other hand, are attached to the front of the teeth using a special adhesive and cannot be removed except by an orthodontist, so kids never have to worry about losing them or forgetting to wear them.
Ceramic braces offer many of the same benefits that metal braces do, but the clear brackets that ceramic braces use are even less noticeable than modern metal braces. We often recommend ceramic braces to patients who don’t want to have to keep track of Invisalign aligners but would like to straighten their teeth as discreetly as possible. It’s important for patients who choose metal braces or ceramic braces to have extra diligent oral care routines at home to clean around the brackets and wires to prevent tooth decay, but this is especially important for ceramic braces to ensure that they remain clear and unstained.
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that fit comfortably over the teeth and are designed to be virtually unnoticeable. Clear aligners are removable, so kids and teens who wear them can continue eating their favorite foods and participating in their favorite activities while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign aligners are easy to keep clean, as they are removed during meals, and patients can brush their teeth and their aligners separately. Invisalign uses a patented plastic technology to make their aligners, which doesn’t irritate the mouth and gums the way metal braces can.
Our team would be happy to discuss the best orthodontic treatment option for your child or for you during an orthodontic consultation. Schedule an appointment with us today!Learn More