Orthodontics

shutterstock_63636244Traditional orthodontics techniques of straightening teeth have been revolutionized by Smiley Dental with a system of braces and wires. This is a natural system that aids in light biologically-sensible forces, and is specifically designed to improve the overall facial aesthetics of each patient.  Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment.  By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment. This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in. Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age are growing rapidly, and Smiley Orthodontists can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. And children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
27947068_lThe Invisalign System( available at Smiley Dental Walnut location only) combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before! Only a Smiley Orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. A Smiley Orthodontist will determine which treatment option would be effective for you.

More and more adults today are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. In fact, about 25 percent of our patients are adults! We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults – leaving you with a dramatically different smile and healthier bite. Orthodontic treatment is not only designed to improve the appearance of your smile, but improve the health of your teeth and gums as well. By seeking treatment as an adult you can possibly avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear of the tooth enamel, and TMJ/TMD pain.Your child deserves a radiant beautiful smile, and we deliver exceptional results. From first time patients to young children who are in pain or simply for maintaining your child’s oral health, our patients achieve the best dental health with extraordinary smiles. We have 18 locations in the DFW area and 1 location in Houston to proudly service you. Please use our website to explore our services, to learn more about our team and website, and to find answers to your questions.

Together we can make sure you and your family enjoys a lifetime of healthy smiles!