Everyone deserves a great smile!

woman gets orthodontic treatment through invisalign

We are a preferred provider of Invisalign clear ortho aligners. Invisalign braces use aligners that are generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth over a period of time.

If your orthodontic needs are more extensive, then we refer you to a local orthodontist.

If you have crooked, misaligned, or uneven teeth, Alamo Ranch Dental Care can improve the way your teeth look and function with orthodontic treatment. This type of medical treatment focuses on moving and straightening your teeth for long-term dental health, function, and visual appeal. It also reduces wear and tear by spreading pressure evenly over your teeth when you bite, chew, or speak.

Signs That You or Your Child May Need Orthodontic Treatments

Although most orthodontic problem and corrections occur during childhood, adults can also develop orthodontic issues that plague them throughout their lifetime. Problems that can arise to both adults and children include:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Your child continues sucking his or her thumb after age five
  • Speech impediments

Additionally, you may experience:

  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that do not come together in a healthy manner or even at all
  • Shifting of the jaw when your child opens or closes his or her mouth
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

If untreated, these issues can become worse and lead to other medical problems that are more expensive and time-consuming to correct through cosmetic dentistry services in San Antonio, TX.

How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?

We use appliances like different braces and removable devices such as aligners for treatments for orthodontics in San Antonio Texas. We can use individual devices to treat thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and premature tooth loss in babies.

Treatment methods depend on the severity of the problem as well as your lifestyle, age, and oral structure. The time required for treatment also depends on a variety of factors. It could take a few months or years before orthodontic treatment is complete.

Why You May Need Orthodontic Treatment

If your teeth do not fit together as they should, a wide range of other problems can emerge.
First, teeth that are crooked or have gaps between them are more challenging to clean. This raises the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. There is also additional pressure placed on your chewing muscles and joints in the mouth. This can cause pain in your jaw, as well as headaches, shoulder pain, and neck pain.

Finally, there’s your appearance. Uneven and crooked teeth do not look appealing, and they can also affect the way your facial muscles develop over time.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment We Offer

woman got orthodontic treatmentThere are four main types of treatment an orthodontist in San Antonio TX will offer:

Fixed braces: a non-removable brace made up of brackets that are glued to each tooth and linked with wires

Removable braces: usually plastic plates that cover the roof of the mouth and clip on to some teeth; they can only carry out minimal tooth movements

Functional appliances: a pair of removable plastic braces that are joined together or designed to interact together, and fit on to the upper and lower teeth

Headgear: this isn’t an orthodontic appliance itself, but can be used with other devices and is usually worn at night

Additionally, they may suggest utilizing Invisalign in San Antonio Texas, if you’re looking for a more comfortable solution!

Find Out More About Orthodontic Treatment

If you would like to know more about how orthodontic treatment can improve the look and function of your teeth, then contact Alamo Ranch Dental Care today. We offer the right solution for all your general dentistry services needs. We can help you restore the function and beauty of your teeth. Call us today at 855.600.3871 to schedule a consultation with an orthodontic specialist.