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EVOLUTION DENTISTRY

Implants, Prosthodontics, Cosmetic, & Reconstructive Dentistry

Braces in Houston, TX

WHAT EXACTLY ARE BRACES?

When it comes to getting a straighter smile, modern dentistry has advanced to the point where many options are available to patients of all ages. We are excited to offer Braces technology to our patients and their families at Evolution Dentistry.

This patented technology uses wires and metal brackets to move teeth by the roots rather than the crown, which speeds up the teeth-straightening process. This is a 4- to 6-month treatment that is ideal for teenagers and adults who want to straighten their teeth quickly and safely without committing to a longer process like traditional metal braces or clear aligners. Adults and teenagers in Houston, TX have been able to enjoy a straighter, safer path.

What Are the Advantages of Braces?

Braces at Evolution Dentistry in Houston, TX provide numerous great benefits in addition to helping you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile.

Reduces treatment time by half or more.

Braces that are less visible than traditional braces

Cleaner and easier to maintain

Effective for both teenagers and adults

Traditional braces can be more comfortable.

Less frequent check-ups

Patented advanced technology

Is braces right for me?

Patients will need to meet with one of our knowledgeable dentists who will assess the state of their teeth to determine if they are a good candidate for Braces. Once this is completed, we will be able to determine whether or not Braces are the best treatment option. Patients of all ages are welcome to schedule a consultation and learn more about their options, from children to adults. Braces can straighten teeth quickly and effectively because of their patented design, which works to align teeth by the root and expand the alveolar bone without the use of expanders.

What Should I Expect From Braces?

Patients who are deemed suitable for braces at Evolution Dentistry can expect the installation to be similar to that of traditional braces. Dr. El-Kheir will place brackets connected by wires on the individual’s teeth. These wires and brackets, like traditional orthodontics, help straighten the teeth. However, unlike traditional braces, the Braces procedure at our Houston, TX office uses triangle-shaped brackets and flexible wires to straighten both the root and the crown of the tooth. This means that for Braces patients, the entire process will be accelerated, with better results than traditional orthodontics. Roots and crowns will begin straightening very soon after braces are installed, and the entire process could be completed in as little as 120 days, a far cry from the 2 – 3 months previously estimated.

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Advanced Dentistry

Cleanings and Prevention

Cosmetic Dentistry

Restorations

FAQ

Braces are commonly used to fix a variety of dental issues. They help correct misaligned teeth, overcrowding, overbites, underbites, and gaps between teeth, ultimately enhancing both the aesthetics and function of the teeth
Braces can be used at any age, but they are most commonly recommended during adolescence when the permanent teeth have grown in. However, a consultation with an orthodontist is necessary to determine the best time for an individual to start braces treatment
The duration of braces treatment varies depending on the severity of the dental issue and the individual’s response to the treatment. On average, people wear braces for 1-3 years. The orthodontist will provide a more accurate estimate after evaluating your specific situation
Some discomfort and mild soreness are expected when braces are initially applied, and after each adjustment appointment. This discomfort typically fades within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used if necessary. Modern advancements in orthodontics have significantly reduced the discomfort associated with braces
Regular visits to the orthodontist are essential during braces treatment. Typically, appointments are scheduled every 4-8 weeks for adjustments and to monitor progress. These visits ensure that the braces are working effectively and any necessary modifications can be made
Yes, you can engage in sports and play musical instruments while wearing braces. It is recommended to wear a mouthguard during contact sports to protect your braces and teeth. For playing wind instruments, there may be an adjustment period, but you will eventually adapt
Oral hygiene is important when wearing braces to prevent tooth decay, gum problems, and white spots on teeth. Brush your teeth after every meal using a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Flossing should be done daily, preferably with a floss threader or orthodontic floss. Regular dental check-ups are also crucial to maintain good oral health
Sticky and hard foods can damage braces, prolong treatment, and cause discomfort. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, hard candies, and sticky treats like gum and caramel. Cut crunchy or firm fruits and vegetables into small pieces before consuming them
The cost of braces can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the dental issue, the type of braces chosen, and the location. It is best to consult with an orthodontist and inquire about the cost and available payment options
Braces can be worn, even if you have missing teeth. In fact, braces can help create space for replacing missing teeth with dental implants or other dental restorations. An orthodontist will assess your specific situation and provide suitable recommendations.