Adolescent Orthodontics near University Park, TX
Put Your Pre-Teen & Teenager’s Best Face Forward With Less Invasive, Non-Extraction / Non-Retraction Treatments
Every parent wants the best for their child. It’s only natural. If you are concerned about your pre-teen or teenager’s crooked teeth, jaws, facial structure or overall oral health, consider the holistic approach of adolescent orthodontics near University Park, TX from Dr. Ward and our team at Face ForWard Orthodontics.
Traditionally, orthodontists pull teeth to relieve dental crowding and utilize “old school” headgear to pull the upper jaw back to meet a smaller lower jaw. While this may be considered the standard of care by other orthodontists, we offer less invasive, non-extraction treatment that develops the arches to make room for all the teeth. It is our belief that correcting crooked teeth and jaws can be achieved through non-surgical, non-extraction, and non-retraction treatment options.
Self-Ligating Metal & Ceramic Braces
Self Ligating Braces: At Face ForWard Orthodontics near University Park, TX, we use Self-Ligating braces! These braces have a small “door” or “clip” that hold the wire in the bracket allowing teeth to move with lighter forces and less friction. Braces stick to teeth and act as “handles” for the wires engage and move the teeth. Having less friction and binding between the braces and wires allows the teeth to move efficiently and comfortably. Coloured elastic “O-rings” are not required to attach the wires to the brackets with self ligating braces. That being said, if our patients keep their teeth clean after their initial visit, we give them the option to add colors of their choice to the front teeth just for fun/esthetics! Self-Ligating braces are available in metal and clear ceramic.
Ceramic braces are another type of braces and orthodontic treatment to consider. A popular choice for patients who are looking for more discreet treatment, they are made of a clear ceramic composite which (contrary to rumors) does not stain upon eating or drinking your favorite foods. They are typically larger than metal braces; however, because of their color, they are still able to blend in with your teeth for less noticeable orthodontic treatment.
Crozat / ALF / Expander Appliances
In comprehensive orthodontic treatment of patients 10 years old to adult, sometimes jaw development is needed along with braces during treatment. These combination cases involve using one of the expansion appliance options before and at the same time braces treatment to develop the width of the arches while straightening the teeth. Expansion appliances are also used to develop the arches before aligner therapy resulting in invisible arch expansion before invisible tooth alignment!
Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear Aligner Therapy can help perfect your child’s smile using clear aligners so their teenage memories can be captured with confidence. Clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means teeth will be straightened without anyone noticing. Your child can still eat and drink what they want (only clear fluids when aligners are in!), and they can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Plus, there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions. Clear Aligner Therapy solutions can help with almost ALL the same conditions as braces, especially with the use of additional components such as buttons, rubber bands, and arch development appliances.
By using its advanced technology, clear aligner therapy can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which originally were treated with traditional metal braces.
Experience Adolescent Orthodontics near University Park, TX Today
When you are ready to learn more about Face ForWard Orthodontics’ unique approach to treatment, give us a call at 214-304-8485 or CLICK HERE to request your child’s Face ForWard New Patient Assessment. This includes a discussion of your goals, digital x-rays, a 3D scan of your teeth, Airways Orthodontics exam, and personalized treatment consultation.
During your new patient appointment, Dr. Ward and our knowledgeable team will make sure all of your questions are thoroughly answered about our office, our orthodontic treatments, our Lifetime Guarantee, flexible payment options, and anything else that you would like to know about us!
Come experience our orthodontic office near University Park, TX. You will quickly discover that we offer innovative orthodontic treatment options to all our patients – so you can become the very best version of yourself and face the world with confidence.
As one of the premier orthodontic practices near University Park, TX, our doctor and team at Face ForWard Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Dallas, Highland Park & Lakewood, TX, and Surrounding Areas.