Adult Orthodontics in Dallas, TX
It’s FINALLY your turn to have Your Healthiest Teeth & Attractive Smile you were meant to have!
Our adult patients truly appreciate their new, beautiful smiles and renewed confidence! Many people never had the opportunity for orthodontic care as a child or they did have prior orthodontics but didn’t wear their retainers! Dr. Ward and the Face ForWard Orthodontics Team embrace the philosophy “Be Here NOW” because you will never be as young as you are at this moment! The sooner you choose to get orthodontic treatment that improves your comfort, function and appearance, the longer you have to enjoy that smile the rest of your life!
Most adults are excellent candidates for orthodontic treatment and you may be, too. If you’re interested in high-quality adult orthodontics in Dallas, TX, seek the expertise of Dr. Ward and our team at Face ForWard Orthodontics. We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for adults with skeletal problems that put you on the path to your healthiest and best smile possible.
While many people used to believe that braces were “just for kids”, that is no longer the case. Because the basic process involved in moving teeth is the same in adults as in children, orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. The advent of new orthodontic technologies has made braces more acceptable for adults. These braces are much smaller in size, more esthetic, and they offer better efficiency in moving the teeth than traditional orthodontic systems.
Face ForWard Orthodontics offers metal and cereamic self-ligating braces, which use a “passive” slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, allowing them to move freely. This reduces friction and binding, so your teeth can move quickly and comfortably.
Invisible Aligner Therapy
Invisible aligners straighten teeth to give you the confidence of a great smile. A series of clear aligners gently and gradually move your teeth based on the treatment plan prescribed by Dr. Ward. Often, adults feel that teeth-straightening is too much trouble, too embarrassing or too disruptive. Making the decision to get invisible aligner therapy could benefit you in many ways: straightened teeth and a beautiful smile in a reasonable amount of time, no feelings of self-consciousness during treatment with the nearly invisible aligners, and minimal impact on your busy schedule.
In certain cases that involve the shape and position of the upper and lower jaws, Dr. Ward may recommend that you consult an oral surgeon for surgical orthodontics. If your orthodontic treatment requires the expertise of an oral surgeon, Dr. Ward will formulate a treatment plan, coordinate the necessary referral with a local surgical specialist, and oversee the entire process to ensure you have a safe, comfortable experience.
Why Consult with an Oral Surgeon?
Oral surgery is typically considered as a last-resort treatment option, but certain situations may arise where pursuing this path can produce your best result. Some common reasons that our team coordinates with an oral surgeon include:
- Restore jaw function to improve breathing, eating, and/or speaking
- Improve facial appearance
- Help facilitate future restorative treatment
- Wisdom teeth extractions
- Improve open bite
- Improve gummy smile
- Reduce grinding or excessive wearing of teeth
Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT)
Orthodontic treatment typically takes anywhere from 1-2 years and in that time, teeth move at a slow pace to avoid any damage to bones or roots. A vast majority of adults have very thin bones on the front of their teeth, which may increase their risk during tooth movement. SFOT involves working with a periodontist who treats the bones and gums around the teeth to facilitate more efficient tooth movement and improve the quantity and quality of bone and gums during and after treatment.
At Face ForWard Orthodontics, we’re thrilled to offer SFOT, an alternative and highly advanced technique that helps move teeth with less risk to the bones or gums, and may prevent the need for tooth extractions. SFOT also results in enhancing the volume of bones of the roots and can expedite orthodontic treatment by up to 50%.
TAD (Temporary Anchorage Devices)
When orthodontic treatment needs additional stability we often use Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD), mini, screw-like implants that are planted into the bone of the jaw, allowing the teeth to move move efficiently avoiding unwanted tooth movements. TADS are made of titanium alloy and as its name implies, are used on a temporary basis until they are no longer needed for treatment.
Additionally, we offer TAD Retained Expanded Therapy, in which TADS support palate expanders to increase with size of the upper jaw without jaw surgery . TAD Retained Expanded Therapy is highly effective and is a viable treatment option to avoid surgery and extractions yet develop the upper arch in adults.
Experience Adult Orthodontics in Dallas, 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 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 a 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 Dallas, TX orthodontic office. 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 in Dallas, TX our doctor and team at Face ForWard Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Highland Park, University Park & Lakewood, TX, and Surrounding Areas.