At Splendid Houston, you will be seen by orthodontic specialists who perform a variety of orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages – including braces, Invisalign, and retainers. So, whether it is braces for adolescents or adults, we can help you achieve a beautiful smile!
Our braces are primarily made of ceramic or metal brackets. The first step would be bonding the bracket to each tooth. Then, each bracket is connected by a wire that adds tension to realign the teeth to their desired location. Some adults prefer to stick to clear ceramic brackets because they have less visibility compared to the metal.
Braces and orthodontic work can span from six months to thirty months, depending on the level of work needed. When it is time to remove your braces, you’ll be moved to a retainer, which is made to fit the mold of your newly aligned teeth. This will keep them in place for the years to come. If retainers are not worn as instructed, your teeth could return to their previous positions. Talk to your Houston orthodontist at Splendid to eliminate any shifting.
Many adults choose to go with Invisalign over braces. Invisalign is a clear removable aligner that is different than traditional metal braces. The aligners apply a constant pressure to shift your teeth over a long time-frame so that the teeth can begin to shift into position. Both, braces and Invisalign achieve the same result- beautiful straight teeth. The Invisalign aligners are practically invisible and have shown to produce desirable permanent changes to your smile. Splendid’s orthodontic specialties can help fix: