Achieving a straight smile isn’t just beneficial for your appearance – it can improve your oral health and overall quality of life as well! Here in Carrollton, Dr. Marc Dandois enjoys providing orthodontic solutions to patients of all ages who can benefit from them. We believe that you’re never too old to enjoy the positive influences of braces, and you may find that even chronic symptoms like headaches and neck pain are greatly improved by a more uniform smile. Additionally, straighter, less crowded teeth are typically less prone to the development of cavities and gum disease over time. If you’re ready to learn more about orthodontics in Carrollton, let us help by providing valuable information about each of our orthodontic services.
When treating younger patients, our team will keep a close eye on the development of their smile over time, and we may recommend intervention early on. In fact, it’s strongly recommended that children should be attending an orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. This allows us to proactively address common issues like thumb sucking, overbites, or overcrowded teeth, as well as treat misalignment issues when they’re still relatively small and malleable. After all of the patient’s permanent adult teeth have arrived, a second phase of orthodontic treatment may then be required to maintain their smile’s ideal positioning.
Whether you’ve had metal braces in the past and are noticing a current shift in your smile or you’ve never had orthodontic treatment but want something more discreet, Invisalign is a great way to achieve a healthier smile without compromising your appearance. Using clear, plastic aligners, Invisalign gently shifts your teeth into proper alignment. In order to complete treatment within 6-18 months, you will be instructed to wear your trays for 20-22 hours each day and be prepared to switch out your set for the next in the series after 1-2 weeks of wear.
Your aligners will be custom-made to ensure a proper fit and comfortability throughout your treatment, making it a much more flexible, easy, and enjoyable experience.
If Dr. Dandois believes you would better benefit from a traditional bracket and wire setup, you can still have a more subtle treatment with Six Month Smiles in Carrollton. Using tooth-colored or clear brackets and wires, this orthodontic treatment gently moves your teeth just like regular braces or Invisalign! By only placing them on the teeth that are visible when you smile, this can speed up the process and improve your smile in just 6 months.
Not only can you boost your confidence levels and enhance your smile’s appearance, but you can receive beneficial treatment without anyone knowing!
If you’re a teenager or have a complex orthodontic issue, traditional braces might be the only way to help you align your smile. Using metal brackets and wires, Dr. Dandois will put them into place to ensure your teeth move in the right direction. Over the course of a few years, you will notice your teeth begin to shift. With each visit to our office, Dr. Dandois will adjust your wire, which will force your teeth to move. You might experience some slight discomfort; however, an over-the-counter pain reliever can help alleviate any discomfort.
Once you are finished with treatment, it will be necessary for you to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from moving back into their original position.
We look forward to giving you and your children new reasons to smile through our dedicated work here in Carrollton, TX. Contact our office today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Dandois.