Orthodontics is the dental specialty that involves correcting teeth that are improperly positioned. Here at Alamo Family & Implant Dentistry, we are proud to offer our clients the best and most up-to-date orthodontic services.

Our orthodontists treat malocclusions, which are often called bad bites. This is when you bite down and your teeth do not line up correctly. We also treat crooked teeth. Orthodontists also focus on the development of the facial bones and jaw.

While orthodontics can be considered mostly cosmetic, it is important to fix these problems for a healthy mouth. Teeth that are crooked or do not line up are the perfect place for food and bacteria to hide. They can also be hard to clean, leading to cavities and other problems down the line.

The goal in treating problem teeth is to ensure a healthy mouth in the future. It is important to close any gaps between teeth and to make sure the teeth all line up correctly. Sometimes teeth are crooked and need to be straightened. Orthodontics can also improve eating and even a client’s speech in some cases.

How can these problems be fixed? Braces are the most common treatment, though we also treat our clients with headgear, plates, and more.

Invisalign

Alamo Family & Implant Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign®.

Invisalign® is a wonderful alternative treatment to braces. You can straighten your teeth without us putting metal in your mouth. Instead, we use plastic trays (also known as aligners) to move your teeth back into place. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth so you don’t have to worry about mouth irritation.

Since the aligners are removable, they are easier to keep clean. You can also continue to brush and floss your teeth without having to try to avoid harming your braces. It is also nice because you can eat whatever you want.

Invisalign® is also popular because the aligners are clear, so most people don’t even know you are wearing anything unless you tell them.

If you have any questions about orthodontics or Invisalign, feel free to contact us today at (805) 520-1711 . We would be happy to answer your questions.