At the offices of Kevin L. Carlton, DDS, our orthodontist in Houston specializes in clear braces for kids and adults. Orthodontics are used to align teeth that are out of alignment.
We take great pride in being able to help our patients have a brighter and healthier smile, which is why we take the time first to educate them on proper oral hygiene regimens before recommending their braces. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which results in less tooth decay, cavities and other dental problems that can lead to missing teeth.During your first appointment with our orthodontist in Houston, we’ll check for malocclusions and then figure out the correct degree of alignment needed to straighten teeth. The goal of braces is to correct any malocclusions or bad bites. This includes crooked upper or lower jaws as well as crowded teeth. We will also discuss with you the different types of orthodontic services offered. We offer clear braces, clear aligners like Invisalign, and traditional braces. All of these kinds of braces work in the same way. The choice depends on personal preference or the amount of alignment needed. Our dentist will recommend what kind of braces are needed as well.Invisalign is one of the best types of orthodontics on the market today.
This is a revolutionary new style of braces that uses clear plastic aligners to gently move teeth into proper position over time. These braces are virtually invisible as the name goes. The course of treatment for Invisalign and clear braces is about the same as traditional braces, which can take anywhere from one to two years. It all depends on the level of alignment needed. Invisalign can be taken out and removed for special occasions and for brushing and flossing. For more information, contact our orthodontist in Houston.