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Seeking a ceramic braces provider for your child? Look no further than the office of Dr. Kevin L. Carlton DDS MS, a proud provider of high-quality Wylie orthodontics that can straighten smiles and brighten days.
At the office of Dr. Kevin L. Carlton DDS MS, we’re happy to provide Wylie orthodontics services to the greater Abilene community. We perform Phase 1 Interceptive Orthodontics, Phase 2 Orthodontic Treatments, emergency care, and temporomandibular joint and Burxism therapy. We can also fix orthodontic appliances and provide custom mouth guards, retainers, and Simpli5 Clear Aligners. We’re happy to provide our community with both pediatric and adult orthodontics, making ceramic braces a possibility for every member of the family. For those of you unfamiliar with ceramic braces as an orthodontic solution, ceramic braces are similar to metal braces but have tooth-colored or clear brackets that camouflage the braces with the wearer’s teeth much more than traditional braces. Some ceramic braces even involve tooth-colored wires, allowing them to blend in with the wearer’s teeth all the more. Ceramic braces are a great choice for patients who are interested in straightening their teeth but would prefer to do so discretely. They’re a particularly great solution when such patients don’t qualify for Invisalign. According to some, ceramic braces also are less painful when tightened because they are less likely to irritate the wearer’s gums. Finally, ceramic braces are also a good option because of their strength. They’re almost guaranteed not to chip or break unless they undergo major abuse. Ask your Wylie orthodontics expert whether you would be a good candidate for ceramic braces.
If you or your child is curious about whether ceramic braces are right for them, don’t hesitate to call us at the office of Dr. Kevin L. Carlton DDS MS. We’re dedicated to Wylie orthodontics!
Kevin L Carlton DDS MS
4601 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, Texas 97606
At the offices of Kevin L. Carlton, DDS, MS, our Abilene orthodontics office has been providing the best in dental orthodontics for many years. We provide interceptive orthodontics, which is a technique that addresses orthodontic problems in children between the ages of 7 and 11. It can result in fewer pulled teeth and better compliance by our young patients.
Most young patients did not begin orthodontic treatment until all of their permanent teeth had erupted. Afterwards, often a malocclusion was diagnosed and addressed. This usually happened around the age of 12, 13 or 14 years old. The problem with waiting this long was that it often necessitated our dentist to extract several permanent teeth in order to create space for Abilene orthodontics. Following these procedures and movement, it was necessary for patients to wear headgear and other orthodontic appliances. Teens were not happy about wearing these types of orthodontic appliances, which is why interceptive orthodontics was developed. Some of the techniques used in this phase include arch expansion. This allows more room for permanent teeth and enhances jaw growth and makes later orthodontic treatment much easier. This is called Phase 1 of a two step orthodontic treatment. Phase generally occurs closer to the time when standard orthodontics generally took place. Interceptive orthodontic techniques allows Phase 2 of the treatment to become shorter and less involved.
Our Abilene orthodontics office’s goal is to correct a malocclusion, also known as a bad bite. With a bad bite, teeth may be crowded or crooked. The upper and lower jaws may be out of alignment or uneven. This can cause more dental problems and can be expensive over time. These malocclusions are usually genetic or can be caused by poor oral habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Our orthodontic treatment addresses any or all of these problems. It helps to not only create an attractive smile but to develop a bite which can promote oral health by making teeth easier to clean. Crooked teeth are more apt to get food and debris caught between them, causing tooth decay and eventual tooth loss.