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Why braces are important

You could think that braces are just for the looks of it. However, straighter teeth play a significant role in safety and wellness overall. Crooked teeth can cause speech issues, make it difficult to chew and create areas that are hard to clean, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.

How braces work

Braces push the teeth, by slowly moving them over months or years. That is just so easy! They can pull in an overjet, put together gapped teeth or straighten a crooked tooth.

These devices work on the surface of the teeth and jaws. Expanders, masks that pull and restrain chin bands will reshape both your jaw and teeth.

Since your teeth are embedded in your jaw's bone, moving your teeth allows the bone to move in front of the moving tooth and new bone to develop where the tooth was, which is why you can use braces to make lasting changes in your smile.

When's the right time to get braces?

At any age you can get braces and produce great results. But, to be fully honest, shifting teeth and adjusting bone structures when you're young is much easier, because you're still growing and your body, particularly bones, is easier to adjust.

Many problems need to be rectified early, such as underbites. If you're a mother, the dentist of your child should keep a close eye on their bite, from the baby teeth on. It will be time for a consultation with the Orthodontist at about the age of seven.

Understanding bite disorders

Cross bite:

If you have a cross bite, an upper tooth, or teeth, if you bite, you fall behind your lower teeth. At the front or side of your mouth, you can have a cross bite.

Over bite:

Over bite is how much your teeth overlap the upper or lower teeth. Most people have a touch of overbite, but just enough for the lower teeth to rest just behind the upper teeth. The teeth might not look crooked, but you've got a deep overbite if your lower front teeth bite into the upper gums or the roof of your mouth.

Over jet:

The upper teeth project with an overjet, at an angle away from the lower teeth. You can have a nice bite because the base of your upper teeth matches your lower teeth, but the uppers stick out.

Gaps and other spacing problems:

Teeth may develop in too close or too far apart together. Occasionally people grow extra teeth crowding their mouths, or they don't grow the usual 32 teeth, leaving a gap behind.

Under bite:

The lower teeth stretch deeper, with an underbite, than the upper teeth. This is triggered if the lower jaw grows too long, or if the upper jaw is not growing enough. Mild underbites for the upper jaw and chin caps that draw the lower jaw back can be corrected with braces and other external expanders. Extreme cases of underbite require surgical care.

It's really important that you handle an underbite well. It may cause discomfort and struggles with chewing, swallowing, speaking and even breathing, if left alone. It can also cause deformities of the face.

What Our Patients Say About Us

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Lizz Moore
Lizz Moore
PLEASE!!!! don't go there!!!! I had upper dental implants done last year. This doctor totally messed my mouth up. I had to have ALL of my dental work re-done by a oral surgeon and periodontist at the same time. I was in surgery for 3 1/2 hours. They had to remove all the implants and do a total bones graft ,which will take 3-4 months to heal before I can get my permanent teeth. I can't chew any solid food for 3 toc4 months. If I could give them a zero rating I would.
Nov 28, 2023
Tracie Hogue
Tracie Hogue
Very kind, and understanding they were more than happy to help me in any way they can, my credit is poor but I got financing through them because of their help. The other dentist I had gone to didn't care about me and didn't care about notifying me or helping me with a payment plan. They were only concerned about money I wasted so much money with them but affordable dentist near me or wonderful and can meet my needs I like the staff also and the lady that helped me with financing. If I could remember her name right now I would write it down maybe next time I will learn her name but these people are good people so if you need a dentist this is your best bet I've been online I have searched and I found them affordable dentist near me and that was lucky so do it yourself check them out you would be pleasantly surprised. They are located in Crowley Texas okay ... .
Aug 29, 2023
Gwendolyn Miller-Shain
Gwendolyn Miller-Shain
They have been a God send. I can smile again!!! I got a full top implant and they’ve been so helpful and informative every step of the way. Dr. Pham is so nice and knowledgeable. Jennifer takes great care of patients too! I wouldn’t trust my mouth with many due to the awful state my mouth was in, but they’ve done a great job. HIGHLY recommend.
Aug 01, 2023
Asha Major
Asha Major
I so love affordable dentist. At first I was skeptical and unsure but I took a leap and made an appointment. I’ve been going through some extensive dental work, but the staff here is exceptionally loving and they make sure my confidence stays up to par. I love the ladies here so much it feels like family and I hate to leave lol 😂. The doctors are very nice, helpful, and professional. I got a tooth extracted, and implant placed in less than 15 minutes and I couldn’t believe the doctor when he said it would take that amount of time. Affordable dentist and its staff keeps me laughing and smiling but most of all feeling loved. 🥹🥹
Mar 28, 2023
Jo Soto
Jo Soto
I had to have a tooth extracted because of how badly it hurt. I called and they got me in on the same day. Jasmine was super sweet as she rubbed my arm while I was being injected in my mouth. Dr. Nguyen had a little bit of a challenge pulling my tooth out, but she got it! All in all I had a good experience, I would definitely recommend this location.
Aug 31, 2023

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