A straighter smile can benefit your health and appearance. That’s why our Grapevine dental office is pleased to offer orthodontic services for adolescents and adults alike.
If you have a child, we recommend bringing him or her in for a consultation visit with Dr. Perez around age seven. This lets get a look at how your little one’s smile is developing, and gives Dr. Perez a chance to treat problems related to thumb sucking, mouth breathing and genetic issues like crowding, underbite, or overbite. If left untreated, these can escalate, causing teeth to become uneven or widely spaced. Your child may still need braces or a retainer after his or her adult teeth have come in, but treating potential issues at a young age can have a positive impact on how your child’s smile develops.
But it’s not just young people who need help with misaligned teeth. It’s estimated that one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. And so, to help our adult patients straighten their smiles quickly and discretely, our Grapevine office has a range of options to choose from.
The Importance of Beautiful, Straight Teeth
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
Beautiful, straight teeth blend in to your face and are associated with numerous positive qualities. Nowadays, thanks to state-of-the-art orthodontic techniques, esthetically pleasing teeth are available to everybody.
Dr. Perez provides orthodontic treatment for children, teenagers, and also adults, using modern methods and technology such as the iTero intraoral scanning devices for goop-free impressions accurate to the mm. Invisalign and traditional braces are both offered options in office