Children can need braces for numerous reasons, including overlapping, crooked, and overcrowded teeth. These “bad bites” are called malocclusion. Sometimes these malocclusions can be caused by baby teeth being lost too soon or by habits such as thumb sucking. However, most often, malocclusion is inherited. However your child feels about their teeth, we are here to help. We can provide orthodontics/braces in Houston, TX, for your family and offer our patients various options to make your dental appointment easier.

Transforming Smiles With Braces and Retainers

Innovative styles of orthodontic treatments are being produced all the time to make your dental experience better and safer. Braces are made of brackets, wires, and rubber bands to put steady pressure on the teeth at their fundamental core, eventually moving them into a straighter position. The brackets attach to the teeth with glue or bonding cement, and we use laser lights to cure the cement onto the tooth for a stiff hold. These brackets provide the essential support needed for the wires and rubber bands. Most often, the brackets and wires are metal. However, many other options can be used to provide the alignment necessary for healthy teeth.

Braces come in many forms, and at Safari Family Dental, we can provide multiple types of braces to suit your family’s needs, including:

  • Ceramic Braces: Instead of using metal, ceramic is used for the brackets, creating a subtle look that imitates the shape and size of your child’s teeth. They’re an excellent option for those who require traditional braces and want a more aesthetic appearance.
  • Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are brace that places the bracket along the molars of the mouth and acts as an alternative form of alignment. However, lingual braces often take longer to align and may give your child a lisp due to how the tongue touches the back of the mouth to make certain sounds.
  • Self-Ligating Braces: These braces use an alternative bracket system with a built-in system to secure the archwire. These require constant tightening and adjustment, but they are also easier to clean because of this system.
  • Invisalign: As a widely accepted alternative, children who have mild to moderate malocclusion can use invisible retainers to align their teeth. They’re removable, attractive, and require constant replacements every two weeks to be successful.

Our Brace Options at Safari Family Dental

Many of our braces will provide the necessary treatments needed to improve your child’s dental health and overall wellness. Our dentists can offer you the tools needed to help them clean their teeth, understand food restrictions, and adjust braces at home. At our office, we can provide orthodontics/braces in Houston, TX, because we are proud of our ability to offer excellent dental services at affordable costs. Arrange your child’s dental appointment today by calling us or scheduling online today!