Orthodontic Services – Allen, TX
Conveniently Located to Serve Your Family
It’s become increasingly clear today that children aren’t the only group that can benefit from cutting-edge orthodontic services. We have many treatments for smiles of all ages, such as adults and teenagers. No matter what you or a loved one may need to make their smile gorgeously straight, you can find it right here at Allen Orthodontics. Our treatments are personalized 100% by our board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson. With orthodontic services in Allen, TX and Dr. Tamara’s many years of expertise, you’re sure to receive a smile that will make heads turn. Call us today and we’ll get your FREE consultation set up.
While traditional braces have been around for many decades, it’s not for no reason – they do exactly what they are supposed to do! They are effective, affordable, and durable solutions for straightening teeth and correcting misaligned bites. It’s true they are largely associated with younger patients, but there’s no reason adults and teens who have more complicated orthodontic issues can’t wear them. Compared to braces you saw growing up in a classroom, they are smaller and more subtle, meaning you can wear them with more confidence.
Clear Ceramic Braces
One big concern among patients when we talk about braces is their appearance. We understand – it’s hard to imagine orthodontic treatment without a metal smile! This is why we have multiple options for you to consider, including aesthetically-friendly clear ceramic braces. The appliance works identically to metal braces – they shift teeth into straight positions. However, the brackets are made with transparent material and the wires are tooth-colored. As a result, the appliance essentially disappears into your teeth. Even those with complex orthodontic problems can feel confident when they smile!
Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson can save patient time at every point of treatment using self-ligating braces. These move more efficiently than regular braces and adjustments appointments can be completed more quickly. Their main difference is they use small rubber bands to hold the wires and brackets. Each bracket contains a small latch that wraps over the wire. As a result, less friction is between the wires and brackets so teeth can shift more easily to their intended positions. If you want to complete your orthodontic treatment as quickly as possible, self-ligating braces are worth considering.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Are you looking to straighten your teeth but don’t want to deal with a visible appliance in your mouth? Invisalign is a perfect option. Rather than settling for brackets and wires, you’ll receive a series of transparent plastic aligner trays used to move teeth. It won’t look like anything is being worn when you place them in your mouth, which means only you and Dr. Jones or Dr. Hanson will know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. The trays are also easy to remove so you can eat the foods you like and maintain your oral care routine.
Phase 1 Pediatric Orthodontics
Baby teeth work to create a clear path for adult teeth as they are developing. This helps them erupt as straight as possible. Through the use of Phase 1 Orthodontics, Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson can correct minor misalignment issues in the earliest stages of your child’s baby teeth development, reducing the need for more orthodontic treatment when they are older. It can also be a useful approach for breaking bad habits like thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting, both of which negatively impact their long-term oral development. We can even combine Phase 1 with traditional braces and reduce the amount of time your child needs to undergo treatment compared to wearing braces on their own.
Did you never receive braces as a child? Think you’re too old for them today? You’ll want to reconsider as it’s possible to shift teeth at any age. If you always wanted to have a straight smile, it’s not too late. Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson provide discreet treatments like Invisalign and clear ceramic braces so adult patients can maintain their professional image throughout their entire treatment. With their expertise, you can expect people to only notice your beautiful results, not your orthodontic appliance.
Braces with Missing Teeth
Countless millions of people are missing at least one tooth. If you are among them, you might wonder how your condition will affect your orthodontic journey. We invite you to come in for a consultation. We will evaluate the situation and recommend your next steps. We offer a variety of treatments that are often able to improve the oral health and appearance of patients with missing teeth.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson can recommend a variety of orthodontic appliances to solve numerous problems beyond the scope of traditional metal braces or Invisalign. For example, retainers are designed to keep recently shifted teeth in place after a treatment. Devices known as RPE’s can increase the size of the hard palate to address crowding and prevent it from developing later. Does your child have a thumb-sucking habit they need to break? They can place a small appliance that discourages them from acting on the habit, making it easier for them to break on their own over the next few weeks.
When the bite does not come together evenly, it’s actually not because of the teeth. Instead, the underlying bone needs further attention. In certain cases, one jawbone may be underdeveloped, leading to a pronounced overbites, underbite, or cross bite. We often recommend against undergoing surgery simply because dentofacial orthopedics may be able to help align the bite better. The result is a fuller, more symmetrical and attractive facial appearance.
Advanced Orthodontic Services & Technology
Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson use a highly advanced iTero digital scanner to capture highly detailed impressions of smiles without the need for dental putty. From there, she can show you exactly what your teeth will look like after treatment. This is just a sample of some of the technology that our orthodontic office utilizes daily to ensure our services are more effective, faster, and enjoyable.
Are you dealing with a broken bracket, poking archwire, or another orthodontic emergency that requires immediate attention? The last thing we want is for you to be uncomfortable or have any interruptions in your treatment, so don’t hesitate to contact our team as soon as possible. Even if you aren’t sure you’re dealing with a dental emergency, we want to hear about it just in case it needs professional treatment. A team member will be prepared to get you scheduled when you call.
Did you know that roughly 50% of patients experience some form of orthodontic relapse within 10 years of completing their orthodontic treatment? This phenomenon refers to your teeth beginning to move back into their previous, misaligned positions. Fortunately, that’s where your retainer comes in. With effective appliances like these, we can keep your beautiful new smile perfectly intact.