We do conventional orthodontics here as well as the Invisalign orthodontics. Orthodontics is the art and science of straightening teeth and there are a number of different devices that we can use of it some of them are removable and some of them are fixed. The fixed ones are the wire, it's commonly referred to as straight wire because you use a straight wire in a little brackets that you place on each tooth that when the wire attempts to straighten itself back out moves the tooth into a straight alignment. It's classic orthodontics, it's probably the most common orthodontics done in the United States today but that's that's the conventional orthodontics. We've been doing that for 30 years, some of our patients that can't wear Invisalign will opt for that. We also do the Invisalign that's probably the most common orthodontics we do here since we do so many adults. They prefer not to be in braces because of their public interaction and you know maybe they're they're stationed life that they just don't want to be seen with the braces so they will opt for the the more cosmetic or clear aligner and then we have several versions of that when it's done here called Invisi-brace and then there's clear correct and Invisalign. They're all clear aligner systems varying a little bit from one the other and that there are different options in that area and then on the far side of that, the original removable orthodontics we have that available too, where we have small appliances that look kind of like retainers of the past that have little springs and screws and things like that that you can use to straighten teeth with. So there's a number of orthodontic options that we have here.
Styles Of Braces
Cosmetic Dental Associates offers four types of braces.
Invisalign clear braces are a series of nearly invisible trays that use subtle pressure to guide your teeth to their rightful place. Remove the trays at meals, for special occasions, and at any other time you deem necessary, as long as you wear them at least 20 hours a day. Invisalign braces are the orthodontics treatment that straighten your teeth without interrupting your lifestyle.
ClearCorrect is another clear braces option that also uses a series of aligners and are made right here in Texas. We also have our own in-house line of clear aligners called Invisabrace™. They can be provided to you in as little as one visit and are custom made in our lab.
Straight wire braces are also known as traditional metal braces. They use a metal wire and metal brackets to apply pressure to your teeth to move them into the proper position.
Your Orthodontic Needs Will Be Met
Dr. Moore has 35 years of dental experience. He has treated orthodontic patients at both ends of the spectrum, from mild cosmetic treatment requiring short-term orthodontics to straighten a crooked smile, to severe malocclusion that requires more extensive treatment to correct a bad bite.
Call Cosmetic Dental Associates at 210-951-4444 or use our online form today to schedule your orthodontics San Antonio, TX area appointment and to see how we can meet your needs. You should consider orthodontics, if:
- Your misaligned bite is causing you headaches or making it difficult to chew
- You feel self-conscious about your crooked teeth
- You have gaps in your teeth you’d like to correct that can’t be fixed with dental veneers
- Your teeth are overcrowded and look disorderly
We look forward to treating you and your smile here are at our San Antonio, TX dentist office!