Why Braces?

Orthodontic Treatment in Laredo, TX

At Laredo Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they truly feel proud of – and we're committed to helping each one of our patients achieve one through high-quality, convenient orthodontic treatment. As a leading orthodontic practice serving patients of all ages throughout the greater Laredo, TX community, we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments, including modern, discrete options like Invisalign. But by far, the most popular treatment we offer is still traditional metal braces

Why Should I Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment will help you improve the look of your smile and face, but that's only just the beginning of the benefits. While many people pursue orthodontics to improve their appearance, orthodontics can also have a dramatic impact on health. Crooked, misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean than straight teeth, as bacteria and plaque can hide in the nooks and crannies created by crooked teeth. Straightening the teeth with braces makes teeth easier to keep clean and helps to prevent dental decay and cavities. 

Furthermore, misaligned teeth are subject to uneven wear and tear. This can cause weak spots in the tooth enamel, making the teeth more susceptible to cavities, and it also causes problems when chewing. Misaligned teeth also place pressure on the jaws, which often leads to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that can cause facial pain and headaches. 

Even beyond the health benefits, a new smile lends a boost of confidence, happiness, and self-esteem that radiates through every area of personal and professional life. Everything from professional presentations to social situations get easier – and those benefits continue over the course of your lifetime. 

The Benefits of Braces

Braces and other orthodontic treatments can alleviate these problems, creating a healthier smile and halting more serious problems down the line. By applying gentle, constant forces to the teeth, braces gradually migrate the teeth to new positions to achieve a better alignment and a more beautiful smile. Over time, the bone and ligaments supporting the teeth reform and anchor the teeth in their new positions, securing your new smile for a lifetime. Young Girl With Braces Doing Homework And Smiling With BracesMetal braces are a popular option because they can treat virtually any orthodontic condition, even in the most severe cases. Modern braces are lighter, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before, making them an attractive option for many patients. 

But metal braces aren't the only option. Our Laredo orthodontist also provides expert treatment with clear braces, which use ceramic brackets that blend in with teeth for a more discrete option. Additionally, we offer Invisalign, which does away with brackets and wires entirely. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth, allowing for a convenient orthodontic treatment that's almost invisible when worn.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Laredo, TX Orthodontist

No matter which orthodontic treatment you choose, our Laredo orthodontist will work with you to design a personalized, convenient treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle. If you're interested in improving your smile through orthodontic treatment, request a consultation online at our Laredo orthodontic office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!