Adolescent Orthodontics in Dallas, TX
Put Your Pre-Teen & Teenager’s Best Face Forward With Less Invasive, Non-Extraction / Non-Retraction Treatments
Every parent wants the best for their child. It’s only natural. If you are concerned about your pre-teen or teenager’s crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, jaws, facial structure, breathing or overall oral health, consider the holistic approach of adolescent orthodontics in Dallas, Texas, from Dr. Ward and Face ForWard Orthodontics.
The old-school approach to orthodontics consists of pulling and pushing teeth into different positions to relieve dental crowding. In many cases, this approach also utilizes metal headgear to pull the upper jaw back to meet a small lower jaw. While this may be considered the standard of care by some orthodontists, we offer less invasive, non-extraction treatment that does not push or pull the teeth and jaw into a position simply to create the appearance of straight teeth. Our approach works by developing the arches of the mouth to make room for all teeth, allowing us to correct crooked teeth and malformed jaws without surgery, extractions, retraction or headgear!
Self-Ligating Metal & Ceramic Braces
Self Ligating Braces: At Face ForWard Orthodontics, in Dallas, TX, we use Self-Ligating braces, a type of braces that have a small “door” or “clip” that hold the wire in the bracket. This allows teeth to move with less force and less friction—and pain—than conventional braces. Less friction and binding between the braces and wires enables the teeth to move more efficiently and much more comfortably for you. Self-ligating braces are available in metal and clear ceramic.
Ceramic braces are ideal for individuals looking for a more discreet orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces are made of a ceramic composite that does not stain when you eat or drink your favorite foods and drinks. They can blend in with your teeth so you can smile with confidence through your treatment.
Crozat / ALF / Expander Appliances
Some patients require jaw development along with braces. These combination cases involve using expansion appliance options before and during braces to develop the width of the arches while straightening the teeth. Expansion appliances are also used to develop the arches before aligner therapy, resulting in invisible arch expansion before tooth alignment.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Want a perfect smile but don’t want the metal braces and retainers that come with it? You don’t have to have either—you can have Clear Aligner Therapy instead. Clear aligners can help perfect your child’s smile so they can live their teenage years with confidence! Clear aligners are virtually invisible, and as a bonus, they’re removable, so you can brush and floss regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Plus, there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions. Clear Aligner Therapy can help with almost all the same conditions as braces, especially with the use of additional components such as buttons, rubber bands and arch-development appliances.
Experience Adolescent Orthodontics in Dallas, TX Today
When you are ready to learn more about Face ForWard Orthodontics’ unique approach to treatment, give us a call at 214-304-8485 or CLICK HERE to request your child’s Face ForWard New Patient Assessment. This includes a discussion of your goals, digital x-rays, a 3D scan of your teeth, Airways Orthodontics exam, and personalized treatment consultation.
During your new patient appointment, Dr. Ward and our knowledgeable team will make sure all of your questions are thoroughly answered about our office, our orthodontic treatments, our Lifetime satisfaction Guarantee, flexible payment options, and anything else that you would like to know to help you make a decision about your/your child’s care.
Come experience our Dallas, TX orthodontic office. You will quickly discover that we offer innovative orthodontic treatment options to all our patients – so you can become the very best version of yourself and face the world with confidence.
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Dallas, TX our doctor and team at Face ForWard Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Highland Park, University Park & Lakewood, TX, and Surrounding Areas.