Dental braces are one of the most commonly used dental appliances. At Lovett Dental North Heights, you can have the straight teeth you’ve always wanted in only a few months. If you are at all self-conscious about your smile, getting braces can really change your life. At Lovett Dental North Heights, we recommend that you come in to see us if you’re unsure if your smile is the best it can be. We have flexible scheduling available, and our Houston dentists are committed to providing efficient sedation dentistry at an affordable price. Contact us at 832-617-5531 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Who Needs Dental Braces?

example of dental bracesDental braces are necessary for many people and for various reasons. You may benefit from the use of braces if you have teeth that are not as properly aligned as you like. You may have problems such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth that overlap or crowd each other
  • An overbite
  • An underbite
  • Gaps in your teeth
  • TMJ disorder

Keep in mind that dental braces are not just for children and teens. To find out if you could benefit from braces, book a consultation with our team in Houston’s North Heights to learn more. We’re happy to help you!

What Are the Benefits of Dental Braces?

Braces can offer a number of benefits to you. Most people see them as a cosmetic procedure that only improves the way your teeth and smile looks. They do fix that in many situations. However, they also offer other benefits. For example, they may help improve your speech. They can also help you to bite and chew. In some situations, they can also boost self-esteem and confidence with every smile.

What Type of Dental Braces Are Right for You?

When you visit our North Heights in North Houston office, we’ll provide you with more insight into the type of dental braces available and how they can work for you. We offer a range of options, including:

Traditional Metal Braces

These braces are small stainless steel brackets that are fitted to the front of the teeth. Over time, we adjust them to put a small amount of pressure on the teeth, allowing the teeth to shift into the proper position. They are affordable, and today’s versions are harder to see.

Ceramic Clear Braces

 These work much like metal braces. The benefit here is that they are clear. That means they are hard to see. They are a bit more fragile than other products and tend to be very effective overall.

Clear Tray Aligners

 A newer option, these do away with the brackets on your teeth and use a clear tray instead. The tray is customized to fit your mouth. It remains in place, applying small amounts of pressure to properly change the position of your teeth. Clear tray aligners work better than other products and tend to work faster as well. They are also hard to see and removable to improve dental hygiene.

Turn to Us for All of Your Dental Health Needs

When it comes to dental braces, it can be hard to make a decision about which option is right for you. Come in to see us for a consultation. Let us talk to you about all of your options. We also encourage you to take full advantage of all of our services. That includes:

What Are Dental Implants?

Some dental issues cannot be fixed with braces. If you have a nonfunctioning tooth, a dental implant is a permanent replacement that functions exactly as a normal tooth would. Dental implants improve the ability to chew and eat, providing the ability to enjoy foods that an individual with decayed, traumatized, or missing teeth cannot enjoy. This stands in contrast to dentures, which may have to be replaced every few years. Having a dental implant put in does not require any additional care beyond routine cleanings. The chances of something going wrong with the implant are very low. 

Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings start with an oral exam of the condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth. During the exam, the dentist looks for signs of oral cancer, cavities, gum disease, or other concerns. This exam allows the dentist to make recommendations for specialty treatments during cleaning or to plan treatments for other issues discovered.

Schedule a Consultation with Lovett Dental North Heights

Are you ready for dental braces? You may not be ready to make a decision – and that’s okay. Your first step is to contact our team at Lovett Dental North Heights to find out how we can help you. To do so, call 832-617-5531, or contact us online and come in to see us in North Heights in North Houston for an appointment. We have excellent parking and are open on weekends!