Crooked or misaligned teeth impact the appearance, health and function of your smile. Overlapping, gapped and uneven teeth can be fixed with the help of orthodontics. There are more options available than ever to improve the alignment of teeth for both teens and adults. At Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, we welcome patients from Seguin, San Marcos and surrounding communities that want to improve their smiles through orthodontics.
Did you know that orthodontics have been used in some form for hundreds of years? Even the ancient Egyptians used dental practices to change the teeth, but modern orthodontics began back in the 18th century. Braces are the traditional option, using tension and pressure to adjust the position of the teeth. This can improve the appearance of the teeth by making them straighter and more uniformed. It can also improve the alignment for chewing and jaw joint health, while making teeth easier to keep clean. Now, there are other orthodontics available beyond braces, including clear aligners.
Options for a Healthier, Straighter Smile
Orthodontics have changed drastically in the last few decades. While metal braces are still a standard option, there are also plastic aligners that can achieve alignment without the brackets and wires. Each patient may have different preferences and needs when it comes to improving their tooth alignment. At Sapphire Creek Dental, we offer a variety of different orthodontic options for patients to achieve a healthier, straighter smile. These include:
Clear aligners and traditional braces can resolve overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, gaps and other alignment problems. Whether you have an adolescent that needs orthodontics or you want to straighten your own adult teeth, we can help. Contact Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, to schedule an orthodontic consultation to learn more about our teeth straightening options. We accept many dental insurance plans, CareCredit and have in-house financing to help you manage the costs of your orthodontic treatment.