Braces Specialist

Garden Oaks Dental

Dentists located in Houston, TX

The team at Garden Oaks Dental in Houston, Texas, loves nothing more than watching their patients leave the office with a big smile. To enhance this smile, Garden Oaks Dental offers a number of teeth-straightening options, including traditional braces and the ClearCorrect® clear aligning system, a specialty service provided by Dr. Rubina Zaman. If you want a straighter smile, call the office or book an appointment online to discuss all your options.

Braces Q & A

Garden Oaks Dental

What are the benefits of traditional braces?

Dentists have been using traditional braces to fix misalignment for many years. Braces offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Improve your smile
  • Straighten teeth in complex cases
  • Correct dental issues
  • Give the dentist more control over the movement of your teeth
  • Are less expensive than clear aligners
  • Are fun for kids decorating their teeth with colored brackets

Braces today are also a lot different than they were years ago. The brackets are smaller and less noticeable, and the treatment time is significantly reduced due to the use of titanium wires.

Children, teens, and adults can wear braces.

What types of conditions can braces fix?

Braces can fix:

  • Misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Overcrowding or gapped teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Bad bite

What is ClearCorrect?

As an alternative to braces, Dr. Zaman offers the ClearCorrect teeth-straightening system, which is a clear aligner system that gently and covertly fixes your smile.

To get started, Dr. Zaman examines your mouth to see if you’re a good candidate for ClearCorrect. Once she determines that ClearCorrect is a good option for moving your teeth into position, she takes pictures of your mouth and submits your prescription to the ClearCorrect lab to make your specialized set of aligners, which are designed to follow a mapped-out plan to move your teeth into position.

To improve your smile, you wear one set of the ClearCorrect aligners for two to three weeks and then switch to a new set. Each set moves your teeth just a little bit more. Dr. Zaman closely follows you during the entire process.

To get the best results, Dr. Zaman recommends you wear your aligners up to 22 hours a day.

What are the benefits of ClearCorrect?

There are a number of benefits to choosing ClearCorrect to fix your smile including:

  • Invisibility
  • No diet restrictions
  • Ease of keeping up with good oral hygiene

The clear aligners are invisible, so no one notices as your teeth gently move into a more aesthetically pleasing position. The aligners are also removable, so you can eat what you want.

ClearCorrect makes it easier for you to continue regularly brushing and flossing your teeth without the need for a special toothbrush as with braces.

If you’d like to fix your smile and make your teeth straighter, you have options at Garden Oaks Dental. Call today or book an appointment online.