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, the ClearCorrect® and the SureSmile® 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

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 regular brushing and flossing your teeth without the need for a special toothbrush as with braces.

What is SureSmile®?

SureSmile® Clear Aligners are designed to ensure they fit comfortably, promote better oral hygiene and deliver the exact tooth movements needed to achieve your ideal smile.

How do SureSmile Aligners work?

SureSmile® is an orthodontic treatment that works to gradually straighten teeth through the wearing of a series of clear, custom-fit, removable aligners. There are no brackets or wires like traditional metal braces.

Are SureSmile Aligners for me?

SureSmile® Aligners are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to braces, especially for minor tooth movements that improve your smile. Specifically, they are for use with teens and adults, from simple to complex cases such as: crowded teeth, spaces and over/underbites. A SureSmile dental professional can assess your needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

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.