If you have crooked and crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, orthodontic treatment can restore balance and symmetry to your smile. At Advanced Dental Care of East Texas, Eric Koch, DDS, offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including ClearCorrect® and SmileTru® to adults and teenagers. To schedule an appointment at the office in Jasper, Texas, call to speak with a member of the administrative team or click the online booking tool.
Orthodontic treatment is a dental specialty that diagnoses, treats, and prevents misaligned teeth or a malpositioned jaw. It uses special, custom-crafted oral appliances to transform your smile.
If you have misaligned teeth or a malpositioned bite, it increases the risk of more serious oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can significantly reduce the risk of these and other issues.
Dr. Koch uses orthodontic treatment to address various alignment issues, including:
You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have visible gaps or spaces between your teeth.
At Advanced Dental Care of East Texas, Dr. Koch offers orthodontic treatment with ClearCorrect® and SmileTru®. These treatment systems are unique in that they never require extractions.
Instead of using rubber bands, wires, and brackets like traditional braces, these treatment systems use a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners. The aligners place gradual pressure on your teeth, slowly moving them into position over time.
ClearCorrect and SmileTru aligners are comfortable and easy to adjust to. They fit snugly over your teeth and require no pre-preparation or extractions.
Orthodontic treatment begins with a comprehensive oral exam and a review of your dental health history. Afterward, Dr. Koch takes digital oral X-rays to assess the position of your teeth and jaw.
If Dr. Koch determines that you’re a good candidate for ClearCorrect or SmileTru, he takes a series of digital impressions using an intraoral scanner. Dr. Koch uploads your scans to a computer design program and develops a custom care plan that aligns with your individual needs.
After approving an orthodontic treatment plan, he sends your designs to a dental laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. About a week later, you return to the office and try them on. Dr. Koch then provides you with a list of care instructions.
The length of time that orthodontic treatment takes depends on the issues being treated and your adherence to Dr. Koch’s plan. Most people complete treatment in 6-12* months but it can take up to 18 months. To encourage a positive outcome, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat or brush your teeth.
To see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment, make an appointment at Advanced Dental Care of East Texas. Call to speak with an administrative team member or click the online booking tool.
*Individual results may vary.