There are a variety of services in the orthodontics field, but they all have the same goal: to create a functional, beautiful smile. Once a patient finishes their orthodontic treatment at Planet Dental, they often feel ready to take on the world with their healthy, straight teeth. Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates are available to talk with you about orthodontics in Laredo, Texas, so we hope you will call our dentists. Our contact number is 956-242-4245.

 An aligned smile is not just important for aesthetic reasons. Crooked teeth that do not fit together properly are harder to keep clean and are at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. This is why it is vital to receive orthodontic treatment when necessary.

How Does Treatment Work?
Treatment is comprised of removeable or fixed appliances made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They work by placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction to slowly move teeth to the desired position. Braces are still the most popular orthodontic treatment, and thankfully, today’s braces are far less noticeable, with smaller wire and even clear options. Additionally, the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster and more comfortably.

How Long Does Treatment Last?
The duration of orthodontic treatment is one of the first things many patients want to know. Treatment time varies and can last between one to three years. This will depend on a number of factors including age, treatment method and how minor or severe your situation is. It also important to follow the dentist’s directions, as this will make your treatment outcome more successful.

If you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatment, please give us a call today to set up a consultation. You can reach us at 956-242-4245.