Dental Braces & Orthodontics in Richmond, TX

At Studio Dental of River Park we provide expert orthodontic screenings for children and adults in the Richmond, TX, area. If you have a smile imperfection such as a bite misalignment, teeth overcrowding or excessive tooth gapping, then orthodontic therapy is highly recommended. Braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly ease teeth back into perfect position. There are several different types of braces available based upon a patient’s lifestyle, age, level of correction that’s needed, and budget.

Fun fact: Dr. Timothy Dang, Dr. Tien Dang’s brother, is a board-certified orthodontist, and will be joining our team in late Summer of 2019!

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Types of Braces

Here are the types of braces that are most commonly used to straighten a patient’s teeth:

  • Traditional metal braces
    • Most people are familiar with metal braces, but the braces used today by orthodontists are smaller and less-noticeable than in the past. Newer, heat-activated archwires use the patient’s body heat to help move the teeth faster and with less pain than was previously experienced
  • Lingual braces
    • Think of these as traditional metal braces that are worn on the inside of the teeth instead of the outside, which makes them less noticeable to others. However, lingual braces are also harder to clean and less comfortable than braces that are worn on the outside of the teeth
  • Ceramic braces
    • These look and feel very much like traditional metal braces, except the materials are tooth-colored or clear. You can also choose matching tooth-colored wires to top off a more natural look.
  • Invisalign
    • This popular alternative to fixed braces uses a system of custom-designed, clear plastic aligner trays that are easily removable for eating, cleaning, and tooth brushing and flossing. Invisalign aligners are worn 20 to 22 hours daily, and usually replaced every 2 weeks with new ones. Invisalign trays are virtually invisible to others, and because they’re removable you can still enjoy all your favorite foods!

It’s never too late to restore your beautiful, natural smile with braces. If you’re a candidate to wear braces in the Richmond, TX, area, Dr. Tien Dang at Studio Dental of River Park can explain the different options that are available, including the Invisalign clear removable aligners that we use in our office. To schedule an orthodontic screening appointment with Dr. Tien Dang, please call Studio Dental of River Park today at: 281-560-3001!