Orthodontic Treatment

YOUR ORTHODONTIST IN RICHARDSON, TX

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Crafting your

smile

Our team believes in a concierge and highly personalized approach to orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults. As board certified orthodontic specialists, Dr. Fleming and Dr. Keylor craft high-end, beautifully straight smiles.

Benefits of

orthodontics

Increased confidence

An attractive smile increases self-esteem, confidence, and overall appearance. Helping people experience a beautifully straight smile gives them the freedom to share their smile often.

lifelong oral health

Orthodontically corrected teeth lead to better lifelong oral health. They are easier to clean and less prone to chipping and decay, while also reducing the chance of gingivitis and gum disease.

Common Reasons for Orthodontic Care

  • Teeth crowding
  • Jaw misalignment (open bite, overbite, underbite)
  • Missing teeth
  • Spacing issues
  • Protruding front teeth

orthodontics treatment options

Itero® Digital Impressions

For all orthodontic treatments, you’ll enjoy gunk-free digital impressions as we use the Itero® system to capture high-definition 3D images of your teeth.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® creates beautifully straight teeth without braces by using a series of removable aligners – invisible to your friends, family and coworkers. Because the aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are much easier. Invisalign® provides a more flexible straight-teeth solution.

Palatal Expander

The palatal expander "expands" (widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.

Standard Braces (Clear, Metal, Gold)

Conventional orthodontic treatment involving standard braces (clear or metal) for both children and adults offers the most comprehensive approach to treating more complex issues ranging from crooked teeth to jaw and bite concerns.

Invisalign® Teen

Invisalign® Teen helps teenagers experience the confidence boost of a great smile without the restrictions of traditional metal braces. The financial investment for this unique treatment is similar to traditional braces. As a bonus, Invisalign® Teen is covered by many major dental insurance policies.

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics, or orthognathic surgery, is a surgical form of orthodontic treatment that helps to correct advanced or severe bite problems and jawbone abnormalities.

Two-phase Orthodontic Treatment

Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process combining tooth straightening and facial changes. The purpose of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.

Phase 1

The goal of Phase-One treatment is to help the jaw develop in a way that will accommodate all of the permanent teeth and improve the way the upper and lower jaws fit together.

Resting Period

In this phase, the remaining permanent teeth are left alone as they erupt.

Phase 2

The goal of the second phase is to make sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly. Phase two usually involves full upper and lower braces.

What age should my child see an Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Interceptive orthodontic treatment around this time can help direct proper tooth positioning and/or jaw growth, eliminating or simplifying the need for later treatment. Early orthodontic evaluation will give your child their best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early treatment gives our team the opportunity to:

  • Guide jaw growth
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve the function and health of your child's bite
  • Improve appearance

Free consultation

An orthodontic consultation with our team is free and informative. As Board Certified Orthodontists, we are trained to spot potential concerns with future jaw issues or emerging teeth. Your child’s bite may be fully healthy, she may need to monitor potential concerns, or she may need to intervene early to help lay the foundation for a healthy smile. Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age unnecessary or less complicated.

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We can’t wait to meet you. We offer a complimentary consultation. Call (972) 530-6703 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.