Straighten Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence with Orthodontics

Dentist in Irving, TX

Drs. John and Joshua Lee are highly skilled dentists who design and implement orthodontics treatment at our Irving, TX, practice to gently shift teeth into optimal position. Properly aligned teeth allow patients to maintain better oral hygiene and can dramatically enhance the smile’s appearance. Further, proper alignment  evenly distributes the force of your bite, which can benefit long-term oral health. At Kids & Grownups Dental, we provide an array of orthodontics, including traditional braces and clear aligners, to meet our patients’ individual needs. After orthodontic treatment, patients frequently report increased levels of confidence, sociability, and urge to smile.

What is FASTBRACES® Technology and what are its benefits?

FASTBRACES® is for teenagers and adult patients who are looking to straighten their teeth comfortably but don’t want to wait years for quality results or cut corners for speed. This high quality technology helps straighten teeth really fast, even in about 100 days, without compromising treatment because what’s right for a beautiful smile (the way the teeth look) comes with what’s right for a beautiful bite (the way teeth touch)! FASTBRACES® is used in countries all over the world and is available in discreet tooth colored esthetic clear or metal braces that are comfortable and deliver beautiful results fast and safely. That’s because the technology behind the FASTBRACES® patented methods and treatment utilizes only one high tech nickel titanium wire from start to finish that helps restore the morphology of healthy bone around the crooked teeth gently and easily as they become straight. That’s why the key benefit to using FASTBRACES® is that, for many patients, treatment is completed in about 100 days. The speedy alignment of teeth with FASTBRACES® Technology also helps patients receive excellent value by requiring fewer visits to the doctor office making it less expensive than other types of orthodontic treatment.

Benefits of FASTBRACES®

· Really fast treatment
· Safe and comfortable
· Fewer visits
· Less expensive


FastBraces in Irving, TX

Why Orthodontics Are Important

Misaligned teeth (malocclusion) makes it difficult to keep your teeth adequately clean, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Dental misalignment and improper jaw placement can also lead to disorders of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and neck and shoulder pain.

Properly aligned teeth allow patients to maintain better oral hygiene and can dramatically enhance the smile’s appearance.

During your initial consultation, your doctor will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to determine the extent of dental misalignment. After explaining all the options available and the costs involved, your doctor will create a treatment plan.

Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics can correct a variety of dental issues, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Bite issues (crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite)
Traditional braces and clear aligners shown on teeth
Today’s orthodontics offer choices including traditional metal braces and different types of clear aligners to straighten teeth.

Types of Orthodontics Provided

At Kids & Grownups Dental, we provide three different types of orthodontics.

  • Traditional Braces: This orthodontic treatment uses metal brackets and arch wires, as well as elastic ligatures, to gradually realign teeth through mild pressure. Brackets are placed on the front of each tooth with dental adhesive, connected with flexible arch wires, and held in place with the elastics (better known as rubber bands). At each appointment, Dr. Lee will tighten the arch wires to gently guide the teeth into the correct position. The length of treatment will depend on the complexity of dental misalignment, but in most cases, traditional braces are worn anywhere from 18 to 36 months.
  • MTM® Clear Aligner: This orthodontic treatment is virtually invisible and suitable for adult patients interested in straightening their smile without the clunky appearance of metal braces. If you have overly crowded or unevenly spaced teeth, MTM Clear Aligners can correct mild dental misalignment. However, for bite issues and severe dental misalignment, you may benefit more from traditional braces. With MTM Clear Aligners, the doctor will take impressions of your smile and provide a set of aligners. Each aligner needs to be worn at least 22 hours per day over a specific period of time before upgrading to the next aligner. You can easily remove your aligner to enjoy your favorites foods and to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth. Treatment will take anywhere from three to 12 months.
  • Fastbraces®: Similar in style to traditional braces, Fastbraces differ in the way they move teeth. This technology uses a unique bracket shape and ideal bracket placement to immediately begin shifting the roots of the teeth, significantly reducing treatment time. We also provide a clear, ceramic bracket option for adult patients interested in less noticeable approach to straightening their smile. Treatment can take as little as three to six months.

Achieve a Straighter Smile

If you or your child are struggling with mild to severe dental misalignment, our team at Kids & Grownups Dental can dramatically improve dental appearance and health with orthodontics. Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation.

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