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FAQs About Orthodontics from Sugar Land Patients
No matter your age, orthodontic treatment at Amaya Orthodontics creates a ton of benefits, including:
- Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
- Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
- Improves the ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
- Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
- Improves function of teeth
- Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
- Improves oral health
Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Today’s braces are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to-invisible.
Dr. Malik can advise you about options that will fit your particular needs.
These options allow you to have flexibility, comfort, and discretion during your treatment.
You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. New techniques and materials have made wearing braces more comfortable and convenient than ever.
Some adjustments may be necessary. But, if you or your teen are like the vast majority of patients at Amaya Orthodontics, you’ll adjust quickly.
If you or your family plays contact sports around Sugar Land, it’s crucial to use an orthodontic mouthguard to protect their braces and their teeth from injury. If you wear clear aligners, you can take your aligner trays out before practice or a game, and put them back in afterward.
Traditional metal braces might temporarily affect the way your teen plays some instruments. In most cases, patients are quickly able to adjust and get back to performing at their best.
Clear aligners provide an excellent alternative treatment for musicians because they can simply remove their aligner trays before playing.
Orthodontists like Dr. Mohni Malik are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities.
Dr. Malik received an additional three full years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.
Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).
You’ll feel at ease allowing our skilled orthodontic experts to carefully oversee your treatment every step of the way.
We’ll take X-rays of your teeth and work hand-in-hand with your dentist around Sugar Land to know the intricacies of your smile and ensure that you receive the best possible result in your treatment.
This will give you the promise of a much better smile in the end.
This question doesn’t have a concrete answer, unfortunately. Every case is different at Amaya Orthodontics, but the average length of the active stage of orthodontic treatment is anywhere from 6-36 months.
After this phase of treatment is complete, your teen will need to wear a retainer for as long as Dr. Malik feels necessary based on their individual case.
Though treatment times can vary, we work as a team with our patients to create a smile that will last a lifetime.
Yes. Dr. Mohni Malik can move healthy teeth at any age. She can correct orthodontic problems at Amaya Orthodontics just as easily for adults as for children.
Dr. Malik uses orthodontic forces to move teeth in the same way for both adults and children, and you’ll notice the benefits of your treatment in no time.
During your consultation, Dr. Malik can determine if you’ll benefit from treatment.
After carefully analyzing your needed correction, Dr. Malik will recommend the best treatment to improve your smile, including the different types of braces that are best for you.
Orthodontic treatment can create or hold space to replace missing teeth.
Dr. Malik will work with your dentist or dental specialist. They’ll provide bridges or implants so you can achieve the best result.
Dr. Malik will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums.
If you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you’ll continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist.
In many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.
The cost of orthodontic treatment at Amaya Orthodontics depends on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment. Dr. Malik will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins.
You’ll find that braces are more affordable today than ever at our Sugar Land office. We offer a variety of convenient payment plans at Amaya Orthodontics and accept many Texas dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.