A healthy smile is important.

Orthodontic Services

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Misaligned teeth can cause bite issues and other health problems.

Orthodontics ensures proper function.

Orthodontic treatment works to prevent, diagnose, and treat dental irregularities such as incorrect bites, crooked teeth, and poorly aligned jaws. It improves the appearance of your smile as well as improves function. Correctly aligned teeth are important for long-term oral health. Failure to get treatment can result in further dental and oral health complications.

Early orthodontic intervention for children is ideal. However, many adults seek orthodontic treatment as well to straighten their teeth and transform their smiles. River Walk Dental can take care of all your family’s orthodontic needs. We offer a range of orthodontic treatments, including space maintainers, traditional braces, and Invisalign.

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A misaligned bite can make eating and cleaning difficult.

Solutions to Malocclusion ‍

Malocclusion is a term used to describe a misaligned bite. The improper alignment of your teeth can result in chewing discomfort, breathing issues, and speech difficulties. In some cases, it can even change your appearance. If left untreated, malocclusion can lead to serious oral health complications.

Orthodontic treatment can involve removing teeth to fix overcrowding, moving teeth to improve your bite, and other treatments to ensure optimum oral health and jaw function. Your orthodontic devices needed, such as space maintainers, braces, or aligners, will all depend on your unique case and smile goals.

Maintain your smile and prevent plaque buildup.Gaps can affect your bite.

Space maintainers keep teeth where they need to be.

If your child has gaps or missing teeth due to injury or decay, the remaining teeth may shift out of their correct positions over time. This can cause malocclusion and other problems in the future. A space maintainer holds the opening left behind by a baby tooth to prevent this from happening. It doesn’t move the teeth; it simply holds the space so that the adult tooth can grow into the correct position. Dr. Naik will secure the space maintainer with dental cement. This is a simple, comfortable, and effective process.

Ready for a beautiful, straight smile?

Traditional braces can be the answer.

Traditional braces use metal wires to help move the teeth into their correct positions. They are an affordable, effective way to straighten teeth and fix bite problems and are particularly useful to treat overcrowding. Traditional braces have been used for decades and are a trusted method of orthodontic treatment. You will see your dentist regularly so they can tighten the elastic bands and wires and check your progress. The duration of treatment depends on each patient’s individual case. Some patients will achieve desired results in less than 12 months, while others may need braces for up to three years.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces if you’re looking for a discreet, natural-looking aligner.

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Easy to Clean

Invisalign aligners are easy to clean and clean around. Simply take them out to brush and floss your teeth as normal.

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Removable
Removable

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable for eating, which means you can still eat your favorite foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about River Walk Dental’s orthodontic services? Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (469) 444-8464 to speak with a member of our team.

There are pros and cons of both Invisalign and traditional braces. If you need orthodontic treatment, Dr. Naik will advise on what will best suit your situation and your individual smile goals.

Invisalign works best for minor to moderate orthodontic issues. Traditional braces are the best solution for complex orthodontic cases.

This will depend on your individual dental issues. After an evaluation, Dr. Naik can give you an estimate of how long you can expect to be in braces.

You should call us at River Walk Dental and book an appointment so Dr. Naik can replace the space maintainer.

You may experience mild discomfort with either braces or aligners, but only in the first few days to a week. Typically, it takes around a month to get completely used to traditional metal braces. For Invisalign, you can expect them to feel normal within approximately two weeks.

A well-aligned smile is a healthy smile.

Come see us for an orthodontic evaluation.

Schedule your orthodontic evaluation at River Walk Dental in Flower Mound. Make an appointment today!

Afford Your Care

River Walk Dental in Flower Mound offers a unique membership program so you and your family can receive quality dental care at a price you can afford.

Youth, Adults, and Perio (patients with periodontal needs) membership plans are available.

Membership benefits provide you and your family with access to regular dental evaluations, professional dental cleanings, X-rays, and other discounted treatments.