Dental Braces Plano, TX
Plano, TX, dentist straightens smile with dental braces
Crooked teeth affect more than the appearance of your smile. They can have a ripple effect on oral health, whole body wellness, and self-esteem. At offices conveniently located in Irving and Plano, TX, Dr. Bindu Kolli provides dental braces to help children and adults feel good about their smiles.
More than just a crooked smile
Teeth are meant to be straight for good reasons:
- Occlusion – This is how teeth in the upper and lower arches come together when you bite down. Misaligned teeth throw bite out of balance. That can trigger TMJ problems and cause teeth to wear or fracture.
- Function – Crooked teeth may impair your ability to eat a well-rounded diet.
- Hygiene and health – Twisted teeth, gaps, overlaps, and crowded teeth create crevices that trap bits of food debris. These spots are difficult to get clean, even with diligent brushing and flossing. Bacteria thrive on the detritus, producing acidic excretions that eat away at tooth enamel and irritate soft tissues. Misaligned teeth increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Periodontal disease is linked to a host of serious health issues (visit the gum disease page on this site for more information).
- Communication – No one wants to lisp or send spittle flying when they speak.
Confidence – Straight teeth give you the self-assurance to smile in social and professional situations.
Plano, TX dentist explains how dental braces move teeth
Orthodontics is an amazing process. Brackets, cemented to the flat surfaces of the teeth, are connected with elastic bands and wires. Dr. Kolli plans their placement precisely to apply specific gentle force. The body senses this pressure on one side of the tooth, stimulating activity at a cellular level. Osteoclasts remove bone at the pressure point, and osteoblasts add bone where the minute gap has formed. It is this gradual process of bone remodeling that allows teeth to be properly repositioned.
At one time our dental culture believed that teeth straightening could only occur before jawbone was fully developed. Today, we know that braces can effectively straighten teeth in adults as well as children.
Patients across the Plano and Frisco area are realizing the convenience of having their general dentist provide dental braces, too. Call 469-535-6939 for an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Kolli at Southfork Dental.