At Renken Dentistry of Oak Hill, we want every patient to be healthy and feel confident in their smile. Often overlooked by patients, the significance of having straight teeth extends beyond mere aesthetics. In fact, there are compelling health benefits to consider. Straight teeth are easier to maintain and clean, therefore reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Aligning teeth also distributes force across all your teeth when you chew or if you grind your teeth at night, which reduces stress on individual teeth and helps avoid wear and damage. That’s why we offer orthodontics, or corrective dentistry, to all of our Austin, TX patients.
With modern dental technology, straightening your smile doesn’t mean years of uncomfortable metal braces anymore. You can have a healthy, straight smile without metal brackets and tight wires. We use the most effective and innovative advancements in dentistry in a welcoming and comfortable environment.
We are happy to provide Invisalign for our patients. Invisalign is the perfect choice for patients who want to straighten their teeth without the inconvenience of metal braces. The clear aligner trays are barely visible and much less intrusive than traditional metal braces.
While Invisalign should be worn at least 22 hours a day for maximum effectiveness, they are taken out to eat, brush, and floss. This also helps avoid causing stains and tooth decay that can sometimes happen when food gets stuck behind traditional metal braces. The clear aligner trays are also easy to remove for special occasions, such as a wedding. There are no uncomfortable wires to tighten or metal brackets in your mouth. Instead, you will receive a progression of clear aligner trays that move your teeth toward the desired position. The process is usually faster than metal braces as well and can be completed in as little as 12 months.
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles is another orthodontic treatment that shifts and straightens teeth gently and quickly. As you can tell by the name, Six Month Smiles gets the job done fast! Like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles uses fixed brackets and elastics that remain in place during the treatment process. Much like Invisalign, Six Month Smiles is highly effective at unobtrusively correcting misaligned teeth. This system takes the benefit of traditional braces with the minimal visibility of modern orthodontic treatment.
The Advantages Of Orthodontic Treatments
While our primary focus is on ensuring the optimal health of your teeth through orthodontic procedures, at Renken Dentistry of Oak Hill, we strive to amplify the additional benefits that accrue from a perfectly aligned set of teeth. A straight smile doesn’t just boost your oral health but also works wonders for your overall confidence and wellness. Let’s delve into a few more advantages:
- Enhanced self-esteem: A straight, gleaming smile can remarkably uplift your self-esteem and confidence, facilitating positive interactions in both social and professional settings.
- Improved oral hygiene: As mentioned, straight teeth are significantly easier to clean and maintain, paving the way for robust oral health.
- Optimal jaw alignment: Corrective dentistry often aids in rectifying jaw misalignments, thus mitigating issues related to jaw pain and improper bite.
Get A Free Consultation!
We offer a free orthodontic consultation, so our orthodontist can talk through all the options and help you decide what’s best for you based on your dental history and desired outcome. Make an appointment with our office today!