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Orthodontics

Crooked teeth, improper spacing, and a poorly aligned bite can make teens and adults alike self-conscious and lead to oral health issues. 

Fortunately, Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City and Richmond, TX, can provide orthodontic solutions to improve the alignment of your smile. 

Learn how the skilled dental team at our practice can straighten your smile without you having to visit an outside orthodontist.

When Should I Seek Orthodontic Treatment?

Other than to achieve a straighter, more symmetrical smile for yourself or your children, contact our Missouri City or Richmond, TX, dentists if any of the following misalignment issues are noticed:

Grinding/Clenching 

Clicking Jaws

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain

Difficulty Talking Clearly

Biting Your Cheek 

Benefits of Orthodontics

When you visit us, you can look forward to improvements in multiple areas of your life. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include:

  • Preventing chronic pain from teeth grinding
  • Preempting tooth decay or tooth loss
  • Improving your confidence
  • Refining your appearance
  • Easier maintenance, flossing, and brushing
  • Improving functionality, such as eating and talking

Your Partners in Lifelong Oral Health

The Doctors and team here can take care of all your dental needs. As patients, my wife and I can both vouch for a great experience from start to finish. They have state of the art technology and even Single Visit Dentistry. Victor Balint - 5-Star Google Review

Want a Straighter Smile? Our Orthodontic Treatments Can Help

Our dentists use the same state-of-the-art alignment technologies that orthodontists use to straighten their patients' teeth, from mild misalignments to cases where complex teeth movements are needed. Our goal is to improve your overall health by offering superior care for your smile at the same time.

Experience the Benefits of Orthodontics Contact Fort Bend Dental 

Fort Bend Dental strives to provide the best in-house options and services at our offices in Missouri City and Richmond, TX, so our patients do not need to find an orthodontist for treatment. With proper care, the benefits of braces and Invisalign are virtually endless.

Don't underestimate the lifelong satisfaction you can receive following successful orthodontic therapy. Outstanding oral health and a beautiful smile can help you feel comfortable and confident. Schedule your orthodontics consultation today at one of our cozy yet modern offices by giving us a call or by filling out our simple online form

(281) 499-3541

Orthodontic Options Offered by Fort Bend Dental

Patients in Missouri City, TX, and nearby areas who are interested in orthodontics can choose from fixed or removable appliances at Fort Bend Dental. Together, you and your dentist will develop a personalized plan to fit your needs. In most cases, there is no need for you or your family to be referred to an orthodontist. Options include:

Traditional Braces

Braces are an excellent way to treat almost any orthodontic issue including overbites, underbites, gaps, and crooked teeth. They consist of metal brackets attached to the front surfaces of your teeth. The brackets are connected by a wire that applies gentle tension in order to straighten teeth over time. Our practice prefers Edgewise brackets, which are a more comfortable and less visible version of old-fashioned, bulky metal braces.

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Invisalign®

This popular system discreetly straightens a patient's teeth using a prescribed number of clear, customized, nearly invisible plastic aligners. Unlike fixed traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed when you eat, brush and floss your teeth, and perform certain physical activities. If the treatment plan is followed, Invisalign is an effective means of treating cases of mild to moderate dental misalignment. Patients must commit to wearing the aligners from 20 to 22 hours a day. Treatment can be completed in as little as six months or more than a year, depending on your case. 

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SureSmile®

These clear aligners also straighten teeth discreetly with removable plastic aligners. A patented software is used to create the SureSmile treatment plan. Each aligner is crafted from Essix ACE® Plastic, a leader in the dental plastics industry. Your Fort Bend Dental professional can discuss the differences between SureSmile and Invisalign during your consultation. Treatment time is about the same time as Invisalign.

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Hybrid Treatment

For complex misalignment cases, our dentists offer a combination of clear aligner therapy and Edgewise braces. Once clear aligners have shifted a patient's teeth sufficiently, braces are applied to finish treatment in a shorter amount of time. And the best part is it can all be done here so you don't have to make appointments with an orthodontist.

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Great customer awareness and service. Very good in listening for customer concerns. Information received was always proactive. I am glad I chose Fort Bend Dental.

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Helping Teens to Seniors Enhance Their Smiles

Orthodontic treatment at Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City and Richmond, TX, is effective for virtually anyone wishing to straighten their teeth, close gaps, or improve chewing and speaking functions. Your dentist will design your corrective plan to not only improve the aesthetics of your teeth, but also benefit your oral health, the same way an expensive orthodontist would. Whether you are an adolescent or a retiree, braces or Invisalign can correct the position of your teeth and help you experience the benefits of a healthier smile.

An Enhanced Appearance and Healthier Smile

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Invisalign helps our Missouri City patients achieve a straighter, more harmonious smile.

Join Millions of Americans When You Choose Invisalign

Invisalign has straightened the smiles of over 10 million people. Of that number, about 26% are teens. So, you're never too young or too old to refine your smile. Prefer a different option? Have a few questions for our dentists? We'll help you determine which choice best fits your smile goals, timeline, and budget. Our team of dentists will offer the same kind of guidance you'd expect from orthodontists. Whether you choose Invisalign, SureSmile, or traditional braces, you can improve your appearance — and your confidence. Contact Fort Bend Dental online, serving the Missouri City and Richmond, TX, area, or call us at

(281) 499-3541

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The Orthodontics Treatment Timeline

Orthodontics is not a quick fix. It can take a year or longer, depending on the patient and the orthodontic treatment method. Our dentists can start a patient's orthodontic treatment around the age of 12 to 13, after adult teeth have fully erupted. However, many people forgo orthodontic therapy until adulthood. In general, you can expect that your plan will involve:
Fort Bend Dental offers affordable monthly financing through CareCredit®, and our own money-saving membership payment plan. 
Fort Bend Dental offers affordable monthly financing through CareCredit®, and our own money-saving membership payment plan. 

Treatment Planning

Your dentist will first take precise digital x-rays of your bite in the office. Based on these images, he will then explain your treatment options and answer your questions. We can provide you with an estimate and discuss payment options at this time.

Begin Treatment

Once you and your dentist have determined the best solution, he will either coordinate the placement of your braces or provide you with customized Invisalign or SureSmile trays. The number of trays is based on your needs.

Checkups

Over time, teeth will come into alignment with the aid of your fixed or removable orthodontic devices. With proper maintenance and periodic dental check-ups at the office, your dentist can make sure your treatment is progressing smoothly.

Maintenance

In order for you to maintain the new positions of your teeth after you complete treatment, retainers must be worn overnight on an ongoing basis. In many cases, Invisalign patients can simply continue to wear their final aligner as a retainer.

Incredible Care Awaits at Fort Bend Dental Hear What Our Missouri City Area Patients Have to Say

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Ashlyn

2022

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The staff at Fort Bend Dental are always so kind. Everyone remembers something I told them on my last visit and asks me about it. It's so nice to go to a place that actually cares about who you are.

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Laureen Stephens

2022

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Incredible state of the art facility with an affordable membership for those without dental insurance.

Glad and grateful to be part of Fort Bend Dental.

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Are you worried about discomfort? You're not alone.

Nearly 60% of people suffer from some form of dental anxiety.
​If you stress about the sensitivity of your teeth, it may reassure you to know that 60% of patients experience dental anxiety, according to the Dental Research Journal. That worry may result from fear of judgment or fear of pain.

Costs and Financing

The total costs of orthodontic treatment vary with the type you choose, so keep that in mind when weighing your options.

For instance, in the case of clear aligners, the number of trays you will need to achieve your final results will impact the final price.

On average, the cost of treatment is between $4,000-$5,500 and is usually covered at least partially by insurance. Because we do not need to refer you to outside orthodontists, our dentists can also save you money that you would have spent scheduling an additional orthodontics appointment.

Pricing can be discussed during your consultation, so you can find the best option for your goals, timeline, and finances. 

If any out-of-pocket costs arise, Fort Bend Dental offers affordable monthly financing through CareCredit®, and our own money-saving membership payment plan. 

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Fort Bend Dental

Fort Bend Dental has provided Fort Bend County with high-quality dental care for over 30 years. With three convenient locations in Richmond, TX, and Missouri City, TX, to serve you and your family, our services include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Complete Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry

Contact us online or call us at (281) 499-3541 to request an appointment today.

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