Invisalign & Orthodontics in Owasso
A Whole New Smile for a Whole New You
Orthodontics can fix an irregular bite and straighten crooked teeth. At Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we address the specialized needs of our orthodontic patients—whether child or adult.
Depending on the severity of their malocclusions, children as young as eight may benefit from orthodontics. The typical age range for addressing the orthodontic problems of children is between eight and fourteen. However, if you’re an older teen or an adult, your impaired smile can still be fixed. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult.
The advantages of traditional orthodontics in Owasso are many, including fixing problematic bad bites, straightening severely crooked teeth, and improving overall dental health. With traditional braces, metal brackets are adhesively bonded to your teeth and the arch wire that moves your teeth fits through slots in the brackets. The wire is held in place by elastic bands that come in a variety of fun colors. Although treatment times vary depending on each orthodontic case, most patients need to wear traditional braces for about two years. The first year focuses on moving the crowns of your teeth and the second year correctly positions the roots. At Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we take great care in creating and applying conventional braces to your teeth.
If you are an adult with a career and social life to consider or if you have a teenage son or daughter that is particularly shy or self-conscious, then a mouthful of metal may not be the best option. In this case, Owasso orthodontics at Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers Invisalign. Invisalign works as a series of custom-designed clear aligners that gently shift your teeth into place. Our dentists work closely with technicians at the Invisalign lab to create aligners designed just for your smile. With the aid of x-rays, photos and impressions, aligners are created to move each tooth step-by-step into its proper position. Every two weeks, you exchange the current set with the next in the series. The aligners are made from clear, smooth plastic—which makes them both virtually invisible and very comfortable. Invisalign is the perfect solution for adults who need dental correction.
In addition to being practically invisible, Invisalign offer the additional advantage of being removable. This means that when it’s time for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, you simply remove your aligners and eat whatever you like. With traditional braces, diet restrictions are mandatory in order to avoid breaking or dislodging brackets and wires. However, there are no such concerns with Invisalign.
The same happens when you need to brush and floss your teeth—remove the aligners and continue with your regular at-home oral hygiene routine.
Call our Owasso dental office to schedule your visit with our caring dental experts. Dr. Jayson Voto and Dr. Hill Trammell provide preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental care to patients in Owasso, Claremore, Sperry, Collinsville, Tulsa, Skiatook, and surrounding areas.