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Effective Orthodontic Solutions in Irving and Farmers Branch

Video game center at the practiceStraighter teeth can benefit much more than just your beautiful smile – it can improve your dental health, reduce oral discomfort, and bolster your overall quality of life for years to come! That’s why our team at Rio Dental & Orthodontics is proud to be able to offer orthodontic services right here in-house for maximum comfort and convenience that’s sure to benefit your family. Instead of sending you to specialists, we bring the specialists to you – Dr. Nathan Coughlin and Dr. Michael Choy are our board certified orthodontists, and they look forward to helping children, teenagers, adults, and everyone in-between by transforming their teeth for the better.

Please contact either our convenient Farmers Branch or Irving, TX location today with any questions you may have, or if you’re ready to schedule an orthodontic consultation.

Orthodontic FAQs

Traditional Braces

girl with spectacles smiling with traditional bracesBraces have been used to correct misaligned teeth, gaps between teeth, and other common orthodontic issues for many years now, and today, they’re smaller and sleeker than ever before! They’re also a durable, cost-effective option for children and adults alike, providing significant improvements that often can’t be achieved with newer technologies and systems.

When undergoing traditional braces, patients will have silver brackets bonded to the front surfaces of their teeth. These brackets have edges that are known as “wings,” which will have elastic bands attached to them. These hold the orthodontic wires in place, which work to move the teeth while the brackets work as anchors. Over time, patients will return to either of our locations for progress appointments where their wires will be changed out and replaced.

While patients with braces are likely to experience some mild oral sensitivity and irritation at first, this should quickly subside as their mouth “toughens up” to the addition. Younger patients will also love getting to choose their favorite color for their elastic bands! We love offering every shade of the rainbow, including more neutral options for adults who’d like to maintain a neutral, professional look.

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Invisalign® Clear Braces

Lady with pink manicures placing Invisalign bracesOf course, there are many image-conscious teenagers and adults who can’t even imagine wearing metal braces. We’ve got an option for you too! Invisalign does away with the traditional model of brackets and wires, replacing them with a set of aligners that are customized for your unique mouth and crafted from clear, comfortable plastic. When worn, these aligners are difficult to spot, and their removable nature allows you to continue eating all your favorite foods throughout treatment. At Rio Dental & Orthodontics, we’ll be happy to take a look at your orthodontic needs and determine whether or not Invisalign is the right solution for your smile.

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