Orthodontics in Marble Falls, TX
Dr. Mendy Ritchie offers complete orthodontics treatments at Ritchie Dental Group.
You won’t find comprehensive orthodontic treatment at most general dental offices. Luckily, Dr. Mendy Ritchie at Ritchie Dental Group offers various treatments in orthodontics in Marble Falls, Burnet, and Brady, TX to straighten teeth and improve bite function. Problems with bite go beyond crooked teeth, although everyone wants to straighten their teeth for a more pleasing appearance. The problems extend to possible increased risk of decay and gum disease, TMJ pain, and more. Dr. Mendy is a general dentist who is able to straighten teeth with orthodontics including traditional metal braces, tooth-colored porcelain brackets or ceramic braces, and Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
We like to begin orthodontic treatment as early possible, before the jaw and gums fully form, so we recommend you bring your child in for an orthodontic consultation as soon as their first permanent tooth erupts in the front -- usually around age 5 or 6. This enables us to avoid some teeth alignment issues, and after braces have corrected significant misalignment, we may suggest a long-term orthodontic appliance, like a retainer, to maintain alignment.
What types of orthodontics issues might you or your child face? The different types of bite problems include:
- crowding, spacing, rotation, or transposition
- Open bite (teeth don't meet in the front)
- Misplaced midline
- Overjet (teeth that stick out too far)
During your children’s dentistry visits at our Brady or Marble falls office, we’ll make sure to check for the development of problems such as these and make orthodontics recommendations if we see the need. The earlier we begin to straighten your child’s teeth, the better the results.
Just because early orthodontics are always preferable doesn’t mean it’s ever too late. We can treat adult smiles with any of the orthodontic treatments available at our Marble Falls, Texas dental office. Adults may prefer to straighten teeth with Invisalign instead of traditional metal braces or ceramic braces, but we will provide a complete consultation and recommendations for optimal treatment to help you decide which method will be best for you. With porcelain brackets, we can offer natural-looking and less obvious orthodontic braces.
Orthodontics helps with cosmetic satisfaction, but it’s more than that; all the previously mentioned bite problems can contribute to a variety of oral health problems. For instance, crooked or spaced teeth provide food particles places to hide, where they can cause decay and disease. Straighten your teeth or your child’s teeth with help from Ritchie Dental Group. Calls us today if you are in the Marble Falls - Brady, TX area, including Burnet!