Orthodontic Treatment, San Antonio
For most of our patients, the reason behind receiving orthodontic care is to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. If you don’t like your smile and feel self-conscious about it, our orthodontist can correct your concerns with our varied treatment options, significantly improving the way you look & feel, also boosting up your self-confidence. A correct bite and straight teeth will not only help you smile with confidence, but they will also improve your dental health and self esteem.
Once you have completed your orthodontic treatment with Cochran Orthodontics located in San Antonio, TX you will have the smile you’ve always wanted, and you’re going to want to show it off. We aim to make you feel confident and comfortable throughout your entire procedure. Our orthodontist team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the quality care you deserve to maintain good oral health.
What is an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists are specialized in dentistry, focused on aligning and correcting teeth and jaws with the latest techniques. Orthodontists not only deal with the cosmetic appearance of smiles, but also take care of the oral health of all our patients. After receiving and completing orthodontic treatment, our patients find it easier to take care of their dental health with regular flossing and brushing. Proper practice of dentistry reduces the risk of developing periodontal disease or tooth decay.
Some of the dental conditions Dr. Cochran and his team of orthodontists treat are the following:
- Cross bite, under bite, overbites and open bite
- Spacing and gaps between the teeth
- Overcrowding of the teeth
What to Expect During Your First Orthodontic Consultation
During your initial consultation at our San Antonio office, Dr. Cochran and his team will conduct a dental exam for patients using diagnostic imaging technology. This will allow us to determine the teeth structure, position, and oral health, and choose the appropriate treatment plan for the patient.
Orthodontic Care for Adults and Children
We at Cochran Orthodontics San Antonio, TX always believe that everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of! Our orthodontist offer various types of treatment options for children, teenagers and adults, as you are never too old for orthodontic treatment.
With our wide range of less invasive and more discreet orthodontic treatments, our adult patients can seek to achieve straight teeth and a healthy and beautiful smile.
When children are young, new teeth are coming in, and their jaws continuously grow to accommodate them. It is during this period that the structure of the jaws can be aligned easily and teeth can quickly move, making the treatment time usually shorter. Some of the most common orthodontic appliances we use in the treatment of children’s teeth are removable dental braces, spaces, and retainers. The earlier we identify tooth problems in a child, the easier to provide orthodontic care.
Orthodontic Treatment Options at San Antonio, TX
Cochran Orthodontics provides a wide range of orthodontic care, which include traditional metal braces, lingual brackets, Invisalign aligners, ceramic braces, partial treatments and removable appliances.
Traditional or metal braces are composed of standard metal brackets and an archwire connecting all the brackets together. This type of braces are the most common, and with latest technology, they are now more comfortable and sleeker. With metal braces, children and teens have the option of making their braces more vibrant, colorful and unique to their personality with colored elastic bands.
Clear braces are a fantastic option for adults who want less noticeable braces, as they function in the same way as traditional metal braces, but with translucent materials making up the brackets. Therefore, they are more discreet than metal braces, while still performing the same and giving you a smile you deserve.
Clear braces can also be placed at the back of your teeth, making them nearly invisible to everyone around you
Invisalign – Fit The Teeth
This system treats crowded or crooked teeth in teens and adults in an inconspicuous manner. Invisalign treatment offered by orthodontics involves a set of clear aligners which the patient has to practice using at all times, except when they are eating, flossing or brushing. The clear braces are custom made to fit the teeth, making them nearly invisible and removable unlike traditional braces.
During this procedure, you will receive a sequence of trays, each one being different than the one before, to gently force your teeth into right position. With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile of your dreams without feeling self-conscious about wearing braces. In case of wisdom tooth eruption during the orthodontic treatment, you may have to take a break from the clear aligners, till your wisdom tooth completely heals.
Incognito Braces – Behind The Teeth
The Incognito™ Appliance System uses customized braces, archwires and bonding trays, engineered to work in conjunction with each other, delivering targeted results. These lingual braces are placed behind the teeth of the patient, making them a fantastic and discreet option for adults.
SureSmile – Straighten Your Teeth
SureSmile technology is similar to dental braces, as they both use brackets and an archwire to straighten crooked or crowded teeth, but they are more effective than metal braces. With this treatment, we use 3D imaging to model the realignment of your teeth and create a custom-made archwire to move your teeth more efficiently, therefore shortening the length of your treatment.
Orthodontists at Cochran Orthodontics in San Antonio, TX are qualified and skilled to straighten your teeth with traditional as well as state of the art technology. The patient can also seek orthodontic suggestions for wisdom tooth-related issues.
How much are braces in San Antonio?
The average cost of braces depends upon the severity of the case and the duration of treatment. Another factor that may influence the average cost of braces is whether or not both arches are involved. Your expenses will depend on your age, insurance plan and the type of braces you wear.
Which orthodontic treatment is best?
In recent days, there are so many orthodontic treatment plans available for everyone to choose based on a few critical factors. For many people, the comfort and appearance of braces are the most important factors. Some take into consideration the dietary restrictions, duration, or budget-friendly treatment plans.
Contact Us for a Dental Appointment
Visit our orthodontics and experience the straight and beautiful smile you deserve with the least possible time span. We are determined to provide better quality care and service to you and your loved ones. If you are interested in one of our orthodontic options, contact us at 210.874.2502 or via our website to schedule your appointment.