Your Trusted El Paso Orthodontic Specialists
The world’s most dazzling smiles all share one thing in common. Flip through any magazine, and you’ll see gleaming, straight teeth on nearly every model that graces the glossy pages of your favorite publications. Today, orthodontics has become more accessible than ever, allowing adults and children from all walks of life to achieve a beautifully aligned smile.
At Vista Hills Family Dental, our board-certified orthodontists in El Paso are leaders in their field. We approach orthodontics with meticulous care and keep patient comfort top of mind. Our orthodontists boast extensive training in the latest therapies. More than top-rated doctors, we bring a passion for highly individualized care. Call us today to learn more about your options for orthodontics in El Paso and discover what our tight-knit, experienced team can do to bring out the best in your smile.
Properly aligned teeth have been in demand since ancient times when pioneers in dentistry used gold wires to shift teeth into place. While the origins of orthodontics were crude, modern options have come a long way since then. Today, orthodontic dentistry encompasses everything from state-of-the-art dental braces to clear aligners, retainers, and palate expanders.
Metal braces have been a mainstay of orthodontics since the early 1900s. They are a tried-and-true way to correct misaligned, twisted, or crooked teeth. Braces consist of a metal wire affixed to each tooth with dental cement. Once monthly, the wire tightens, exerting gentle, constant pressure to shift teeth into the optimal position. Traditional dental braces tend to work faster than clear aligners and can correct many of the most severe orthodontic issues.
Those interested in a subtler alternative to metal braces often choose clear aligners -- a removable, custom-fitted tray placed over the teeth. You’ll change invisible aligners every one to two weeks. Each time, the teeth shift by as much as .2 millimeters.
After orthodontic treatments, you may need to wear a dental retainer to maintain your results. A retainer is a custom-made removable or fixed appliance that prevents future teeth shifting and misalignment.
Your El Paso orthodontist may recommend a palate expander if your child has a crossbite or narrow upper jaw that causes the teeth to crowd or overlap. Palatal expanders help to widen the upper jaw as it develops.
Orthodontics can correct problems, including overbites, underbites, cross bites, malocclusions, teeth crowding, crooked teeth, or small gaps in your smile. If you have misaligned adult teeth, you may be a prime candidate for orthodontics in El Paso. While it is technically easier to address bite problems and palate issues in early adolescence, it is never too late to improve your smile as long as your teeth and gums are healthy.
The process starts with a complete smile analysis. Our El Paso orthodontics specialist will take X-rays, molds, or digital scans to map out your smile with extreme precision before they make a clinical recommendation regarding the best orthodontic appliance for your needs. If you have any outstanding oral health issues such as gum disease, cavities, or decay, our dentists will need to address that beforehand. Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis) usually takes place before orthodontic treatments can begin.
Vista Hills is a true family dentist in El Paso County. When you choose our practice, you can rest assured you are receiving the very best care for you and your loved ones. As El Paso natives, our renowned board-certified orthodontic specialists have proudly served the local community for 15 years. Our zen-like office offers a full range of services under one roof, including orthodontics, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and endodontics for the entire family.
The sooner you address your orthodontic problems, the better
There is no better time to straighten your teeth. To meet a board-certified El Paso orthodontist near you, call (915) 592-2097 or book your appointment online. Once you decide you would like to go ahead with orthodontics El Paso orthodontists at Vista Hills will walk you through a variety of choices which will help to personalize your results. We look forward to welcoming you into our family practice.
Performed by a qualified specialist with the appropriate training and credentials, orthodontics is a safe, reliable therapy.
While the results can last years, a retainer may be needed to prevent the teeth from shifting out of place.
Pricing can vary greatly depending on the orthodontic option you choose. Our office will provide a detailed quote so you can plan ahead financially.
Many dental insurance plans cover traditional orthodontics. We recommend checking with your insurance carrier to see what is covered.
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At Vista Hills Family Dental, the comfort of you and your family is our top priority. Our compassionate and caring service has one goal: to leave you smiling—with the smile you’ve always wanted. The caring staff at Vista Hills Family Dental are experts in helping families achieve the best oral health, most beautiful smiles and most pleasant and comfortable dental experience possible. We offer cosmetic dentistry, restorative care, periodontal (gum) care, preventative care and dental care for infants and children. Schedule your consultation today and let our doctors provide you with the best dental care El Paso has to offer.