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We want to invite you and your family to one of our dental clinics. We have taken extra precautionary measures to ensure that you and your family are safe and protected. After each patient visit, our staff works hard to thoroughly sanitize and disinfect each area. Every staff member undergoes continuous COVID-19 screening, practices social distancing and wears Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

We ask that you wear a mask when coming in for your visit. We will ask you a some COVID-19 screening questions.

All visits will be schedule by appointment.

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The Younger You Get Houston Dental Braces, The Better

At our Houston cosmetic dental offices, we treat both adults and children with dental braces in order to correct the alignment of their teeth. We offer both Invisalign and metal dental braces, each of which is an effective method to treat a malocclusion, which is defined as a bad bite. However, the younger you begin with dental braces treatment, the better. If you’re debating on waiting to have your child undergo dental braces treatment, then keep reading.

Getting Dental Braces As An Adult Is Okay, But Our Houston Cosmetic And Pediatric Dentists Recommend Early Treatment

Getting braces as an adult is totally acceptable and we have successfully straightened out countless adults’ smiles. However, it is important to note that adult dental braces treatment tends to take longer than pediatric dental braces treatment.

Why Is Dental Braces Treatment Faster In Children Than In Adults?

Adults typically have to wear their dental braces longer than children do. This is because children’s jaws are still growing and developing, so their teeth are as well. The fact that their teeth are still changing and moving makes them very moldable with the help of Invisalign or metal dental braces. If your child doesn’t get dental braces until they’re an adult, though, by this time their jaw has already settled into its placement, making it a much longer process to move their teeth.

Start With An Early Dental Braces Evaluation With Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist

If you’ve been a long-time patient of our Houston cosmetic dentist and/or Houston kids dentist, then we have likely been able to see how your child’s teeth develop. However, before any dental braces treatment begins, your child must first be evaluated. Our Houston dentist recommends that your child should undergo a dental braces evaluation as young as 7 years old. This evaluation will give us insight into when they might be ready for dental braces and which dental braces may work best for their unique needs. 

If you think it might be time to start discussing dental braces for your child, then please book an appointment with our Houston dentist. To give you an idea of how dental braces work, please feel free to read this article. We look forward to giving your child a winning smile!

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What To Know About Houston Cosmetic Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are one of the many services our Houston cosmetic dentist offers that will transform your smile. In this article, we will break down what a dental bridge is and why you might consider them.

What Is A Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that “bridges the gap” between your remaining healthy teeth after losing one or more. Sometimes, dental bridges are also used to fill a gap between dental implants. Dental bridges are made up of prosthetic teeth known as pontics, which are held in place by dental crowns.

It’s important to note that once we have completed an extraction and you lose a tooth, your gums tend to shrink over the next few months while they adjust to the new gap between your teeth.

If we were to immediately give you a bridge, it would result in a poor, uncomfortable fit. This results in a less-than-effective dental bridge treatment. Instead, our cosmetic dentist will give you a temporary bridge. Once you come back and our Houston cosmetic dentist determines that your gums can snuggly hold a permanent bridge, we will develop and install it for you.

Who Benefits From Dental Bridges At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office

Cosmetic dental bridges may be a suitable treatment for our patients who have lost one or more of their permanent adult teeth. Not only do dental bridges look natural and offer a long-term solution for missing teeth, but they also keep our patients smiling and feeling their best! 

If You’re Missing Teeth, Or If You Need A Tooth Pulled, Don’t Delay The Process!

When you’re missing teeth, there is a timeframe in which you need to get them addressed. Otherwise, this will cause jaw bone loss and facial sagging. 

Aside from filling in the gap in your dental arch, installing dental bridges ensure that you can still eat and speak comfortably, prevents your other teeth from shifting, and maintains the shape of your face. 

Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist At Victory Smiles Is Eager To Give You A Winning Smile With A New Dental Bridge!

If you are considering getting a dental bridge, then please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist. We will complete an evaluation and determine which type of bridge will best meet your needs and give you a winning smile.

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Have You Scheduled Your Check-Up With Our Houston Dentist?

Dental check-ups are critical to maintaining healthy teeth. When was the last time your family members received a dental check-up, complete with x-rays, an exam, and a cleaning? At Victory Smiles, our Houston dentist recommends that parents and their children see us for a dental cleaning every six months, and as summer vacation approaches, now is the perfect time to book your check-up!

Regular Dental Check-Ups Let Us Monitor The Health Of Your Teeth

Dental check-ups twice a year are especially important for children because they may be prone to cavities while they try to learn the best way to maintain their dental hygiene. Additionally, we need to be sure that their teeth and jaws are developing correctly and/or if they need dental braces/Invisalign. As for adults, regular dental check-ups help us make sure that your teeth are as healthy as possible so we can address other dental health concerns early on. Our dental braces are also available for adults if necessary.

Our Houston Dentist Patients Get A Deeper Teeth Cleaning During Their Dental Check-Ups

Even if you and your children have a good hygiene routine and properly brush and floss your teeth every day, it remains impossible for any of our patients to achieve a 100% clean, simply because plaque can build up behind and in between the teeth where floss and toothbrushes aren’t able to reach. However, by using our state-of-the-art tools, we will be able to clean these hard-to-reach areas and achieve a deeper clean, resulting in a healthier smile for your whole family.

Dental Check-Ups With Our Houston Dentist Serve As A Preventative Measure Against Severe Health Issues

Following your dental cleaning, our Houston dentist will take the time to examine your teeth. In doing so, we'll take an even closer look at the bite and look for any subtle signs of health issues. Did you know that certain illnesses such as gum disease, some cancers, diabetes, and even cardiovascular disease sometimes exhibit their earliest signs in the teeth? Coming to your check-ups on a regular basis will ensure that we can treat potential illnesses early on. When it comes to dental health, the more proactive we are, the better for you!

Our Houston Dentist Is Here To Give You A Winning Smile This Summer!

Now that you know of the importance of getting a dental checkup twice a year, please book an appointment with our Houston dentist so we can assess the health of your teeth and deeply clean them. With our compassionate team of dentists at your side, you’ll get to enjoy a winning smile this summer!

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Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Offers Teen Teeth Whitening

It’s no secret that teenagers spend a lot of time on social media connecting with friends, celebrities, and their favorite brands. With social media came the rise of social media ads, many of which are for companies selling at-home teeth whitening kits. However, if you’ve read our post about store-bought teeth whitening kits, then you know why we don’t recommend them to you nor your teen-aged children, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still get their teeth whitened.

Can Teenagers Even Undergo Teeth Whitening At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office?

Although it’s more common to see adults undergo in-office teeth whitening, it is also perfectly safe for teenagers to get their teeth whitened as young as 13 years old, so long as they have their parents' permission and all of the permanent, larger adult teeth have emerged and settled. We recommend waiting until this point because, by then, the nerve endings are also larger, helping to reduce sensitivity.

If your teen is currently undergoing metal dental braces treatment or Invisalign treatment, we recommend they wait until after their treatment has concluded so as to ensure their teeth are evenly whitened. 

How Teeth Whitening For Teenagers Works At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office

If your teen wishes to undergo in-office teeth whitening with our Houston cosmetic dentist, you can expect treatment to only last one session in most cases. 

First, we will assess any sensitivities your teen suffers from and/or any prior dental work that has been done. Then, we will discuss how much whiter they want their teeth to be and whether we recommend their chosen shade. Although most patients strive for the whitest teeth possible, some patients may be better off with a slightly darker shade–especially if they are more prone to long-term sensitivity. Rest assured that when our Houston cosmetic dentist performs your teen’s teeth whitening, their treatment will be fully customized with their comfort and health prioritized.

Teeth Whitening For Teenagers At Our Victory Smiles Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office 

If your teen has asked to get their teeth whitened, you will be glad to know that it’s safe for them to. In order to give them a winning smile that meets their needs, please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist. We can discuss their needs and what they can expect in greater detail.

young Houston dentist patient holding Invisalign and metal dental braces after her treatment by our Houston cosmetic dentist

Are Metal Dental Braces Better Than Invisalign?

Invisalign Clear Aligners are quickly becoming the go-to method for our Houston cosmetic dentist patients to correct the alignment of their teeth–especially for our adult patients. However, metal dental braces continue to remain the most popular method for straightening teeth, simply because they are more versatile. Does that mean metal braces are better? In this article, our Houston cosmetic dentist will discuss the differences between the two and answer this question.

Metal Dental Braces Versus Invisalign

Let’s start by comparing how both treatments are done. 

Metal dental braces consist of metal brackets that are glued to the teeth, as well as a metal archwire that is placed across the teeth in order to put pressure on the brackets, gradually moving the teeth to their correct alignment.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is only plastic. This sturdy plastic is shaped to your mouth, but also to how we want your teeth to shift. Its sturdiness puts pressure on your teeth to gradually straighten them.

Whereas your metal dental braces treatment will include adjustment appointments, your Invisalign treatment doesn’t require as many appointments with our Houston cosmetic dentist. Rather, every few weeks you will get a new set of Invisalign clear aligners that will shift your teeth to the next phase of your treatment.

How Do You Know If Invisalign Or Metal Dental Braces Are Right For You

Our Houston cosmetic dentist offers both treatments because one isn’t necessarily better than the other. Both dental braces treatments work wonders for giving you a straight and healthy smile; they simply work efficiently for different cases.

Invisalign tends to work best for mild corrections, as these can be achieved fairly quickly. Metal braces work for virtually all types of corrections, but for severe and more complex cases, they may work much faster than Invisalign would.

Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Will Help You Determine Which Dental Braces Work Best For You

If you would like to straighten your teeth so you can smile more confidently, please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist so we can get started with a dental braces consultation. This will help us understand your needs and recommend the right dental braces for you! We look forward to giving you a winning smile!