Your “Why” Questions About Orthodontic Care

Of course, when you begin considering orthodontic care, you know that the end of the journey will be you smiling a beautifully aligned smile. However, there’s a lot of stuff that goes on between the time you make your initial decision and the time you are finished with treatment, some of which may cause you a bit of confusion. To help address some very common “why” questions, we offer helpful answers.

Why Do I Need Restorative Treatments First?

It’s very important to remember that we can only begin your orthodontic care if your smile is healthy. When your smile is diseased or another issue is occurring that requires immediate care, those become the priorities. Otherwise, attempting to move teeth that are in poor health can lead to serious complications. Fortunately, all you have to do is take care of the issues, so we may move forward.

Why Do I Need Teeth Removed?

You may or may not require a dental extraction (or more) to promote your best orthodontic care experience. Most of the time, this is a recommendation that comes with an overcrowded smile. When you have too many teeth crowding the available space, some teeth must go for the best final result.

Why Can’t I Just Choose The Treatment I Like The Best?

We will, of course, take your treatment preferences into account when we’re coming up with an orthodontic care plan for your smile. However, the priority is to ensure we are selecting the treatment that best addresses your every need. As a result, you’ll need to agree to a type of system that addresses your particular type of misalignment for the best results.

Ask Us Your Care Questions

Come in for a consultation, so we can talk with you about how we can align your teeth for a more beautiful smile with orthodontic care. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!