Orthodontics is a specialized area of cosmetic dentistry that deals primarily with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improperly aligned bites). Dr. Gary Alhadef has completed advanced courses and training in orthodontics, and we are proud to offer orthodontic care to both our children and adult patients.
For children, early intervention is the key to success when correcting improper skeletal and dental arch development. Corrective dental appliances can help your child develop a more natural, esthetic smile.
Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gary Alhadef, can transform your smile into a straighter, whiter, brighter smile by performing any number of cosmetic dental procedures in his Dallas office.
Reduce The Time You Have To Wear Braces
Dr. Alhadef recommends the VPro5 or Excellerator from Propel Orthodontics to assist with completing orthodontic treatment time faster.
The VPro5 delivers gentle vibrations to complement your orthodontic treatment. Used just 5 minutes per day, the VPro5 helps ensure that aligners fit properly. If an aligner is improperly seated it could lead to patients having to backtrack to previous trays. In addition to prolonging treatment, consequences of incomplete aligner seating can include unnecessary refinement. The VPro5 is so simple to use you can do it at home or on the go. Ask Dr. Alhadef about VPro5!
Excellerate your time in braces with Excellerate from Propel Orthodontics. Dr. Alhadef uses this technology in just a few minutes during your regularly scheduled office visit. It can be used with any type of orthodontic appliance, whether braces or aligners. Join over 60,000 Propel patient worldwide and get through your orthodontic treatment even faster!
Orthodontics is the dental specialty that diagnoses, prevents, and treats dental and facial irregularities. Straight teeth help an individual effectively bite, chew, and speak, and straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may also alleviate or prevent health problems. And, we all know that teeth that are straight and work well also look better than teeth that are not straight.
Straight teeth are much less prone to tooth decay, gum disease, and injury than crooked teeth, and straight teeth collect less plaque (a colorless, sticky film composed of bacteria, food, and saliva that collects on your teeth). Decay results when the bacteria in plaque feed on carbohydrates we eat or drink, producing cavity-causing acids. However, when teeth are properly aligned by orthodontic treatment from Dr. Alhadef, these risks decline. It is also much easier to keep teeth clean when they are accurately aligned.
Conversely, protruding teeth are much more likely to incur injury. However, when correctly repositioned and aligned with other teeth, these protruding teeth will most likely be at a decreased risk of fracture.
Orthodontic problems can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on the gum tissue and on the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints – sometimes leading to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Using orthodontic treatment to correct a dental problem early may be less costly than the restorative dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop years later.
Whether you are an adult or a child, Dr. Alhadef can use orthodontics to fix your smile and to improve the overall health of your mouth. To learn more about how we use orthodontics in our office, please contact us today. Dr. Alhadef has been providing cosmetic dentistry to his patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas for over 25 years now.
What is accelerated orthodontics?
When undergoing orthodontic treatment most people think of the process taking years.
The treatment time for orthodontics depends on several things: distance the teeth need to be moved, treatment goals of the patient, techniques used by your dentist, and cooperation of the patient. With accelerated orthodontics Gary E. Alhadef, DDS can speed up the process of straightening your teeth, reducing treatment time literally in half!
Accelerated orthodontics is used in conjunction with regular orthodontic treatments such as traditional braces (metal or ceramic) or Invisalign. Dr. Alhadef recommends the VPro5 or Excellerator from Propel Orthodontics to speed up the orthodontic treatment time.
Used just 5 minutes a day, the VPro5 accelerates treatment time by delivering gentle vibrations. It’s important to ensure the aligners fit properly for the treatment to work efficiently. Anyone can use VPro5 at home or on the go. No office visit required.
Dr. Alhadef uses the Propel Excellerator technology. It takes just a few minutes during your regularly scheduled office visit to get started. It can be used with any type of orthodontic appliance, whether braces or aligners. Join over 60,000 Propel patient worldwide and get through your orthodontic treatment even faster with lasting results!
- Keep your appointments. The more consistent you are with treatment the less time it will take to straighten your teeth. Missing appointments delays progress.
- Keep your teeth clean. We recommend you brush twice a day for two minutes each session. Be mindful of your orthodontics while brushing and be aware that more food can get stuck in your teeth while in orthodontics so brushing (and flossing!) is important.
- Don’t use your teeth to open or tear objects. This can not only be harmful to the tooth itself but can damage the orthodontics.