Orthodontics focuses on aligning the teeth and jaws to improve your smile and oral health.
Affordable braces and treatment plans are available.
We offer several options for straightening your smile:
Traditional braces are the most common form of braces. Metal or clear brackets are attached to teeth to slowly reposition them by applying steady pressure. The braces will be adjusted every 4-6 weeks until the desired results are achieved. Fun color options and clear options are available.
Self-ligating braces use a gate mechanism to move teeth, often lessening treatment length. This replaces the needs for rubber bands, making the braces less noticeable and easier to clean.
Clear plastic aligners are switched out every two weeks to gradually move teeth the teeth into the right position. Less noticeable and removable, this offers a great aesthetic option.
Also called invisiable braces, are fixed braces placed on the back side of the teeth. This is another option if aesthetics are a concern. Much like traditional braces, steady pressure is used to slowly move the teeth to the right position.
If a bite is severely out of alignment, surgery may be needed. For adults, braces and surgery may be needed as bones have matured.
Orthodontics can be a part of an interdisciplinary treatment plan. If you are undergoing several reconstructive procedures with an orthodontist at UT Dentistry, we will work with our other practices on campus to coordinate the best treatment plan for you.
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
Our practice is staffed by dental residents who are receiving advanced training in orthodontics. They are closely supervised by School of Dentistry faculty members. Top services: placement of braces and clear aligners, such as Invisalign.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training in Orthodontics
School of Dentistry faculty members who treat patients using a variety of methods to improve bite and straighten teeth for cosmetic or medical purposes. Top services: braces and clear aligners, such as Invisalign.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Faculty orthodontists who also teach at the School of Dentistry