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Orthodontics

Crooked or misaligned teeth don’t just affect your appearance; they can also cause costly dental problems down the line.  

Dr. Brian Bell can treat misaligned teeth using orthodontics to improve the appearance of your smile and prevent future dental problems. 

Discover how Bell Dental in Lake Jackson, TX, can refine your smile with orthodontic treatments.     

Common Orthodontic Problems

Braces and other orthodontic devices can treat issues such as: 
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Bite misalignment

Bite misalignments such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite can have long-term consequences on your oral health. These bites can cause teeth to grind against each other and damage your enamel, or lead to TMJ disorders by placing undue pressure on the jaws.  

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Gaps between your teeth 

A gap between your teeth, especially in the front row, can impact the appearance of your smile. Gaps can also create whistling sounds when you breathe through your mouth or speak. In some cases, gaps may be the result of oral health issues, such as gum disease. 

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Overcrowded teeth 

Overcrowded teeth can turn sideways or move into positions that block the tongue from moving freely, which can impact your speech. In some cases, we may need to extract a tooth to make room for your other teeth and properly realign your smile with orthodontics.   

Treatment Options

We are proud to offer both traditional braces and Invisalign® to our patients in the Lake Jackson, TX, area. Both treatments offer their own unique benefits.  
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Traditional Braces

Braces are a series of metal brackets attached to the teeth that are connected by wire. The threaded wire places slight but constant pressure on the teeth in order to slowly realign them. As teeth move into their new positions, the wires must be tightened every several weeks. In some cases, we may recommend elastics, small rubber bands that hook onto brackets to apply extra force for extensive realignments. 

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Invisalign

An alternative to braces, Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner that fits over the top or bottom rows of your teeth and gradually shifts your teeth into place. Invisalign trays are virtually invisible, blending in with your natural smile. Patients should wear the trays all day and night except when eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth. This treatment lasts an average of 12-18 months, and trays must be swapped out every few weeks.  

"Top-Notch Dental Care"  For patients in the Lake Jackson, TX, area

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Lisa Solis

2021

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Dr. Bell and his staff are awesome! They go out of their way to deliver top-notch dental care to their patients. I am very happy with this practice, and recommend it to all in need of a dentist.

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Gerald Duncan

2021

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Great people period !!! The dental work is the best, would not even consider going anywhere else. The Doctors, Hyginest and staff treat you like family !!! Thanks Kelly and Dr. Bell …. Y’all are the best.

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Why Wait to Fix Crooked Teeth? Request an Orthodontics Consultation Today

A smile straightened through orthodontics not only boosts your confidence in your appearance, but can benefit your oral health for years to come. With all these advantages, why put off orthodontic treatment any longer? 

Dr. Bell has decades of experience treating dental patients in the Lake Jackson, TX, area. From orthodontia to fillings and more, we can help with all your dentistry needs and give you the splendid smile you’ve always wanted. 

To get started with an orthodontics consultation, contact us online or call our office at: 

(281) 306-5267

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Orthodontic Treatment Timeline

The length of orthodontic treatment will vary with the patient, but most last from 1-3 years. 

Phases

The length of orthodontic treatment will vary with the patient, but most last from 1-3 years. 

Planning 

Dr. Bell will use digital imaging technology to create a precise 3D model of your mouth and examine your oral health. Your doctor will then talk you through the different options and will recommend an orthodontic treatment catered to your dental needs.  

Placement  

After you choose a preferred method of treatment, your doctor will prepare the orthodontic device for your teeth. We either bond metal brackets to your teeth for braces or send digital impressions of your teeth to an Invisalign lab that will craft your personalized aligners. 

Maintenance 

For patients with traditional braces, every month or so our dentist will need to adjust or tighten the metal wire running through your braces, so that your teeth continue to align. For Invisalign, you will move from one tray to the next every few weeks to gradually shift the position of your teeth. 

After Care 

Once your teeth are moved into the right position, we will remove your braces or instruct you to keep your last set of Invisalign trays. Your teeth may shift or move after treatment, so you’ll either need to wear a retainer or final pair of Invisalign trays to keep your teeth in their new positions.  

Financing

We want to make the path to straighter, healthier teeth an easy one. That’s why our Lake Jackson, TX, practice offers several financing options to make our treatments affordable. Our friendly staff can answer any financing questions and help you find out how much your insurance will cover. Call our office at (281) 306-5267 to learn more. 

Insurance 

While coverage depends on your specific plan, many insurances cover at least part of the cost of orthodontic treatments. 

CareCredit 

CareCredit® offers dedicated payment plans for healthcare services, including orthodontics. 

Debit and Credit Cards

We accept major credit and debit cards such as MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover Network®. 

"Kind, Respectful, and Caring"  Staff for Your Orthodontic Needs in Lake Jackson, TX 

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Edna Milne

2021

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I have always been extremely happy with the care I receive at Dr Bell’s office. I would highly recommend Dr Bell and Dr Crocker. The staff from the front desk to the dental assistants and dental hygienist are respectful, kind and caring. They all do an outstanding job.

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Mike Denton

2021

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It was a great experience. I have never liked going to the dentist because my teeth are not the best. From the time I walked through the door Nicole was making me feel at home and welcomed. Jessica was absolutely awesome and made me feel at ease. Dr Crocker was really down to earth. I think I’m gonna really like this place!

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Bell Dental

At Bell Dental, our goal is to provide effective, comprehensive, and affordable care for all our patients. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (979) 297-1201 today.

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