Orthodontics – Weatherford, TX

Straighter Smiles Deserve Effective Solutions

When it comes to your oral health, the alignment of teeth is often just as important as their cleanliness. We practice “airway-friendly” orthodontics with a non-extraction philosophy. We strive to obtain the healthiest airway, jaw joints, gums, teeth, and the most beautiful smile. Children should be evaluated orthodontically at a young age, to diagnose improper jaw growth, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, snoring, thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, and insufficient room for eruption of permanent teeth. Delays in screening could lead to more complicated problems such as surgical orthodontics, TMJ problems, etc.

Usually, you have to go to a different office to fix an issue like this, but with Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford, Dr. Deborah Romack and Dr. Ashley Decker have you covered. We are the only local general dentistry practice that also offers orthodontics. Our Doctors are  members of the International Association of Orthodontics, and they have a combined total of over 900 hours of continuing education in the field. If you or your child currently have misaligned teeth, it’s not too late to address the problem. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, contact Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford today!

Why Choose Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford for Orthodontics?

  • We Treat Patients of All Ages
  • Dentist Who is a Member of the International Association of Orthodontics
  • We Welcome Your Dental Insurance

Traditional Braces

Close up of person smiling with traditional braces in Weatherford

Very few general dentists also provide orthodontic treatment. While some might provide Invisalign, Dr. Romack and Dr. Decker offer complete orthodontics in Weatherford for children, adolescents, and adults. This even includes early interceptive functional orthodontics to treat problems early and help children avoid extensive treatment down the road.

Seventy-five percent of 12-year-olds need orthodontic treatment. By using functional orthodontic appliances for early treatment, 80% of the procedure can be completed before the adult teeth are present. This is preferable since treating orthodontic problems early reduces the time spent wearing braces as well as the overall cost of straightening your child’s smile.

The traditional braces we offer are much smaller and sleeker than the ones from the past, but they still offer the same reliability and durability. This means your child will have a more comfortable experience while straightening their teeth, and they’ll have a gorgeous smile in no time.

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Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Hand holding an Invisalign clear aligner

Crooked teeth are a cosmetic issue, but there’s more to it than that. There are various causes of crooked teeth, including crowding, bite problems, and spacing, and these problems can cause additional issues with your oral health. A bite problem can contribute to TMJ dysfunction, and crooked teeth can increase the risk of cavities and gum disease, too. If you’re an adult struggling with this, what are your options? You can opt for traditional orthodontics, and we can provide them for you. However, for many, there’s another option: Invisalign clear braces.

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Phase 1/Pediatric Orthodontics

Smiling young girl holding an orthodontic retainer in each hand

Phase 1 orthodontics refers to treatment that occurs when a child still has their baby teeth and no permanent teeth. It is used to correct alignment and bite issues as well as prepare the child’s mouth to accommodate their permanent teeth. Often, crooked primary (baby) teeth will lead to warped permanent teeth because they do not have a clear path to erupt. By starting orthodontics early, you can easily save your child from more complicated (and expensive) treatments in the future.

One mistake many parents make is that they believe they don’t need to have their child’s baby teeth straightened because they will simply fall out. Unfortunately, this is hardly ever the case. Phase 1 orthodontics is a fantastic way to stop bigger problems from developing in the future. If your child has crooked/crowded teeth or a misaligned bite (overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, etc.), be sure to bring them in for an appointment soon.