Orthodontist in Waco
If you want to enhance your smile, we welcome you to contact us at Chad Latino, DDS. Dr. Chad Latino is an Orthodontist in Waco who offers high-quality orthodontic dentistry options such as traditional metal braces and Invisalign.
What Type of Orthodontic Treatment is for Me?
The type of orthodontic treatment you and Dr. Chad Latino choose depends on your condition and the goals for your treatment. Many patients choose to use Invisalign treatment because they prefer the discrete appearance of the clear aligners. Other patients prefer the familiarity of traditional metal braces. Your dentist can only treat some dental concerns with conventional metal braces. The best thing is to schedule a consultation to look into what will make the most sense for you.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
We recommend Invisalign clear aligners for patients who would appreciate the discreet appearance of the clear aligner. Additionally, patients are free to eat what they like with a clear aligner because they can remove the aligner when they eat.
Patients interested in getting Invisalign clear aligners should first have a consultation appointment with Dr. Chad Latino and his team. During this appointment, they will discuss your desires for your treatment. Next, Dr. Chad Latino will scan your teeth to take a dental image of your smile and send it to Invisalign. Once your clear aligners are made and arrive at the office, you will be invited back to try them on.
We recommend that you wear your clear aligners for 22 hours per day. Additionally, you can come back to the office every few weeks for a new set of clear aligners. With every new set of clear aligners, your teeth will mold closer and closer to your desired appearance.
Traditional Metal Braces
As an orthodontist in Waco, Dr. Chad Latino also offers traditional metal braces for patients. Typically, traditional metal braces are more affordable compared to Invisalign clear aligners. Also, there are some dental conditions that only conventional metal braces can treat.
To place traditional metal braces, Dr. Latino will get the first impression of your smile. Then, he will attach brackets to each tooth with a bonding material. An archwire is then used to connect the brackets. Throughout your treatment, the archwire is tightened, which slowly moves the teeth into their desired location.
Many patients also like traditional metal braces over Invisalign treatment because they can personalize their orthodontic treatment. With traditional metal braces, patients can add colored rubber bands to their brackets that represent a holiday or their favorite sports team. Call our office today for more information about how conventional metal braces can benefit you.
What Conditions Can Orthodontic Treatment Treat?
Orthodontic treatment is not only about improving your appearance. Orthodontic treatment can improve your oral hygiene. For example, it can be hard to brush and floss if you have overcrowded teeth. After the orthodontic treatment, your teeth will appear straighter and easier to clean.
Orthodontic treatment can correct various dental conditions. Dr. Chad Latino treats many common orthodontic conditions in his office: overbites, underbite, misaligned teeth, open bites, and crowded teeth.
Benefits of an Orthodontist in Waco
We offer two types of orthodontic treatment to choose from: traditional metal braces and Invisalign. Both options have helped many patients achieve their orthodontic goals.
Chad Latino, DDS, in an easy-to-get-to location in Waco, is also an experienced orthodontist in Waco. Dr. Chad Latino and his team can provide professional orthodontic services for you and your family. We look forward to having you meet our compassionate and knowledgeable team for an orthodontic consultation.