Orthodontics in Texas City, TX
Orthodontics Texas City, TX
Orthodontics refers to the practice of preventing and/or correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw. Orthodontics may be used by an orthodontist or trained professional such as Dr. Stephen C. Hale to treat the following conditions:

  • Crowded and crooked teeth
  • Too much space between teeth
  • Extra or missing teeth
  • Under bite or overbite
  • Improper jaw alignment
When these conditions are left untreated, it may result in abnormal wearing on the tooth surface, gum disease due to difficulty in cleaning teeth, or even headaches and neck pain.

How Do Orthodontics Work?

Dr. Hale will place brackets on your individual teeth. The brackets are available in metal, ceramic, or plastic. Wires are strung through the brackets and these wires are tightened gradually, slowly shifting the teeth into the desired position.

For How Long Will I See My Orthodontist?

Orthodontics treatment times vary according to the condition of the teeth and jaw. However, most patients will receive treatment for twelve to thirty months. A consultation will allow your orthodontist to evaluate your condition, present the options available to you, and outline a course of treatment. Your orthodontist can explain the differences in the types of braces as well as any new treatments for which you may be a candidate, such as Invisalign dentistry.

Orthodontics can transform crooked or crowded teeth into a perfectly even smile and tends to have a transformative effect on a person’s level of confidence, explaining why so many choose to undergo this treatment later in life. Nevertheless, an orthodontist helps patients achieve more than a pleasing appearance. Orthodontics treatment allows people to chew and speak better, and with regard to jaw irregularities, can drastically improve the appearance of a person’s facial structure and may alleviate head and jaw pain.

If you are looking for an orthodontist, contact our office. Dr. Stephen C. Hale performs orthodontics in Texas City, TX.


Dr. Stephen C. Hale, located in Texas City, TX, is a Dentist who services patients from La Marque, TX, Hitchcock, TX, and Dickinson, TX. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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