Looking for an orthodontist in Katy, TX, or Fulshear, TX? Look no further than Bright Orthdontics! Both the Katy and Fulshear orthodontic offices of Dr. David S. Bright provide a full range of advanced orthodontia services for children, teens, and adults.
Dr. Bright and his staff are experienced with conventional orthodontics such as traditional metal braces as well as the latest modern orthodontic techniques including Invisalign clear braces aligners, accelerated orthodontics, and laser treatment. Dr. Bright has a special interest in interceptive orthodontics which involves starting a comprehensive proactive approach to monitor children as young as 7 years old for dental and jaw health. This forward-thinking pediatric orthodontist program helps to identify and perhaps avoid the need for future orthodontia by regulating the face and jaw to ensure optimal development.Read more
Invisalign® is a form of orthodontic treatment that works to correct many different types of malocclusions through the use of a series of clear plastic trays called aligners. In many cases it provides an excellent treatment alternative to having traditional orthodontic braces and metal wires.
Invisalign utilizes 3-D computer imaging technology to correct problematic bites or malocclusions by planning a complete sequence of custom-made clear aligners. This series of clear aligners, each of which is worn for a couple of weeks, incrementally move the teeth into place until the final desired corrections are reached.
The advantage and appeal of invisalign appliances is that they are more cosmetic and more comfortable than most other orthodontic appliances. With Invisalign appliances orthodontic treatment is practically “invisible.”
A healthy, functional and attractive smile requires teeth that are straight and jaws that are well aligned. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to correct the cosmetic and functional problems associated with teeth that are either overcrowded, have spaces between them, or that have shifted over time due to extractions, habits, or abnormal bite patterns. Orthodontics can also address skeletal discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws.
Orthodontic treatment can range from the minor movement of a few teeth to the alignment of an entire bite. It may also be used in some cases to align teeth both before and after the surgical correction of severe jaw discrepancies.
Orthodontics utilizes the principles of physics to slowly move teeth into their proper positions. This is performed by using a selection of corrective appliances, including braces, clear aligners, and retainers. Designed to apply incremental and controlled forces to move the teeth in the desired direction, these appliances are adjusted on a regular basis throughout the course of care. Once a malocclusion is corrected and the teeth are completely aligned, retainers are often placed to help ensure that the result remains stable.
Orthodontic treatment time depends on the patient’s age, the severity of the malocclusion and the unique needs of each particular case. Some corrections can be accomplished in a few months while others can take a few years. However, for many malocclusions the average length of orthodontic treatment time is 24 months.
Damon braces offer faster orthodontic treatment with a greater level of comfort than traditional braces. The innovations offered by Damon® braces have made them one of the most sought after products Dr. Bright offers.
Some of our adult patients come to us, worried that they have missed their opportunity to use orthodontic treatments to straighten their smiles.
Dr. David Bright assures all patients that age makes little difference in orthodontics and it is never too late to try braces.
When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment. Studies show that athletes are over 50 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouth guard. While collision and contact sports like football are higher-risk sports for the mouth, you can also experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as biking and skating.
Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially life threatening disorder involving repeated pauses in breathing while asleep. The most common form of this condition is obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs when there is an obstruction of an individual’s airway that interferes with the flow of oxygen through nose or mouth during sleep. In someone afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles of the throat and mouth relax during sleep to the point where they fall back into the upper airway and create a blockage that restricts breathing.
I love the super staff. We always feel comfortable with service and have recommended Dr. Bright to friends.
My daughter’s teeth are beautiful and we were done in 18 months!