Orthodontics Specialist

Scott Evans DDS: General, Orthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry

Scott Evans, DDS

Dentist located in University Park, Dallas, TX

Straight teeth aren’t just attractive – they’re also easier to care for, eliminating crevices where bacteria and plaque can hide. At his office in Dallas, TX, Dr. Scott Evans offers complete orthodontics care including metal and ceramic braces to help every patient enjoy more attractive, healthier smiles.

Orthodontics Q & A

Can orthodontics improve my oral health?

Yes. Teeth that are straight, aligned and properly spaced are easier to brush and floss, which means it’s also easier to prevent a buildup of bacteria, plaque and tartar that can lead to cavities, gum disease and even tooth loss. Cleaner teeth and gums also mean fresher breath. Plus, when teeth are properly aligned, it can reduce uneven tooth wear and improve bite balance to relieve chronic jaw pain and headaches.

What kinds of orthodontic options does your practice offer?

Our practice offers complete orthodontic care, including:

  • Invisalign orthodontics
  • ceramic braces
  • metal braces
  • interceptive braces
  • retainers
  • colored ties for a “custom look”

Each orthodontic plan of care is carefully planned to suit the needs and objectives of the individual patient for optimal aesthetic results and better overall oral health and wellness.

What is interceptive orthodontics?

Interceptive braces are appliances that are used in children whose teeth are still erupting or emerging from the gums to help prevent crowding and alignment problems. Interceptive orthodontics include space maintainers to “hold” spaces for teeth that haven’t emerged yet; palatal expanders that help broaden the dental arch to avoid crowding; and retainers to maintain the position of teeth. Each orthodontic appliance is custom-designed for the child’s mouth shape and needs, and when treatment begins early, they can help many patients avoid the need for braces or reduce overall treatment time.

At what age should my child be evaluated for braces?

Ideally, children should have an orthodontic evaluation by the time they’re seven years old, or when their first molars begin to appear. At that age, the dentist will be able to evaluate the child’s jaw shape, teeth positions and other factors that can have a bearing on tooth alignment in the future. They can also recommend interceptive devices to help children avoid the need for braces and provide treatment to help avoid impaction and other issues.

Am I too old for braces?

Orthodontic treatment can be appropriate for adults of just about any age, as long as their teeth are healthy and strong. Having treatment as an adult can improve oral health and reduce jaw pain and other symptoms, as well as boost self-confidence.

TESTIMONIALS

Words from our patients

"I was impressed with the staff and great detailed information that was given to me about what was needed in my case."
Fran R.
"Dr. Evan was ready to answer all of my questions, and genuinely nice! His plan for me was easy to understand, affordable, and above all, convenient!"
Verified Patient

Invisalign® Specialist

Scott Evans DDS: General, Orthodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry

Scott Evans, DDS

Dentist located in University Park, Dallas, TX

Virtually invisible while being worn, Invisalign® orthodontics helps patients enjoy straighter teeth without the need for traditional braces. Dr. Scott Evans is a skilled provider of Invisalign® treatment, offering custom care solutions for adults and teens in and around Dallas, TX.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign® and how does it work?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic system that relies on a series of clear, plastic aligners custom-fit for each patient and worn in a specific sequence to gently shift teeth into their proper positions. Invisalign® aligners look like whitening trays, but they fit much more snugly and they’re almost invisible while they’re being worn. The Invisalign® system can be used to treat teens and adults, providing a more discreet alternative to traditional orthodontics.

What happens during Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign® treatment starts with impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a lab that specializes in Invisalign® aligners. The impressions are scanned into a computer that uses special software to create a series of 3D models of the teeth, showing how the teeth need to move over time. Next, the aligners are created based on those models using durable, lightweight, clear plastic. Most patients have from 18 to 30 aligners based on their specific needs and their unique mouth shape. During treatment, each aligner is worn for about two weeks, then exchanged for the next aligner to keep teeth moving in the right directions. Office visits occur about every six weeks. Most treatments can be completed in two years or less.

What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

In addition to being virtually invisible while they’re being worn, Invisalign® aligners are completely smooth, so they won’t irritate gums and cheeks. Plus, they’re removable, which makes it a lot easier to brush and floss, and it also means patients can eat the foods they want without worrying about damaging their appliances. And finally, because they’re custom-made, treatment often can be completed much more quickly compared with traditional braces.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted and Financing Options Available

At the office of Scott Evans, DDS, we accept most major insurance plans and are the preferred provider for many dental insurances. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. CareCredit and in-office financing is also available. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed or have financing questions.

TESTIMONIALS

Words from our patients

"I was impressed with the staff and great detailed information that was given to me about what was needed in my case."
Fran R.
"Dr. Evan was ready to answer all of my questions, and genuinely nice! His plan for me was easy to understand, affordable, and above all, convenient!"
Verified Patient
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