Self-conscious about your crooked teeth? It’s never too late to get the perfectly-straight teeth you’ve always wanted. If you’re considering adult braces, you’re far from alone: one in five of all people wearing braces are adults. If you’re looking for adult braces in Waxahachie, you can trust Dr. Craig Smith to guide you through the process. He’s earned a reputation for providing top-notch care in a relaxed environment over the past 20 years of treating patients. Dr. Smith recognizes how important your smile is to you, and no matter what type of alignment correction you need, he’ll make sure it is done to the highest standard. Book an initial consultation today to discuss how adult braces can perfect your smile.
Why choose Dr. Craig Smith for adult braces in Waxahachie?
Unlike many dental professionals, Dr. Smith specializes in adult braces– they are the only type of braces he works with. Board-certified and active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Smith is highly respected in professional circles. But more importantly, he is trusted in the local Waxahachie community. Professional qualifications aside, we take pride in the relationships we maintain with our patients. Our family-owned dental practice gives each patient the time and attention they deserve.
Get adult braces in Waxahachie in an environment that feels like home
We completely understand that many people suffer from anxiety around visits to the dentist. Correcting your smile with adult braces requires a lot of repeat visits to the dentist. While most visits are simply to make adjustments and monitor the long process of teeth straightening, choosing a dentist you feel comfortable with, and who respects your time is important. Long waits in a clinical environment can be stressful. Most of our patients look forward to their visits because, in Dr. Smith’s family-run practice, they can expect to get a Hollywood smile in a calm, welcoming environment.
Dr. Craig Smith gives you access to all of the options available for adult braces in Waxahachie
There is no reason to settle for metal braces if you don’t have to. When you step into Dr. Smith’s office, he will evaluate the type of teeth straightening method that is best for you and allow you to choose the one you are most comfortable with. Some situations will require traditional metal braces, but others can be corrected with clear braces, which are actually a series of retainers. For simply straightening the teeth, braces may be clear or metal. Bite correction, such as with an underbite or overbite, may require the use of elastics that move teeth using increased pressure.
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For how long will I need to wear adult braces?
Depending on your unique situation, you may wear adult braces anywhere from 18 months to two years. The amount of time you need to wear braces depends on a number of factors, but adult braces are worn a bit longer than children’s because adult teeth are firmly set in place and need more pressure to be shifted into a new position. However, maintaining a high level of oral hygiene can help to expedite the process. Tooth brushing can be a challenge with braces, so Dr. Smith will instruct you on specific tools and techniques that can make cleaning your teeth with braces easier.
Will I need to wear a retainer after my adult braces are removed?
After your teeth straightening work is complete and your braces are removed, you should plan on wearing a retainer at night. A retainer ensures that your newly-straight teeth stay in the correct position long-term. Wearing a retainer regularly while you sleep helps you to maintain your beautiful, straight teeth permanently.
About Waxahachie dentist Craig V. Smith, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Craig Smith is a 5-star Google top-rated Texas Dentist who is known for practicing dentistry with care and integrity, making his patients the focus of his profession. His patients leave the office feeling great, calling their experience “exceptional” and describing Dr. Smith as “calm and supportive”, “professional,” and “compassionate.”
You want to be as comfortable as possible. You want to trust your dentist to not tell you to get procedures you really don’t need. You want a doctor who is going to educate you so that you understand how to maintain your best oral health. You want someone who you can afford. You want someone who will respect your time and will see you at the time you scheduled. You want a dentist in Waxahachie who will take care of you without sending you to many different specialists. Most of all, you want a dentist who will treat you as an individual with unique dental needs. Meet Dr. Craig Smith, the Waxahachie dentist of choice for more than 20 years.
From our Waxahachie dentist office (just across from the Nicholas P. Sims Library in Waxahachie, TX), Dr. Smith provides general, family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry—all with a focus on your overall patient experience.
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Services provided from our Waxahachie dentist office
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Frequently asked questions about dental services in Waxahachie
Do you accept my dental insurance?
We accept all PPO dental insurance, even if we aren’t listed as a dental provider. Deborah will be happy to assist you in verifying your insurance coverage.
Do you accept walk in appointments?
We don’t accept walk-in appointments to ensure our existing patients are seen at their scheduled time. Occasionally, we do have openings on any given day. To make an appointment, be sure to call ahead and, if you are prompted to leave a message, please do so with as much detail as possible. Please include your name and telephone number (repeat phone number twice) in your message. Deborah will return your call as soon as possible.
What are my payment options?
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, HSA cards, Flex cards and Care Credit. Payment plans are available for certain services. We do not accept American Express.
Can Dr. Smith fix my tooth today?
If you are a new patient, or, if it’s been years since your last visit, Dr. Smith will want to do a thorough exam and review your X-rays before recommending a treatment plan. You will soon be on your way to developing a healthy and happy smile.
Can I have my teeth cleaned on my first visit even if I have gum disease and have been told I need a deep cleaning?
Absolutely! You can have your teeth cleaned and polished above your gum line your first visit. If you need a deep cleaning below your gum line, we will schedule that appointment for another day.