Choose Braces to Better Protect Your Teeth

At Centra Dental, we believe that braces can truly change people’s lives. Braces have been around for a very long time, but they are still so completely necessary to attaining a beautiful smile and helping achieve a healthy smile.

We provide braces at our south Houston dental office to every patient who needs them and wishes for them. When patients present problems with their teeth, such as malocclusion, or crooked, misaligned or gapped teeth, we advise exactly how to best correct the issue. Braces are able to slowly move teeth together and in alignment with each other. This process beautifies teeth, but also fights plaque build up.

You may be wondering how that is possible. When teeth are misaligned or gapped, food particles can easily hide in the crevices of teeth. When food particles aren't removed completely, they turn into plaque. This plaque builds up around teeth and can affect the gums and the teeth. Plaque begins to eat away at the enamel until it is completely broken down. When this protective layer is broken down, the plaque creates cavities, which lead to needing dental fillings and even dental crowns. Plaque affects the gums and can get into the bloodstream, which can lead to periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease can become an open door to major illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

The best way to combat periodontal disease is to thoroughly brush twice per day, floss every day, and visit our Houston dental clinic every six months for a dental cleaning. When teeth are straight, this helps keep teeth healthy by keeping food particles from hiding or being stuck in areas.


If you or a family member is in need of braces, then contact our dental office today. Whether children or adults, our dental staff will ensure you receive the proper dental care. We will also inform you of every step in the teeth straightening process.