About the LTS Bracket System

Dr. Wick Alexander has created the Alexander Treatment Discipline, a scientifically based treatment system focused on creating your uniquely beautiful smile in the most efficient manner possible. Not only is this system used exclusively in our practice, but it is utilized in orthodontic offices worldwide!

In conjunction with the Alexander Discipline, we use the Alexander LTS bracket system which Dr. A developed. LTS stands for Long Term Stability, meaning that Drs. Alexander orthodontics has the clinical expertise and tools to give you not just the smile you want today, but the smile you want for a lifetime.

 

Efficiency and Precision

The LTS Bracket System differs from traditional brackets because each tooth has a specific bracket designed specifically for that tooth. This gives us complete precision over the movement of each tooth and helps with efficiency of treatment. This sophisticated method of tooth control gets to the heart of the Alexander Discipline: keep all aspects of treatment as simple as possible. Quality orthodontists all over the globe are proud users of the Alexander brackets.

 

Comfort

LTS Brackets employ light forces for maximum comfort. Also, each Alexander bracket is designed with smooth, rounded contours and an exceptionally low profile for outstanding, lip-friendly comfort.

 

Aesthetics

The LTS System is designed to be as small as possible, while still providing your orthodontist with control.

What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

 

What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a specialist who has completed an advanced education program following dental school, to learn the special skills required to manage tooth movement and guide facial development.
A Truly Invisible Alternative:
INBRACE® is a completely new kind of orthodontic treatment that lets you smile throughout treatment and live in the moment. Healthy, invisible and efficient, INBRACE is ideal for patients living an active lifestyle.

Dr. Alexander is the first in Texas to offer this new technology in lingual braces.

 

·  Hassle free & more convenient
·  Hygienic with no odors or discoloration
·  Gentle & healthy tooth movement
·  No plastic
·  100% digitally designed and made in USA

 

Advanced Technology that improve the patient experience
INBRACE is designed to fit your lifestyle with patented Smartwires personalized to give you the freedom you’re looking for. Gradually straightening your teeth every day, INBRACE works to create the smile you deserve with the lowest impact on your daily routine. When you choose INBRACE, you’re also choosing an orthodontist who is at the forefront of our profession.
Drs. Alexander are Certified Invisalign® Providers in Arlington, Texas.

Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Drs. Alexander can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.

 

Why would I want Invisalign®?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

 

How does Invisalign® work?

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position Drs. Alexander have prescribed. You’ll visit Drs. Alexander about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

Learn more about Invisalign on their web site at www.invisalign.com.

Braces for Children and Teens in Arlington, Texas.

It’s best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and if it is the best time for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated.

There are many advantages of waiting to initiate treatment until the adolescent years. However, treatment in these early years can be beneficial in certain individuals.

When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, when indicated early treatment can simplify later treatment.

Adult Braces in Arlington, Texas.

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every four patients in our orthodontic practice is over 21, so you will not be alone!

Adult patients today have many aesthetic options available to them, aside from the traditional metal appliances. Clear brackets or clear aligners can be used for many patients.

The latest in orthodontic technology and innovation, InBrace is a completely invisible appliance system that is precisely manufactured for the individual patient.

Occasionally, jaw surgery is required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaw discrepancies need to be corrected in order to correct the patient’s bite. Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.