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Orthodontics services offered in San Antonio, TX

AB Dental & Oral Surgery in San Antonio, Texas, offers orthodontics to diagnose, treat, and manage all of your teeth and jaw alignment needs. Anthony D. Osei, DDS, PhD, can support a healthy jaw that provides stronger function. If you’re considering straighter teeth, call the office today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online booking tool.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dentistry specialty involving the realignment of the teeth and jaw to an exact science. According to The American Association of Orthodontics, almost half of the world’s population experiences some form of malocclusions (imperfect positioning of your teeth) severe enough to benefit from an orthodontic procedure. 

AB Dental & Oral Surgery uses integrative and immersive digital scanning technology to streamline the treatment process. Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) techniques ensure your dental equipment performs optimally and efficiently. There are several common forms of orthodontic treatments, such as:

Traditional braces

Traditional braces are the most common type and involve brackets and wires to secure and shift your teeth over time. Sometimes, traditional braces utilize additional tools, like rubber bands, that secure onto the braces to help fix alignment issues.


Headgear is a more advanced orthodontic technique that further aids in jaw realignment. It secures around your head and is often used with braces. Headgear often helps correct a severe overbite or underbite.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, offer a seamless orthodontic solution while providing similar results. Many adults often opt for these clear, removable aligners that make oral hygiene practices easy. 

Am I a candidate for orthodontics?

Several factors may make you an excellent candidate for orthodontics, such as:


  • Having crooked teeth
  • Possessing a crooked bite, like an underbite or crossbite
  • Wanting to better align your lips and teeth
  • Having gaps in your teeth


Your dentist assesses these factors and any other unique issues to determine your eligibility. Next, they provide a customized treatment plan to effectively meet your realignment needs.

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Orthodontics offers several benefits for your oral health, including:


  • Straighter teeth
  • Reduction in TMJ symptoms
  • Stronger bite
  • Improved oral hygiene and health
  • Sinus relief
  • More confidence in your smile

An orthodontic procedure benefits people of all ages and backgrounds. You can opt for these advantages at any point in your life, making them appealing to large groups of people. No matter the concern, AB Dental & Oral Surgery can find a customized solution for you.

Schedule an orthodontic consultation today by calling or clicking on the online reservation portal on the website.