There are so many places that offer braces in McKinney that you may be wondering: where are The Best Braces in McKinney? That’s a great question! There are several factors to consider when determining where to go for the best braces. It is very important that you do your research and look at different areas when answering this question. Of course, we know that Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics offers the best in braces as well as Invisalign treatment, but here are the reasons we know this to be true! 


First, you want to be sure that you are going to an office that has a full-time orthodontist who is there more than just one or two days a week.  So, many dental offices are now saying they offer braces, however, their orthodontist may only be there in the office one day a week. Furthermore, it is very important that you are treated by an orthodontist, NOT a general dentist dabbling in orthodontics. Orthodontists have gone to three extra years of orthodontic schooling beyond their dental degrees, like our orthodontists, Dr. Stephanie Crise and Dr. Jessica Downs. Going to a full-time orthodontist’s office is very important because orthodontics is what they do each and every day. They are specialists in braces and Invisalign and make their patients’ teeth look amazing! They are the best suited professionals to straighten teeth properly.  


Another reason that you want to be sure you are going to a full-time orthodontist’s office for your braces is because emergencies come up from time to time. If you are going to an office where the orthodontist is only there one or two days a week and you have an emergency, such as a wire poking your gum or your expander is coming out or your Herbst appliance is rubbing your cheek, then you may have to wait several days before your orthodontist is available. At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, we are open extended hours Monday through Thursday from 7:45 am – 6:00 pm and until 6:30 pm on Tuesdays, AND we have a 24-hour emergency phone that can be called on weekends and any day of the week to help you with any orthodontic emergency. If needed, a member of our staff will meet you at the office and take care of your emergency for you. You can have peace of mind knowing that no matter what day our patients have an emergency, it will be taken care of, and they will not have to live with discomfort for very long. This is really crucial that when asking yourself who has the Best Braces in McKinney, you make sure they have a 24-hour emergency number in case of an orthodontic emergency. 


At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in having the latest and most up to date braces technology. Both of our orthodontists are part of the American Association of Orthodontists, and they regularly attend seminars and classes to learn the newest technology in braces treatment. You want to be sure you are getting the most up-to-date braces because often this will speed up your orthodontic treatment and lessen your time in braces.  


When asking yourself who has the Best Braces in McKinney, you want to be sure it is an office that offers a variety of types and brands of braces. One type does not meet all the needs of 

each patient. So, it’s important that there are more than one brand and type of braces. The average person does not know much at all about the various types of braces, so let’s briefly discuss. The type that most people think about first are the traditional all metal braces. At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, we use all metal braces often. Some of the pros of this type is they are very sturdy and strong, so there is less breakage with these braces. Less breakage means a faster treatment time for the patient! They are also a lot of fun for the patient because the patient gets to choose their rubber band colors each time they come in for an adjustment. Children and teenagers really like this because they will change out their rubber bands for the various holidays.  For example, for Halloween they may do orange and black rubber bands, and then for the 4th of July, they may do red and blue rubber bands. Many of our patients are in sports, and they will choose their team colors on their rubber bands or their school colors. It’s so much fun for our patients to be able to customize their braces with colored rubber bands. Another great thing about metal braces is that they are easier to keep clean as they are stainless steel and easy to brush.  


Another type of braces are ceramic braces or “clear” braces. Many adults request clear braces. Adults who wear braces like to have clear braces on their top teeth because they work or are in online meetings on camera frequently, and they don’t want it to look so obvious that they have braces. Ceramic or clear braces are great for making the process less noticeable! However, there are a couple of negatives to clear braces. One of these is it is harder to keep the clear brackets clean. They are clear and made of ceramic material, so if the patient drinks a lot of coffee or tea or dark colored sodas, they tend to stain more than the metal braces. However, if you are a good brusher and have good oral hygiene, it’s not too hard to keep them from staining. One other drawback to clear braces is they are not as strong as metal braces, so they may take a little longer to move teeth than the traditional metal braces. Overall, clear braces are a great choice for adults who are wearing braces or teenagers who don’t want the look of braces on their front teeth. 


When looking for the Best Braces in McKinney, you may want to consider an orthodontist that offers more than one brand of braces. Each patient has a different need, and some brands work better with some patients’ teeth than others. At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, the doctors will determine which brand will work best for each patient. We offer two of the top-of-the-line braces: Damon and Innovation braces as well as Invisalign Clear Aligners.  


Another important thing to consider when trying to figure out who has the Best Braces in McKinney, is communication. It is SO very important that both the patient and the parents feel comfortable in the orthodontic office. After all, most patients in braces will be in treatment for about 18-24 months (about 2 years). So, the patient and parents will be visiting the orthodontic office frequently. At Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics, both Dr. Crise and Dr. Downs are available to speak with the parents any time. We want both the patient and parents to know what is being done in the patient’s mouth at any given time. Therefore, we welcome all parents to come back to the clinic when their child has their appointment and to ask any questions of our highly qualified assistants or doctors.   


Orthodontics is teamwork.  The orthodontist and staff are doing their part with the adjustments and the patient plays their part by coming to all their appointments, keeping their teeth clean daily, and wearing their appliances as instructed by the orthodontist.  Also, if something breaks, it is very important that the patient gets in to see us right away (within a week) to get it fixed. Plus, our office is set up to be so much fun too for children and adults.  We offer a slushie machine, cappuccino machine, video game center, and there’s a movie theatre with a movie always playing.  We have a play area for the younger children too.  We want you to feel at home in our office and enjoy being there. 


So, when asking yourself where the Best Braces in McKinney are, the answer is obvious… Smiles Hollywood Orthodontics.  We have been here in McKinney for over 25 years, creating beautiful smiles, one patient at a time.  Please feel free to read all of our excellent Google reviews too.   We look forward to seeing you soon for your absolutely free initial exam that includes x-rays!   Please call our office today at 972-529-9700 to schedule your free exam or schedule here online!