Orthodontics are not what they used to be! We see many adults who are avoiding orthodontics completely because they don’t want to deal with the look and feel of metal wires and brackets. We can’t say that we blame you!
We also have some great news for you! Orthodontics don’t work the way they used to. In fact, you can have braces so discreet that no one even knows they are there! Braces have come a long way, and we can’t wait to show you how far your smile can go with these new advances. Let’s take a look below!
Why You Might Need or Desire Braces
When we think of braces, we ordinarily think of someone wanting braces to improve the look of their smile. Either the teeth are too far apart, overlapping, or sticking out at awkward angles. Braces can correct these cosmetic issues, but that’s not the only reason braces are used.
Sometimes patients NEED braces. Teeth that are misaligned can cause a lot of damage to the entire jaw and surrounding teeth. We use orthodontics to correct these misalignments so that you can go back to enjoying your smile.
One possible solution for your smile needs is Invisalign. This relatively new approach to braces completely blends in with your smile. We begin by taking images of your teeth and planning the movement of your teeth. We then create a series of 24-36 clear plastic aligners that will fit snugly over the tops of your teeth.
Over the next 12-18 months, you will switch out the aligners every two weeks. Each aligner will move your teeth one step closer to your perfect smile. The best part is that no one will ever know you are wearing an appliance!
Six Month Smiles
A second orthodontic solution is Six Month Smiles. This solution is, by far, the quickest way to improve the look of your crooked smile. Six Month Smiles uses clear plastic brackets and tooth-colored wires to adjust your teeth. The materials aren’t invisible, but they blend perfectly with your smile.
Six Month Smiles is primarily used as a cosmetic tool because we will only focus on the teeth that are in the front of your mouth. In a matter of about six months, we can move those teeth into their correct position giving you the smile of your dreams.
There is nothing quite like the mention of braces to make adults feel very nervous. No one wants to deal with that uncomfortable look for two or three years! With Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, you don’t have to!
Contact us today to set up an appointment or consultation. We would love to sit down with you very soon to discuss your orthodontic options. There is a lot to learn, and the sooner we get started, the sooner you can have the smile of your dreams!