Are you considering improving your smile? Orthodontics is the process of aligning your teeth. Traditional braces are an option, but there are also some alternatives to teeth alignment. Some of these options will deliver faster results and are less of a hassle than traditional braces. At our office, we offer different types of braces – Traditional, FastBraces, ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles. There are different advantages to each straightening option and your dentist can help you determine which is the best option for you!
ADVANTAGES OF TRADITIONAL BRACES
Traditional braces are tried and true. Metal brackets are a sturdy option which means less risk of damage to your appliance and less time spent in the orthodontist’s chair. Traditional braces are very cost-effective compared to other options. If your braces come with ligatures, you will be able to choose which color you want for your bands. This can be a fun way to personalize your braces every time you come in for an appointment! Braces exert a fair amount of force on the teeth so the adjustment takes less time than some alternatives.
FastBraces use a special triangular design and a flexible, specialized wire. The triangular design means that the distance between each bracket is greater than with traditional braces. This means that the wire itself is more flexible, as it has more space to work with, and the brackets are able to apply more force to the whole tooth. Triangular brackets can affect both the roots and crowns of your teeth at the same time, even at the beginning of treatment, which greatly reduces the time it takes to align your teeth properly. In some cases, patients have completed the treatment in as little as three months!
ADVANTAGES OF FASTBRACES
Fastbraces have proven to be a quick, reliable and safe method of treating misaligned teeth. Often, patients using Fastbraces undergo much less discomfort than those using traditional braces, due to the unique design of Fastbraces. Since Fastbraces are on for much less time, patients using them run a significantly lower risk of tooth decay, which often is caused by poor oral hygiene while wearing traditional braces. Patients using Fastbraces only need to come in for a dental visit a few times to check up on and adjust their braces, which means that you won’t have to take as much time out of your busy schedule. Finally, patients who use Fastbraces don’t have to wear retainers for as long as patients who use traditional braces. Fastbraces retainers only need to be worn for about 15 minutes a day.
CLEARCORRECT INVISIBLE BRACES
ClearCorrect braces involve a customized treatment plan of gradual adjustments that take your teeth from where they are currently to where you want them to be.
You will receive a custom set of aligners every four to six weeks as the teeth continue to shift. These aligners are to be worn for at least 22 hours every day. You will visit your dentist periodically for checkups to monitor your progress until you eventually have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
BENEFITS OF CLEARCORRECT
The benefits of ClearCorrect braces are that they are removable, they are virtually invisible, and they are easy to maintain. You will be able to take them out to brush or floss and when you are eating. Most people will not even be able to tell that you are wearing them.
SIX MONTH SMILES BRACES
Six Month Smiles braces use white, tooth-colored brackets and wires that are hardly visible against your teeth. Therefore, there is no need to be self-conscious of metal wires or color bands. They can be used to correct gaps, spaces, crowded teeth, or even crooked teeth. If you struggle with any of these problems, you don’t have to worry. Six Month Smiles braces can fix your teeth in less time than traditional braces, and hardly anyone will know you’re wearing them.
ADVANTAGES OF SIX MONTH SMILES BRACES
Like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles braces use brackets and wires, so the basic mechanism to move your teeth is the same. They differ from traditional braces in that Six Month Smiles braces only focus on the teeth that are visible when you smile. This means that your teeth can be fixed in less time, since fewer teeth are being adjusted. Compared to traditional braces, you are fixing the look of your smile, specifically, rather than your bite and your smile. You can receive an amazing smile in hardly any time at all. So if your teeth function well, but look crooked, Six Month Smiles can help you.
Do you want to find out which option is best for you? Your search for orthodontics in Dallas, TX, can end here! Call our office today to set up a consultation!