Plenty of teenagers wear braces. Unfortunately, many of them don’t wear their retainers once orthodontic treatment is complete. Skipping this critical step risks teeth moving right back to where they once were. Plenty of adults find themselves in this situation now, regretting the decision to ignore their dentist’s instructions in their teenage years. Now they’re looking to Invisalign or other clear braces to correct the problem.
Clear Braces Options for Adults
Some teens consider braces a rite of passage. Others consider it torture. And some simply endure the process until their brackets and wires are off and they can stop following all those rules that come with wearing braces. If you were one of those teenagers, there’s still hope for you to get a straight smile.
Adults who know the value of straight teeth and desperately wish to have an aligned smile have several clear braces options to consider:
- Invisalign: It’s been around for decades but Invisalign remains one of the most amazing innovations in modern orthodontics. Through nearly invisible aligners that are changed out every two weeks, teeth are moved gradually into position until they are straight and beautiful. You remove the customized aligners to eat and they are so thin and discreet that no one will ever know you’re wearing them. Invisalign treatment also takes about half the time of conventional braces, and who doesn’t love that?
- Fastbraces: Using patented triangular-shaped brackets and super-elastic wire and relying on the natural temperature of the mouth, Fastbraces correct each tooth’s root position as well as the crown from the start of treatment. Metal braces move the tooth crown first and the tooth root is moved later. The double movement of Fastbraces means a dramatically reduced treatment time – about 3 months to 1 year, as opposed to 1.5 to 3 years for traditional braces. And, of course, Fastbraces use clear brackets and tooth-colored wire to make this treatment as unnoticeable as possible.
- Six Month Smiles: An advanced orthodontic treatment, Six Month Smiles focuses on the aesthetics of your smile, aligning the teeth that show when you smile. The average treatment time is about six months and clear brackets and wires are used to shift teeth into the desired position. Fast results, less time commitment, lower cost – win-win for a busy and, let’s face it, impatient adult.
Remember, Invisalign and its cousins are braces. And that means you’ll have to wear retainers after treatment to keep those freshly moved teeth where they belong. The good news for Invisalign-wearers especially is that you should be so used to wearing removable appliances on your teeth thanks to Invisalign aligners that this requirement should be easy. Plus, you’re the one investing financially in your orthodontics this time around – you know the value of what you’ve gotten for yourself, and there’s no chance you’d let that effort and investment go to waste. Right?
Get Straight Teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry
If you still don’t want braces but want straight teeth as quickly as possible, cosmetic dentistry can give you even more than straight teeth – they can be flawless. Porcelain veneers make your aesthetic complaints disappear by concealing everything from misalignment to stains, chips to cracks, gaps to short teeth.
Find out what orthodontic treatment or cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you. Schedule your appointment at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, serving residents of Johns Creek, Duluth, Alpharetta, Suwanee, and the surrounding areas.