Orthodontics: Straighten Your Teeth for Better Oral Health

orthodontics and oral healthThe word “orthodontics” makes some people cringe, especially those who don’t have straight teeth. It’s understandable that going through months of treatment to get an aligned smile is not appealing. However, there are orthodontics that line up your teeth quickly and discreetly while improving your oral health at the same time.

When your teeth are in alignment and you take good care of them, they’re easier to clean. You will be more motivated to tend carefully to your brushing and flossing responsibilities when you’re not limited by oddly positioned teeth and teeth will be healthier for it. Knowing your Johns Creek dentist is on your side and determined to keep you on the road to oral health will give you the confidence to keep up with your orthodontia so it moves quickly and properly and results in a gorgeous aligned smile.

Fastbraces

Fastbraces is the revolutionary, speedy, and affordable option for aligning teeth. The technology behind Fastbraces is patented triangular-shaped brackets. The brackets and wires work together with the natural temperature of the mouth to align the tooth root and crown of the tooth simultaneously. Right at the beginning of treatment, the patient will notice that the results begin showing within weeks.

Though Fastbraces look like conventional metal braces, the movement of the root and crown of the tooth together speeds up the treatment considerably. Metal braces adjust tooth crowns the first year and tooth roots the second year, and the estimated treatment time is 1.5 to 3 years. Fastbraces take between 3 months to 1 year.

Yes, Fastbraces uses brackets and wires, but these can be applied to the teeth in a ceramic, tooth-colored shade to keep this method of orthodontia under the radar.

Invisalign

It’s hard to dispute that Invisalign is a successful orthodontic treatment. Being able to straighten your teeth using nearly invisible aligners? Yes, please. Signing up for Invisalign doesn’t interfere with how you do your job, socialize, or even date. The aligners are incredibly difficult to see once they’re snugly in place on your teeth, and they allow you to go about daily life as normal.

Beyond appearance, there are several other factors that make Invisalign different from traditional metal braces. There are zero food restrictions because you remove Invisalign for every meal and snack. You don’t have to worry about anything getting stuck in brackets or damaging aligners (unless you eat while wearing aligners, which is a no-no). Plus, Invisalign makes it easier to keep up with your typical oral health care and not worry about needing special tools to clean in between hardware.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are a short-term method of aligning teeth. This advanced orthodontic treatment uses clear braces and focuses primarily on the teeth that show when you smile. Brackets and wires gently move teeth into their desired position – and the hardware is subtle and doesn’t need to be in place very long. This is a solution many patients gravitate toward because it suits their lifestyle and budget.

Orthodontics: The Road to Better Oral Health

Straight teeth are good for everyone. Your smile will be healthier and your teeth easier to tend to, plus the simple appearance of aligned teeth will boost your confidence. Find out if you’re a candidate for these innovative methods of orthodontia. Schedule your consultation with Johns Creek dentist Dr. Mitul Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care.

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