Friday, July 17, 2015

Clear Braces for Adults

Adult orthodontics can be a confusing subject, but it's easiest to understand when explained as comprehensive versus short-term orthodontic treatment.

Adults seeking to correct bite problems and jaw pain (temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders) need comprehensive orthodontic treatment from an orthodontist. This includes traditional metal brackets and wires, and takes about one to two years. Comprehensive treatment is the only way to move molars and to change the facial profile. But for those simply looking to improve their smile by straightening front teeth, short-term orthodontics is a great solution.

At South Court Dental Medicine we offer two kinds of short-term, clear orthodontic treatments:
Six Month Smiles and Invisalign.

Six Month Smiles
The Six Month Smiles orthodontic system is a short-term orthodontic treatment for adults that straightens front teeth and closes spaces between teeth in four to nine months. The revolutionary materials used in this system are what make it so powerful. Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, which are remarkably discreet, are placed on the teeth. Patients are monitored and adjusted on a monthly or bi-weekly basis to ensure satisfactory progress. When the front teeth are straight and you love your smile, we remove the clear braces and craft a retainer system for a lifetime of stability.

Six Month Smiles Clear Braces
Invisalign Clear Aligner Prescription
Invisalign, an orthodontic system that uses clear aligners (clear plastic mouthpieces), is useful for mild to moderate tooth movement. The patient is prescribed a series of aligners, each with a progressively straighter position for the teeth. While the duration of this treatment is similar to that of traditional orthodontics (1-2 years), it’s a great fit for adult patients who cannot tolerate any brackets or wires (clear or otherwise).

Invisalign Clear Braces

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