3 Short-Term Orthodontic Options To Consider

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Straight teeth are an essential part of having a healthy, beautiful smile. But until recently, working with a professional to straighten teeth was a big commitment — both in terms of finances and time. It required a great deal of money and time — two years or more. Our Orlando dental office recognized this problem a few years ago, which is why we began searching for solutions.

At Overmeyer Family Dental, you’ll find 3 amazing short-term orthodontic solutions that can resolve your smile flaws in just a few months. Two of these treatments can even treat more severe orthodontic issues like bite problems, though we still often refer patients to traditional orthodontics if they have a number of orthodontic problems.

But the good news is that most adults with mild orthodontic issues don’t need traditional orthodontics. They are candidates for our solutions Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, and Fastbraces. Today we’re going to run through a few of the advantages of each service. Or you can find out more about our solutions by calling us at 407-705-3965 to book a visit.

Just Spend A Few Months in Braces

If you have slight alignment issues in the front of the mouth, you might not need extensive dental treatment. This is where Six Month Smiles can help. It’s called Six Month Smiles because — you guessed it — it only takes six months to complete the treatment. Also, this treatment focuses on the “Social Six,” which are the teeth people see whenever you smile. Six Month Smiles requires braces, but the braces are tooth-colored. And you’ll only need to wear the braces for a fraction of the time compared with traditional orthodontics. It’s also a huge cost savings compared with traditional braces. 

Straighten All Your Teeth Fast

One of the latest breakthroughs in orthodontic treatment is Fastbraces. This is considered a short-term orthodontic solution but it can treat a number of orthodontic issues. Fastbraces is revolutionary because it can transform your smile in just a few months. Some patients can complete the treatment in just 20 weeks!

Fastbraces uses just ONE WIRE throughout the entire treatment, so you never have to deal with pesky wire changes during your treatment. The design of the bracket also ensure comfort throughout your treatment. Our patients who use Fastbraces are surprised that the rapid tooth movement comes with no pain! And plus, once he treatment is complete, you only need to wear a retainer for 15 to 20 minutes a day to keep your smile straight.

Straight Teeth Without Braces

If you want straight teeth but don’t want to deal with braces, we understand that. Most adults don’t want to deal with braces, even if the treatment is quick and painless like Six Month Smiles of Fastbraces. So, for those patients we offer a great system called Invisalign. It uses no fixed brackets or wires or fixed appliances whatsoever. In fact, the system only uses clear aligners that are removable. Not only is the treatment virtually invisible, but you can remove the aligners to eat whatever you want and to effectively brush your teeth. You just need to be sure to wear the appliances for about 20 hours a day to keep your treatment in line.

Our adult patients love Invisalign because it’s so subtle and effective. Most patients tell us that their closest relatives have no idea they’re undergoing treatment. You’ll never have to field questions like, “Oh, how long have you been wearing those?” or “So, when do you finally get those off?”

Your Invisalign treatment starts in the office, where we’ll take impressions of your mouth and then plan out the entire duration of your treatment. You’ll know exactly how long you’ll need to wear the aligners. Once your treatment begins, you’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and then switch out those aligners for new ones. The treatment is simple, comfortable, and you don’t have to worry about wire tightenings or metal irritating your mouth.

Get a Healthier, Straighter Smile

A straight smile looks better and is actually healthier. When the teeth are straight, the force of your bite is more balanced and it’s easier to clean your teeth. So, studies have shown that straight teeth actually decrease the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth trauma. If you’ve been wanting to straighten your teeth, you need to visit Overmeyer Family Dental. We have three ways to give you a better, straighter smile. Give us a call today at 407-705-3965 or use the online form to book an appointment.

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