A nice set of teeth is an important thing to have in life. If you’ve found yourself wishing you had a straight smile you aren’t alone! A lot of the patients we see at Overmeyer Family Dental have said they wanted straighter smiles but do you know what the number one reason they had for not getting orthodontic treatment? It takes too long and it looks horrible!
The days of needing braces for two or more years in order to get a good smile are over! Our Orlando dentist office is thrilled to be able to provide you with two different short term orthodontic solutions – we can have your smile straight in less than a year!
How Is Short Term Orthodontics Possible?
Traditional orthodontic care focuses on moving your teeth in two different parts: first the crowns are adjusted so they are in the proper position and then the roots of your teeth are moved in order to correct any problems with your bite. This is why it can take two years or more to complete a braces treatment!
As an adult just looking for straighter teeth, a closed gap, or bringing that one pesky tooth into line you aren’t as concerned with bite correction – you just want those six front teeth to look pretty! That allows us a lot more freedom to focus the orthodontic forces right on those front few teeth! By only worrying about the cosmetics of a great smile we can save over a year in treatment time!
Short Term Orthodontic Systems
There are two systems we offer at our Orlando dentist office and both of them provide amazing results! We’ve been using both for a while and have many satisfied patients that can attest to both methods! Whether you want to chose Six Month Smiles or Invisalign we can get you a beautiful smile!
Six Month Smiles
There are a lot of things to love about Six Month Smiles. This great cosmetic orthodontic treatment really lives up to its name – treatment averages around six months! One of our patient’s favorite parts about this treatment is its look: there are brackets and wires but both are tooth colored in order to blend in with your teeth. It’s almost impossible to notice!
Six Month Smiles focuses all the force on those six front teeth we mentioned earlier. Despite that many patients actually report minimal discomfort and are very satisfied with the treatment while it’s ongoing! By applying the latest in orthodontic technology we can produce results you’d never believe possible in so short a time!
Six Month Smiles is an ideal treatment for patients with minor cosmetic concerns that want their teeth straightened incredibly fast. To find out if this is the right treatment for you make sure you schedule an appointment today!
For patients wanting a completely invisible orthodontic solution nothing beats Invisalign. Using a series of clear plastic aligners we can straighten your smile without anyone knowing at all! Invisalign treatment time takes a bit longer (about a year on average) but for patients who really don’t want visible hardware in their mouths it’s the way to go!
Starting with a series of X-rays, digital images, and 3D scans we’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Once we know that you are we can outline your treatment so that you wear a different aligner every two weeks. Each aligner moves your teeth that much closer to their final destination!
The best thing about Invisalign, aside from how unnoticeable it is, is how little effect it has on your day-to-day life! You wear your aligner 22 hours out of the day but you still take them out to eat and brush your teeth! You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods without the traditional restrictions of braces and keep your mouth free of brackets and wires that trap food particles!
Made Your Choice Yet?
There’s things to love about both of these short term orthodontic solutions so we don’t blame you if you can’t chose! To find out more about your options and the method that’s best for your unique smile we recommend coming to see us at Overmeyer Family Dental for a consultation.