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Short-term Orthodontics: A New Smile By Christmas

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A new smile in a few months? It’s possible whenever you visit Overmeyer Family Dental, a premier Orlando FL family dental office that treats patients of all ages.

If you have mildly corrected teeth at the front of your mouth, you probably don’t need to spend years wearing braces. At Overmeyer Family Dental, we can correct your corrected teeth within a matter of months. Whenever you think of orthodontics, you probably imagine a child wearing braces for a few years. That’s a flawed perception, because braces no longer have to take years — and most people are candidates for braces.

We have two services, Fastbraces and Six Month Smiles, you can use to fix your smile over the course of just a few months. We also have a third orthodontic service, Invisalign, which allows you to correct your smile without the use of brackets and wires.

Today we want to write about how Fastbraces and Six Month Smiles can quickly give you a better smile. We’ll list some of the advantages and some of the limitations. But, of course, we’d love to sit down with you and discuss your options. Give us a call today at 407-603-3829 to book an appointment for yourself or for someone else in your family.

Are You a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a treatment that focuses on the teeth at the front of the mouth, these are the teeth that are most visible whenever you smile. It’s not a treatment that will correct bite issues. The major benefit of Six Months Smiles is that it’s fast. If you started the treatment today, then you’ll have a perfect smile by Christmas!

We consider Six Months Smiles to be more cosmetic than orthodontic, but there are millions of people across the country who can benefit from Six Month Smiles.

Not everyone with crooked teeth needs comprehensive orthodontic treatment. In fact, many of these patients have already had full orthodontic treatment but saw their teeth shift around in the mouth as they aged. We have helped many adults and teens with Six Month Smiles. The brackets and wires are clear, so it’s much less visible on your teeth. And because you’ll be spending less time wearing braces, the treatment is also more affordable than traditional braces.

What Fastbraces Can Do For Your Smile

Fastbraces is a more comprehensive treatment than Six Month Smiles. It can address a number of bite issues as it moves the teeth rapidly into a more appropriate location. Fastbraces uses a special triangular-shaped bracket and a super-elastic wire to move the teeth quickly. These two things are the key to the speediness of the treatment. Fastbraces is different from traditional braces in that it positions the crown and moves the root of the tooth AT THE SAME TIME. This revolutionary services began in 1992 and studies have found that it’s affordable, safe, and extremely predictable. Traditional braces will make these moves in separate phases, which is it takes two or three years to correct teeth with traditional braces.

Patients who use Fastbraces can enjoy results in as little as three months and at most 12 months. Most treatments take about 20 weeks. And, once the treatment, is finished, you won’t need to wear a retainer 24/7 to keep your straight teeth. You simply need to wear a retainer for about 15 minutes a day!  

Here are a few other benefits of Fastbraces:

  • Only one wire used throughout treatment (no painful wire changes to deal with)
  • Less sensitivity compared with traditional braces
  • Less expensive than traditional braces  
  • Almost always non-extraction based
  • Less risk of tooth decay (because you’re wearing brackets for less time)

What a Better Smile Means for You

Straighter teeth look better and feel better. People with straighter teeth are more comfortable with their smile and smile more often. Studies also have found that the smile is the first thing people notice whenever they meet someone — more so than what they are wearing or what their hair looks like. People with straighter teeth are often seen as more successful and even smarter. There are also overall oral health benefits of straighter teeth. That’s surprisingly for some people because it orthodontic treatment is often seen as cosmetic.

Here are a few things that straight teeth can do for your smile:

  • Reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Better balance in the bite
  • Less stress on the jawbone
  • Less risk of fractures, breaks, or chips

Visit Our Office to Straighten Your Teeth

If you have problems with crooked teeth, you have options. Almost anyone is a candidate for orthodontic treatment, no matter your age. We’d love to hear more about your smile goals and then show you what our treatments can do for your smile.

Call Overmeyer Family Dental at (770) 676-1122. You can also contact us online to request an appointment.

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