Three Ways Adults Can Benefit From Orthodontic Care
You may think you are too old for orthodontics, but teeth can be moved at any age.
That doesn’t mean that you want to spend the next two or three years wearing braces, however. So what can you do? Can you, as an adult, create a straight smile?
Yes, you can. Your first step should be visiting our dentists in Orlando, FL. Our doctors can examine your teeth and jaw, discuss your goals, and explain which of our treatment options may be right for you.
Today, we will give a brief description of Fastbraces®, Invisalign®, and Six Month Smiles. Then you can contact us if you are interested in learning more.
In one sense, Fastbraces are like traditional braces, only they work in a fraction of the time.
While you will be wearing brackets and wires, you won’t be wearing them nearly as long with Fastbraces. Most patients are finished in less than a year, while many people can complete their treatment in around six months.
This is directly related to the specially designed triangular brackets used as part of Fastbraces.
Traditional braces use square or rectangular brackets. This affects how your teeth are moved during your treatment. Typically, traditional braces will move the crowns of your teeth first, then they will move the roots of your teeth.
With Fastbraces, we are able to move your crowns and roots at the same time. This allows us to complete your treatment in less time, which means you can enjoy your new smile sooner.
Six Month Smiles
This is another bracket-and-wires system, but it’s also different than traditional braces.
As the name suggests, the average treatment lasts around six months. The way this is different than traditional braces is a matter of focus rather than function.
Six Month Smiles’ primary goal is to improve the appearance of your smile. With traditional braces, this is only part of the what’s intended.
As a result, Six Month Smiles is not designed to move all of your teeth. Instead, the system focuses exclusively on the teeth in the front of your mouth. These are the teeth that are visible when you open your mouth. As such, moving these teeth can make a significant difference in the appearance of your smile.
If you start soon, your new smile could be here in time for Christmas.
While time is a factor for many adults who undergo orthodontic care, it’s not the only thing you may consider.
You may be more concerned about wearing any kind of braces in professional or social settings. You may think it’s better to leave you teeth as they are than to wear braces.
If so, then you should learn about Invisalign. This is a different approach to orthodontic care that was developed with adults in mind.
Invisalign replaces brackets and wires with a series of plastic aligners. These are made of transparent plastic so they blend in with your smile. Most people won’t realize that you have aligners on your teeth.
Invisalign offers other advantages as well, but we’ll just mention one for now. You can remove the aligners for a total of a few hours every day without compromising your treatment.
By taking them out for meals, you can continue to eat whatever you would like. You can leave them out to brush and floss your teeth, too.
And cleaning the aligners is relatively simple. Just remember to change them as needed.
Problems You Can Fix With Orthodontics
Our orthodontic treatments can fix a number of smile issues:
♦ Open bites
♦ Gaps between teeth
♦ Crowded teeth
♦ Crooked teeth
We want to help you find the right treatment option for you. But more importantly, we want to help you to feel confident about your smile.
Why Should You Come To Us?
Both of our dentists, Dr. Thomas Overmeyer and Dr. Jessica Overmeyer, have a history of helping adult patients with orthodontic care. Both have completed training in multiple orthodontic systems.
And both are ready to put their experience and knowledge to work for you.