If you’re living with teeth that are crooked, crowded, gapped, or otherwise misaligned, it can not only have a huge impact on your confidence and self-esteem, but it can also have a negative impact on your oral health. If you’ve been avoiding seeking a solution because, let’s face it, nobody wants braces, we have several discreet and short-term options available to help you achieve the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams without the mouth full of metal.
If you’ve been hiding your smile due to embarrassment caused by crooked teeth, getting metal braces is probably the last thing you want to do. Thankfully, with advances in modern orthodontics, we can straighten your smile virtually invisibly with Invisalign®! Invisalign® uses a custom set of clear plastic aligners to gently apply pressure and shift teeth into their desired position. Invisalign® is smooth and comfortable to wear unlike metal braces, and can be removed so you can maintain optimum oral hygiene and continue to enjoy your favorite foods during treatment. The best part? No one will even notice you are wearing them, allowing your natural smile to shine through treatment. All anyone will see is your smile magically transforming, whether or not you tell them it’s Invisalign® is up to you!
Six Month Smiles® is a great option for patients who want to straighten their teeth quickly and discreetly. By focusing only on the teeth that show when you smile, we’re able to achieve aesthetic results with average treatment times of only six months! Six Month Smiles® uses tooth colored brackets and micro wires so they’re much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Six Month Smiles® is not recommended for patients who require significant alteration or bite alignment.
The Inman Aligner® system is ideal for patients who wish to rapidly align their front teeth without traditional metal braces. The Inman Aligner® is a simple removable appliance used to apply pressure and align the front teeth that show when you smile. It’s ideal as a stand-alone treatment, or as a pre-treatment before a cosmetic procedure like bonding or veneers. Average treatment times range from 6-18 weeks. Inman Aligners® are removable so you can straighten your teeth on your own time, and remove them when you need to.
Maybe you’ve come to terms with your teeth being crooked, or are just avoiding seeking treatment for any number of reasons. While the benefits of a straight smile are clear when it comes to your personal appearance, self-esteem, and confidence, what many patients don’t realize are the health benefits. Straight teeth are healthy teeth – the gums fit better around the teeth and are easier to keep clean and prevent disease and decay.
Take control of your smile, and your life with our modern orthodontic options. If you have any questions about orthodontics or would like to schedule a consultation with your Cornelius orthodontist – Dr. Ryan S. Whalen at Whalen Dentistry – give us a call today at (704) 621-4454 – New Patients or (704) 655-2292 – Current Patients.
*Dr. Whalen is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.