Today we want to talk about modern treatments for age-old orthodontic problems. So, read on and pay particularly close attention if you are ready to take on your crooked, crowded or gapped teeth once and for all. Then, be sure to call us at 808-797-3680 to request your orthodontic treatment consultation at our Honolulu, HI dentist’s office. With any luck, you could start working on a new smile before the new year is here!
Orthodontic Treatments Have Evolved
Orthodontic treatments are not the same as they were in earlier eras of dentistry. Our methods are always improving, and your options as a patient are always expanding. Still, the general idea and end goal remains roughly the same as it has ever been: to end up with a healthier, better-looking smile. To get your troublesome teeth to where they need to be, we simply have to create and execute a plan for shifting the position of those teeth gradually.
You Have Choices
We are confident that when you come in for your orthodontic consultation at A Downtown Dental Group, we’ll be able to help you decide on the best course of action for your current needs and budget. Essentially, we’ll be picking from the following programs:
- Traditional Braces
Classic metal brackets and wires have been successfully straightening teeth for many years. Even now they are one of the most dependable treatments for a wide range of alignment problems. Importantly, they can be counted on for the most severe cases. While this treatment can take several years to complete, the end result is a fantastic-looking smile.
Here’s an easy way to think about it: Fastbraces are just a slightly more compact version of the braces program. They still utilize brackets and wires, but they can complete their work in a fraction of the time it would take to get the job done with traditional braces. The secret to that kind of smile success is simple: Fastbraces use a special triangular bracket, which changes the way your teeth are moved into proper position. Regular braces move teeth in stages. During the first stage, your crowns are repositioned, and in the second stage, your roots are realigned. Each stage can take a year or so to complete. By contrast, with Fastbraces, your crowns and roots are being repositioned at the same time. This can cut your treatment to something like six months, depending on the extent of your issues when we start the process.
We like to hiighlight Invisalign, because this method offers a substantially different approach to the orthodontic treatment process. As it happens, you won’t be expected to wear any brackets or wires. No metal will be placed in your mouth. You get to wear custom-built clear aligners for about 12 months instead. Each aligner is meant to be worn for a couple of weeks at a time. You swap your aligners out yourself at home. And each time you do so you will be pushing your teeth a little closer to their final positions. As an added perk, the aligners are nearly invisible, so no one will have to know you are wearing “braces” at all.
Call To Make It Happen For You
Most of us were not blessed with a perfect smile, but all of us have an opportunity to do something about the things that bother us the most. As such, we hope you have been inspired by the possibilities. Call our Honolulu, HI dental office today at 808-797-3680 or contact us online to request an orthodontic treatment consultation appointment at Downtown Dental Group. You’ll be so glad you did!