You Don’t Need Metal Braces To Transform Your SmileNovember 12th, 2016
Take a selfie or take a look in the mirror. How straight are your teeth? If you would like them to be straighter, then you should take some time to learn about our orthodontic treatments.
You may be an adult with a job and a career, but it’s become much more common for adults to try orthodontic care in recent years. At Ascension Premier Dental, we have great options for people who are looking for a more discreet or a faster way to change their smiles.
Make an appointment today if you are interested in learning more. Call 225-963-5548 or contact us online to set up your consultation with Dr. Bessonet.
Invisalign: The Clear Alternative To Braces
Will braces make your teeth straight? Certainly. Will you be able to hide them during the years you are undergoing treatment? Unlikely.
Invisalign® offers a different way for people with mild or moderate alignment problems to change the appearance of their smiles.
With Invisalign, you won’t have brackets attached to your teeth. You won’t have wires pulling and pushing your teeth. Instead, you will need to wear a set of custom-designed plastic aligners over your teeth.
Each aligner is made of a transparent plastic. When they are placed over your teeth, they are virtually invisible. Most people won’t notice the aligners whether you are in a personal, professional, or social situation.
The aligners also gently push your teeth in the directions they need to go to create a straight smile. In about 12 months (about half the time of the average treatment with traditional braces), you could have a new smile.
At Ascension Premier Dental, we have seen what Invisalign can do. Dr. Bessonet can examine your smile to determine if you are a good candidate for this innovative orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign can be used to fix problems like:
▪︎ Overbites and underbites
▪︎ Open bites
▪︎ Gaps between teeth
▪︎ Crowded teeth
▪︎ Crooked teeth
Make an appointment today to learn more about whether Invisalign could help you.
Save Time With Six Month Braces
We noted above that traditional braces can take years to work. Invisalign often can finish the job in about 12 months.
If that’s still too long to wait for your new smile, then you are in luck if you come to Ascension Premier Dental. We offer Powerprox Six Month Braces™ as part of our cosmetic dentistry. You may even think of Six Month Braces as cosmetic orthodontics.
These are braces, so you will be wearing brackets on your teeth with wires between them. You will only need to wear these special braces for about one-fourth the time of traditional braces, however.
Six Month Smiles uses an archwire with “shape memory.” This means the wire will naturally return to its original shape. This assists in the process of moving teeth. The gentle pressure created by the archwire encourages movement in the teeth you are trying to move.
That may be the key difference between Six Month Braces and traditional braces.
Six Month Braces are focused on moving the most visible teeth at the front of your mouth. These also happen to be the lightest and smallest teeth that you have.
Traditional braces are used to move all your teeth, not just the ones at the front of your smile. This includes the larger, heavier molars in the back of your mouth. That adds to the time needed to complete your treatment.
Make an appointment today, and you could be looking at your new smile in time for the summer of 2017.
Which Treatment Is Right For You?
The most effective way to find out is to visit Ascension Premier Dental. Talk to Dr. Bessonet about your goals and about your concerns regarding orthodontic treatments.
He can discuss in greater detail the advantages and disadvantages of each of our orthodontic treatments. He can examine your teeth, let you know which treatment options are available, and help you decide how to move forward.
Invisalign can be great for working adults who don’t want orthodontic treatment to be a distraction to clients, customers, or co-workers. Six Month Braces are better for people who want their treatment to be over as quickly as possible.
Make An Appointment To Start Working On Your New Smile
Whichever treatment you choose, you will see the final results sooner if you schedule an appointment today.