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I Want Straighter Teeth. How Can You Help?

September 17, 2018
Posted By: Thomas P. Riley, DMD
Woman with Clear Aligners | Azalea Dental near Weatherstone

Did you miss out on braces as a kid? Or did you have orthodontic treatment but neglected to wear your retainer as instructed by your dentist?

Whatever the reason you’re currently dealing with crooked or crowded teeth, you’re not destined to spend years in metal braces. Technology and materials have advanced to the point where you now have discreet treatment options that will straighten your smile without announcing it to the world.

There are several excellent options, so let’s take a look at the short-term orthodontics we offer in Summerville, SC.

Clear Aligners

By now just about everyone knows someone who has had orthodontic treatment with clear aligners. The reason aligners are so popular is that they offer many advantages compared to metal braces:

  • Smooth, comfortable plastic won’t poke into your cheek as metal brackets and wires can.
  • Since the aligners are crystal clear, most people won’t notice that you’re wearing them
  • The aligners are removable, so you can eat all your favorite foods and brush and floss easily.

Treatment can often be completed in about 12 to 15 months for adults. For teens and young adults, treatment times are about the same as traditional braces.

Six Month Smiles

Is it really possible to get a straighter smile in just six months? Today it is, and the reason is that Six Month Smiles orthodontics are designed only to move the six to eight teeth that show when you smile and not correct a misaligned dental bite.

Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are affixed to your teeth to move them into a more esthetically pleasing appearance. And since they move your teeth faster than other methods, Six Month Smiles braces are often more affordable.

Please Call for a Consultation

At Azalea Dental, it’s a pleasure for us to help our patients enjoy their healthiest most beautiful smiles whether you reside in Simpsonville, SC or beyond. Please call us to arrange a consultation to learn more about our short-term orthodontic options.

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