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Nov
29

Three Uncommon Types of Braces You Might Not Know About

Posted in Braces

Besides “regular” braces and clear aligners like Invisalign, there are actually a lot more options out there. Not all of them are ideal for everyone, but it’s still important to know what choices are available when it comes to selecting the best braces for your teeth.

Here are three types of orthodontic options that you might not have ever heard about before:

Lingual Braces

If you took your braces and moved them to the back/inside of your teeth — the tongue side — you would have what we call “lingual” braces. These work just like conventional orthodontics, except they’re hidden from plain view. It’s about as invisible as you can get when it comes to hiding your orthodontic treatment from everyone around you. 

Fast or Accelerated Orthodontics

Wait…aren’t “fast” and “braces” not supposed to belong in the same sentence together? How can they be safe? It’s true…generally moving the teeth too quickly can be bad for your smile as a whole. The difference with “fast” braces such as Six Month Smiles is that they target the teeth that are visible when you smile: the front ones. As such, they don’t take as much time to improve how your smile looks. Most people see results in three to six months. 

Ceramic Braces

You’ve probably seen these before, but weren’t quite sure about what they were. Ceramic braces use a standard bracket and wire system, but the materials blend in with your teeth. Yes…the brackets are white, instead of silver.

Talk to your dentist or orthodontist about your smile concerns to find out which type of braces is best for you. There are many other options besides the ones mentioned above!

Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 666-3642

Jun
10

6 Month Smiles

Posted in Braces

What if you could get braces that only focused on the aesthetic appearance of your smile? With Six Month Smiles, that’s exactly what patients get. The appearance of straighter teeth, where it really counts…in the front of their smile!

Six Month Smiles is a short, aesthetically-driven approach to orthodontics that results in a straighter smile in just 6 months. Most other types of orthodontic treatments take at least 12 months or as long as 3 years in some cases, due to the alignment needs of teeth throughout the entire mouth. Instead, Six Month Smiles allows dentists and their patients to focus their time and energy on correcting the appearance of the teeth that show when they smile.

Similar to other types of “invisible” braces, Six Month Smiles uses a clear alignment tray system to guide the patients teeth into the proper position. Each clear aligner tray is worn for about 2 weeks and then changed out with the next tray to move the teeth further into place. Gradually, teeth that are crooked or gapped come together into a straight position that looks great and boosts self-confidence.

Wearing Six Month Smiles is easy, comfortable, and takes up fewer appointments than any other type of braces. Change the trays out on your own at home, and see your dentist for occasional progress checks until your treatment is complete. The aligners are completely removable so you can eat whatever you want, as well as enjoy regular brushing and flossing without wires or brackets to clean around.

Don’t wait another day. Schedule your Six Month Smiles consultation today and have straighter teeth in just a few months!

Posted on behalf of Grateful Dental

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