Do you ever wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Well, today is your lucky day. There are several options to straighten teeth without braces. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary.
Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces
These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth.’ These braces can be just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many adults and teenagers who wish to straighten teeth without braces choose this type of orthodontia. To determine if you are a good candidate for lingual braces, contact us today. We can help you determine which type of braces system is right for you. Another option is a device we’re sure you’ve heard of, Invisalign. Invisible braces are now available and affordable at your local dental office.
Traditional and Clear Retainers
When braces have finished moving teeth into place, the patient may need to use a retainer to keep them in place. There are several types of retainers available. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth. Clear retainers are newer on the orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some patients prefer clear retainers over traditional retainers. You don’t need to live with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let us develop a custom treatment plan for your smile. For more information about six month smiles or cosmetic dentistry, call us at 704-337-8070 to schedule your appointment.