Orthodontic options provided by a general dentist in Yadkinville, NC
Straightening the smile is one way for patients to make a drastic improvement in their appearance. Patients who have dealt with misaligned bites, spaces between their teeth, and teeth that are crooked and overlapping may have dealt with poor self-esteem and confidence. For several decades, the only way to address malocclusion was with traditional metal bracket and wire braces. However, as technologies and techniques have improved, patients now have several other options available to them through their dentist in Yadkinville, NC, including Six Month Braces and Invisalign.
Six Month Braces
Six Month Braces are for patients who have mild misalignment near the front of their smile. While it still uses brackets and wires, they are tooth-colored and self-ligating, allowing them to straighten quickly and effectively. Since this method focuses on the anterior teeth, it can realign them in a matter of months. Many patients are satisfied with wearing these clear braces for just a few months in order to make a dramatic difference in the aesthetics of their smile, which they can enjoy for years to come.
An alternative to Six Month Braces is the Invisalign system. Invisalign is a method of realigning the teeth using clear aligner trays. These plastic trays are worn over the teeth day and night to reposition them gently. They are removable, which means it is very important that patients comply with treatment to see the desired results. At Virtue Dental Care, Invisalign treatments are used for mild to moderate misalignment of the dental arch and the bite, and it may take longer than Six Month Braces. However, it can accomplish many of the same results as conventional metal orthodontics can.
Dr. Virtue is a general dentist in Yadkinville, NC who focuses on providing his patients with alternative ways to accomplish beautiful, healthy smiles. When patients choose Invisalign, they must first discuss this solution with their dentist to determine if they are appropriate candidates. This can be done with a physical examination and x-rays, as well as evaluating one’s dental history. At Virtue Dental Care, we can work with patients to find out which orthodontic method is best for their smile—and their lifestyle!