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Rating: 5 Dermatologist Walnut Creek - Five Star Reviews By James W.
Dr. William E. Virtue DDS, NMD
I have been going to Dr. Virtue's dental office for many years after going to many other dentists in the area with no sucess. This practice is the TOTAL EXPERIENCE! From the time in walk in until you walk out you feel that not only are you in the best hands but that you are among experienced, caring friends. Not only do they care about their patients but about each other and it is apparent from the first visit. If you are looking for a dentist I strongly recommend Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville. It is worth trying. Bet you can't just go one time!
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North Carolina dentist helps adult patients get a better smile comfortably with modern orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics North Carolina - Orthodontics TreatmentOrthodontics refer to the correction of improperly-positioned teeth and jaws. This treatment uses fixed or removable dental appliances that place gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. When worn as advised by dentists such as Dr. William Virtue, teeth are moved into proper place. Muscles are retrained and jaws repositioned.



Treatment in young children is known as "interceptive orthodontics." It starts as the jaw is still developing, in pediatric patients as young as 6. While some conditions such as crowding may be easier to address in youth, more adults are benefiting from modern orthodontics.

Dr. Virtue offers two options that may be attractive alternatives to traditional metal braces for adult patients.

Six Month Smiles

Straighter teeth can be achieved by the time of your next checkup. Six Month Braces require less than a third of the average 22 month-treatment time for straightening procedures.

Conventional braces may be worn for longer than 2 to 3 years. Considered the fastest effective and safe option to improve a crooked smile, Six Month Braces treatments generally take 4 to 9 months.

Traditionally, a system of wires, brackets, and bands delivers consistent, gentle force to gradually move teeth into alignment. This process has historically required wearing uncomfortable and obvious braces.

Six Month Smiles uses the same principles as conventional braces, but its brackets and wires are clear, tooth-colored, and weigh less for greater comfort and an unobtrusive appearance. It straightens so efficiently, because only the most visible teeth in the "smile zone" are targeted. Instead of using aggressive techniques to straighten fast, traditional and proven techniques straighten a smaller number of teeth than conventional systems.

Six Month Smiles may be in your future if:
  • Cosmetic improvement is desired
  • You don't have serious bite issues
  • You are an adult embarrassed by crooked or unevenly-spaced teeth
  • You desire a treatment that doesn't interfere with your life

Invisalign

Using dental aligners made from clear plastic, Invisalign treatment is completed on average in about a year. Invisalign may be used to readjust the bite and for more severe misalignment.

The aligner trays responsible for straightening and bite correction are designed to fit your mouth comfortably. Unlike other orthodontics, Invisalign trays may be removed for up to 4 hours each day. You can clean between and around teeth and gums without wires and brackets interfering. Aligners are removed during meals.

You will change to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks. Each set corresponds with a step in treatment to incrementally shift teeth into proper alignment.

Dr. Virtue applies the latest technology to the latest straightening methods, assuring your experience is pleasant and outcomes are desirable. Out with the messy molds used to create an impression of your mouth, and in with a digital impression. Created by scanning your mouth to build a 3-D likeness, this virtual representation is used to guide orthodontic treatments.

We want to hear about your goals for adult orthodontics in North Carolina. Call 336-600-1179 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Virtue and his team.
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