Orthodontic services are an excellent option for patients who could benefit from better-aligned teeth. These treatments involve adjusting the positioning of the teeth and jaw to provide greatly improved dental health, better-looking smiles and teeth that are easier to clean and maintain.
There are many long-term goals associated with orthodontic services. These include:
Orthodontic treatments involve placing slight pressure on the teeth in order to slowly move them into a more desired position and help them achieve better alignment. We offer a variety of orthodontic options depending on a patient’s needs, desires and budget. We look forward to helping you determine the best type of orthodontic services for your unique needs.
Many patients achieve great results using ClearCorrect invisible aligners. This type of treatment involves wearing a series of tightly fitted aligners that slowly adjust the positioning of the teeth over time. Every couple of weeks, the current aligner will be replaced with a new one that further moves the teeth into the appropriate alignment. This will continue until the patient achieves the desired results. One of the benefits of ClearCorrect aligners is that they can be removed for meals so there are no limitations on what you can eat.
Patients who want to achieve excellent results in a much shorter time frame can often benefit significantly from Six Month Smiles. This system uses clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires that are secured to the teeth. The brackets and wires will apply low-force movement upon the teeth in order to quickly move them into the proper position. Once applied, the patient will need to return for a very brief visit every month to have the appliance adjusted. In addition to straightening teeth, Six Month Smiles can also be used to help patients overcome problems with bite.
We recommend that patients use retainers to help keep their teeth in the proper position once they complete orthodontic treatment. The idea is that without a retainer, the teeth could revert back into their prior alignment, and the entire treatment would need to be repeated. Fortunately, retainers are very effective in helping teeth maintain their new position, and they present virtually zero discomfort or inconvenience for the user.
Improve the positioning and alignment of your teeth with top-quality orthodontic services and treatments from Salem Creek Family Dental. Our experts look forward to helping you achieve straighter teeth and a better-looking smile. Please call us at (615) 205-5666 to schedule an appointment.