Even if you long for a straighter smile, you may have put off treatment because of the thought of spending a year or more wearing metal braces. Fortunately, at Pampered Smiles, we offer accelerated orthodontics for convenient treatment from our East Point, GA, office. With these programs, you can achieve a straighter smile in about six months or less. Dr. J.D. Murray or Dr. William Alexander will thoroughly explain both treatment options and the many benefits you can experience.
Are You a Candidate for Accelerated Orthodontics?
If you are struggling with minor to moderate orthodontic issues, you may be a good candidate for these cosmetic treatments. Common issues addressed can include:
- Small gaps in your smile
- Crooked teeth
- Overlapping and Crowding
- Slightly rotated teeth
Accelerated orthodontics is not designed for severe orthodontic and bite issues, such as a significant overbite or rotation of teeth. The team at Pampered Smiles will examine your overall oral structure to determine your candidacy for treatment.
Your Accelerated Orthodontics Options
Pampered Smiles offers both Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® Express for your convenience. Six Month Smiles® works similarly to traditional braces, but uses more discreet materials that are specially designed for your unique case. In this way, the treatment can achieve final results in a much faster time. When you choose Six Months Smiles®, Dr. Murray or Dr. Alexander will attach Lucid-Lok® clear brackets to each of your teeth, and connect them with tooth-colored wires that have been shaped to your exact specifications. Treatment time typically takes between four to nine months, with the average process lasting only six months.
Alternatively, you can choose Invisalign® Express. A member of our team will take detailed impressions of your teeth, and design a series of clear aligner trays made just for you. Each tray will fit all the way over your dental arch, putting a slight pressure on your teeth. You should begin wearing a new tray approximately every two weeks. You will receive five trays, and, in most cases, treatment will be completed in about ten weeks.
Traditional braces will usually remain on your teeth for a year or more. In contrast, Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® Express can provide treatment in as few as 10 weeks to six months.
The Benefits of Accelerated Orthodontics
One of the most obvious advantages of accelerated orthodontics is the short treatment timeline. Traditional braces will usually remain on your teeth for a year or more. In contrast, Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® Express can provide treatment in as few as 10 weeks to six months. For this reason, this cosmetic procedure can be a great option if you are preparing for a major social event.
Accelerated orthodontics also offers several other major advantages. First, both treatments are far more subtle than traditional braces. Invisalign® trays are clear and almost undetectable, and Six Month Smiles® brackets and wires will blend discreetly with your teeth. Most patients also find that these treatments are more comfortable than standard orthodontia. The devices will place less force on your teeth, and smooth Invisalign® trays will not irritate your lips and cheeks. In addition, accelerated orthodontics are more convenient. You will have to make fewer trips to our office and are often able to maintain regular dental hygiene more easily than with traditional orthodontic treatment.
Achieve a Straighter Smile
We encourage you to find out if you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles® or Invisalign® Express. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.