Short-Term Orthodontics

Sandy Springs Teeth Straightening

Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth but keep putting it off because you don’t want to commit to years of traditional metal braces? If you fall into this category, you may be interested in Invisalign® Braces or Six Month Smiles®, teeth straightening options that can work much faster than metal braces.

Are Invisalign® Braces Right For You?

Invisalign® clear braces are a popular, innovative way to straighten teeth and boasts a very high patient satisfaction rating. Since the 1990’s this treatment has been very heavily marketed so there is a good chance you may have heard of it. One of the main selling points of Invisalign® Braces is that the aligners are invisible, so from a conversational distance no one will notice you are wearing invisible braces. Atlanta dentist, Dr. Flax, is fully trained to use Invisalign® Braces.

After the examination including complete X-rays of your jaw, impressions are taken. Using this information, highly sophisticated computer technology calculates the exact movements required to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign® laboratory then creates a series of clear plastic aligners customized for you to wear in sequence. You simply insert the first set in over your teeth. They will feel like they don’t fit quite right, but after wearing them a couple of days they will feel comfortable because they will have moved your teeth. After two weeks, you will put in the next set and go through the same cycle. The process is repeated every two weeks until you have the beautiful, straight smile you wanted.

Benefits of Straightening with Invisalign® Braces

This innovative straightening system uses computer technology to deliver results much faster than traditional metal and wire braces. Here are some other benefits:

  • The aligners are invisible which means no one will know you are undergoing treatment to straighten your teeth.
  • They are much more comfortable.
  • The aligners are removable. This means you can take them out before you eat, drink, or brush your teeth.
  • It is much faster than metal braces. Everyone is different, but on average Invisalign® straightens teeth in six months to a year.

Is Six Month Smiles® Right for You?

Are your teeth straight? If not, you may need short term orthodontics, the dental science of moving teeth and straightening them while treating the improper bite that comes with crooked teeth. At Flax Dental, in Atlanta, we offer Six Month Smiles®, which provide incredible results in minimal time. Plus, you don’t have to worry about revealing a mouthful of metal each time you smile like with traditional braces.

You may be a candidate for a quick, beautiful solution called Six Month Smiles® — or STO (Short Term Orthodontics). This technique uses a process that discreetly straightens crooked teeth by improving the symmetry of your smile in an average of six months. It’s designed specifically for adults and teenagers over 15 years old who have crooked, crowded, or spaced teeth without major bite issues.

With this innovative treatment we can:

  • Round out arches
  • Straighten crooked teeth (correct crowding)
  • Close spaces
  • Upright flared anterior teeth
  • Position the teeth better for more conservative cosmetic care

Benefits of Six Month Smiles®

Unlike traditional braces that people must often wear for two to four years, this procedure straightens teeth in an average of just six months. This system is uniquely designed to straighten the teeth that show when you smile. Therefore, it will not correct your bite, but it will gently reposition misaligned front teeth. Many patients think that the best part of this treatment is that it utilizes specialized clear brackets and tooth-colored wires making them virually invisible. The procedure requires fewer dental visits and is typically less expensive than traditional braces. In addition, this system can result in healthier gums, since straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth.

Atlanta dentist, Dr. Hugh Flax, is an expert cosmetic dentist that can give you a beautiful, straight smile much faster than traditional braces. To find out which teeth straightening system is right for your specific case, request an appointment at our office in Sandy Springs, near Brookhaven to get started today.

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