If you were a teenager who wore braces, chances are you didn’t understand at the time how big of a deal it was that you had them. You may have thought having a mouthful of metal was a bit of a drag. And if you were like many kids, you didn’t wear your retainer after you had your braces removed.
You might wish you could go back in time and put in the effort to maintain your straighter smile. But we’re here to tell you it’s OK. and while we can’t turn back time, the next best thing is in your grasp. At Houston Uptown Dentists, we offer a variety of adult orthodontics solutions that are perfect for correcting shifted teeth. Or, if you never had braces at all as a kid, they’re great for helping you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
And here’s even more good news: Thanks to recent advances in orthodontics, it’s faster, more comfortable, and more discreet than ever before to correct teeth and bite misalignment issues.
Read on to learn about how to can achieve a more beautiful smile without committing to a mouthful of metal! Then, call our Houston, TX office at 832-463-1021 to schedule an orthodontic consultation.
Invisalign®: A Virtually Invisible Orthodontic
This popular treatment is one you’ve probably already heard of. Invisalign® allows you to straighten your teeth in an average of just 12 months using virtually invisible plastic aligners. People love Invisalign because it doesn’t distract from your smile like metal braces often do. These aligners are also custom-made to fit your teeth, so they’ll feel as great as they look.
You’ll be expected to wear your aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day, exchanging each aligner for the next in the series every week or so. But because you remove your aligner during meals and regular cleanings, you’ll never have to worry about dietary restrictions or cumbersome cleaning routines. You’ll be able to enjoy popcorn and corn on the cob with ease.
They’re also great for athletes and other active individuals. You won’t run the risk of cutting your lip on a bracket or otherwise damaging your hardware.
Plus, Invisalign treatment generally costs about the same as traditional metal braces and has been shown to effectively treat the same kinds of mild to complex cases. You just get the added benefit of your treatment being incredibly discreet!
Six Month Smiles: A Straighter Smile By Summer
With Six Month Smiles, the advantage is in the name! We’re able to straighten your smile in roughly six months. Just think: You could be enjoying a more beautiful smile by the summer!
Even though Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires like traditional braces, it’s still a more discreet treatment option. That’s because Six Month Smiles consists of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires.
At first blush, it might seem that straightening your teeth in such a short amount of time must require applying more force to teeth. But that’s actually not the case. It’s a very comfortable treatment! So how can Six Month Smiles straighten your teeth in less time?
Here’s how it works. Six Month Smiles focuses on the cosmetic appearance of your smile. It repositions the teeth in your “smile zone,” or the ones that are visible when you smile. By concentrating primarily on those teeth, instead of all of your teeth, it makes treatment less time-consuming. You’ll see results faster!
Propel Accelerated Orthodontics: Further Treatment Times
Having a straighter teeth in as few as six months sounds great, right? Well, what if we told you it’s possible to achieve the smile of your dreams in even less time?
It’s possible, thanks to Propel accelerated orthodontics. This revolutionary technology encourages faster movement of the teeth and can be used in conjunction with braces or removable aligners.
Dental Veneers: “Instant Orthodontics”
Technically, this cosmetic solution doesn’t straighten your teeth, but it will conceal teeth that are mildly crooked or separated by small gaps.
Dental veneers are thin but durable pieces of porcelain or composite material that are made to look like the fronts of healthy, attractive teeth. They’re often used to hide discoloration or correct irregularly shaped teeth, but they can also be applied to quickly correct minor issues to avoid orthodontic treatment. You can have your desired smile in a month or two!
It’s important to note, however, that dental veneers aren’t ideal for fixing all misalignment issues, so it’s important to consult with a dental professional to figure out which treatment is best for you and your smile.
Get A Straighter Smile As An Adult
If you’ve been unhappy about a crooked smile, it’s time to show your teeth some love with solutions from Houston Uptown Dentists!