Getting A Straighter Smile As An Adult

  • October 8, 2017

If you never had braces as a teenager, you may feel as though you missed your opportunity for a straighter smile.

But more and more adults are discovering that it’s not too late to opt into orthodontic treatment, and recent advances in the field make it easier than ever to find a teeth-straightening solution that fits your budget and your lifestyle.

In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington, KY wants to help you toward the smile you’ve always wanted. Learn more about orthodontic treatments available to you as an adult, and then schedule an free orthodontic consultation at one of our three convenient locations.

FastBraces®

If what’s keeping you from a straighter smile is the fear of spending years in braces, FastBraces® might be the solution you’ve been looking for. With FastBraces®, you can have the smile you deserve in just three to 12 months!

You might think that because of the shortened treatment time, FastBraces® uses the same mechanism as traditional braces but moves teeth with more force for quicker results. But that’s actually not the case.

Traditional braces realign teeth in two phases: First, they tilt the visible part of the teeth (the crowns) into proper placement, and then they move the roots into place.

FastBraces® uses a different bracket than traditional braces — one that’s triangular instead of the conventional square- or rectangle-shaped bracket — and high-tech wires to move both the crown and the root into proper alignment simultaneously.

This decreases necessary treatment time. And because of the technology used, FastBraces® is actually a more comfortable option than traditional braces.

Dr. Takacs is a Senior Master Provider of FastBraces® and recommends it for anyone over the age of 13 requiring greater tooth movement than an aligner, like Invisalign®, can provide.

Call Beaumont Family Dentistry today for a free consultation. Our expert team will assess your orthodontic needs and help determine whether FastBraces® is right for you.

Invisalign®

If you’re looking for a discreet way to correct minor issues with teeth and bite alignment, Invisalign® might be the perfect orthodontic solution for you. Like FastBraces®, Invisalign® is a way to get a straighter smile in less time than conventional braces. Invisalign® patients complete treatment in as little as 12 months.

And if you’re interested in Invisalign® in the Lexington, KY area, you’re in luck. Dr. Takacs has the highest credentials possible for an Invisalign® provider, and she is in the top 1 percent of Invisalign® providers in North America!

Here’s how it works.

  • After an initial orthodontic consultation with our knowledgeable team, we’ll create your roadmap to a straighter smile and let you know how long your Invisalign® treatment will take. We’ll also take some X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth to ensure your aligners fit you perfectly.
  • You’ll receive a series of custom-made aligning trays that you’ll wear 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out to brush, floss, and eat.
  • Then, you’ll change aligners every two weeks throughout the course of treatment to encourage gradual movement of your teeth.
  • Every six weeks, you’ll stop by Beaumont Family Dentistry for a checkup.
  • Finally, you can enjoy your new smile! We’ll set you up with a retainer to maintain the results.

The Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible, so they won’t interfere with the appearance of your smile throughout the course of treatment. It is a great solution if you have mild orthodontic issues you’ve been wanting to address.

Schedule a free orthodontic consultation with Beaumont Family Dentistry to find out if Invisalign® is right for you.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Perhaps you want an orthodontic option that is nearly invisible, like Invisalign®, but you have more severe bite and tooth placement issues than aligners can effectively address.

You might want to consider clear ceramic braces.

They work the same way conventional braces do, but without the bulky metal brackets that can distract from your smile.

Instead, the brackets are clear to minimize the look of the braces. Even though a standard metal wire is used with clear ceramic braces, our patients find that it’s still a discreet alternative to regular braces.

Get The Smile You’ve Always Dreamed Of

So what are you waiting for? Orthodontics is no longer synonymous with a mouthful of metal — and with treatment options that are faster, gentler, and more discreet than ever before, it’s a great time to start your journey toward a straighter smile.

Schedule your free orthodontic consultation with Beaumont Family Dentistry today, and see what difference a straighter smile can make.

 

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