Orthodontic Options

Orthodontic Options at Beaumont Family Dentistry

We offer here in our office Invisalign and fast braces. Obviously we do refer patients out to specialists to see the orthodontist for conditional, conventional orthodontics as well.

There’s a whole bag of tricks that we can use in orthodontics, and I’ve been very careful over the years that I’ve practiced to make sure that I’ve picked the right package for the right person because I don’t feel like the shoe fits everyone the same. I always like to talk to patients about, “If you do Invisalign, I think it’s going to take this long and I think these are the type of movements we can expect to see.” There are patients who come in specifically for Invisalign consults, and I just don’t feel like they’re a great candidate for Invisalign. That’s when we can talk about the other options they have, either conventional orthodontics or fast braces.

Fast braces is something Dr. [Takus 00:00:48] has done for years and we’ve just recently introduced it to our Leestown office so that it now is available at Beaumont Family Dentistry at Leestown, which has been really great for our patients. We’ve had several patients start their cases here and it’s been very rewarding. It’s really neat to be able to have different options to give patients depending on what their actual orthodontic needs are.

What is orthodontics? At Beaumont Family Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dentistry services, including orthodontic care. Below are the types of orthodontic options we offer. In addition to traditional braces, we offer Fastbraces®, Invisalign, preventive orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics.

Fastbraces®

We provide orthodontics for as young as six years old. We start with six year olds, sometimes they have to wear a little appliance to maybe expand the roof of their mouth or make more room for teeth to come in. We provide conventional braces, which, typical of the orthodontist, what they use, rubber band wears about a two year process, usually. The latest innovation is Fastbraces, which truly makes a huge difference because we can move the teeth simultaneously with much less cost involved, much less time involved for the patient as well. For the past 10 years, I’ve been using Invisalign. It’s improved so much now that it can move teeth in ways that braces could move teeth. It’s a very clean, efficient process as well for patients that don’t want to wear the brackets.

There are options all around. For adults, if they would rather have something that’s a little bit more quick, then we can put them in white braces or clear braces with white wires. They’re very happy with that because it doesn’t show. Those are our options that we have here. Every office can accommodate for the braces and Invisalign.

Fastbraces® is a revolutionary technology that allows teeth to be straightened quickly and comfortably. Fastbraces® is designed to move both the crown and root of the tooth simultaneously using patented triangular brackets and a specialized heat-activated wire. Traditional braces move the crown and the root separately, requiring longer treatment times and higher levels of discomfort. While traditional braces typically require two or even three years to complete treatment, Fastbraces® can work their magic in as little at three months.

Fastbraces® is great for busy teens and adults who want quick results.

Invisalign

Invisalign short-term orthodontics is designed to create straight, beautiful smiles without the hassle and discomfort of traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed out every two weeks to create even, comfortable teeth movement. Because they are made of a comfortable plastic material, Invisalign aligners cannot create the rubbing, cutting, poking, or bleeding generally associated with the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces. They are also completely removable! Just pop them out to eat, drink, clean your teeth, or for special occasions. Try that with traditional braces!

The best part of Invisalign aligners is that they are nearly invisible to the naked eye. If you are a busy student or hard-working professional who wants to keep your orthodontic care discreet, Invisalign might be right for you.

Invisible Braces Options

In addition to our Invisalign short-term orthodontics,  our orthodontist also offer more traditional types of braces with aesthetically appealing options. Our clear ceramic braces will help make you feel more comfortable in your braces.

Clear ceramic braces are traditional braces that use clear ceramic brackets for better aesthetics. These braces are much more visually appealing than traditional braces because they reduce the amount of metal in your mouth.

This option still requires the use of a traditional metal wire, which will be visible in your mouth. However, it is a great option for those who are not good candidates for Invisalign, but still want discreet orthodontic care.

Preventive Orthodontics

Preventive orthodontics, otherwise known as Phase I orthodontics, is used to prepare your child for braces. Phase I orthodontics can begin around age 8 or 9, before all of your child’s permanent teeth have fully developed. We can use space maintainers and other oral appliances to create space or otherwise alter your child’s jaw in preparation for later orthodontic treatment in Lexington, KY. This helps to ensure the success of Phase II treatment (braces). In some cases, preventive orthodontics can even be used to help avoid the need for braces altogether.

Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dentofacial orthopedics is the process of guiding a child’s growth in order to normalize the bone structure of their face and jaws. This process is often started during Phase I (preventive treatment) and continued during the braces stage. Oral appliances and other techniques can be used to change the way your child’s jaw is developing in order to create a better bite, teeth alignment, and to prepare them for Phase II orthodontic treatment.

Make an Appointment

If you or your child are in need of orthodontic treatment, we have you covered. We will work with you to determine which of these options are right for you from our orthodontist on Lexington, KY. To schedule an appointment, please call our office or send us a message using our online form. We will be happy to help you set up a date and time that is right for you. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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