Crowding, spacing, or misaligned teeth is a distraction of how a smile looks for a lot of people. It is also harder to properly clean the teeth in these situations. Gum disease can become more prevalent and this can lead to infection and bad breath.
Orthodontics is a kind of dentistry that deals with straightening the teeth. For people with severe misalignment and most kids, we refer to orthodontists. However, Dr. Doug Worful and his team are able to treat most adults. We understand life can be busy, so our main goal to teeth crowding or spacing is, "Straight teeth fast." We have three ways to predictably improve you smile and health.
The first one is with braces. We call this Fast Forward Smiles. Treatment time is usually 6 months or less and the results we have seen look phenomenal. Another way we can straighten teeth is with an Inman Aligner. This is a single retainer that is worn about 22 hours a day. Treatment time with the Inman Aligner is usually less than six months as well. The third we have to offer patients who want a better smile is with Clear Correct. Clear Correct is similar to the marketed Invisalign as it is a series of retainers that are replaced every 2 weeks. The retainers take a step-by-step approach to reaching the final goal of the patient. The treatment time of these "invisible braces" is sometimes up to nine months depending on the severity of crowding or spacing. Clear Correct is very predictable and popular with people who want a smile improvement. If you are interested in straight teeth and the many benefits it brings, please let us know. We can help you determine what type of treatment is best for you.