Considering Orthodontics as an Adult
If you've lived with crooked teeth, it's always on your mind when you speak in front of others, or when you shake hands with that new client. You may feel self-conscious about your smile, which diminishes your confidence. Adult orthodontics in Round Rock, TX may just be the solution you've been looking for.
Crooked Teeth and Oral Health
Did you know that when your teeth overlap it also affects your oral health? Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean when you brush and floss, which puts you at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth are also more likely to become chipped or fractured when they overlap. A misaligned bite can also contribute to a painful jaw joint disorder known as TMJ.
Instead of utilizing traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners to gradually straighten your teeth by applying gentle pressure. Because the aligners are made of clear plastic they're virtually invisible and don't interfere with talking or smiling. The aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, which means that there are no restrictions to your diet or home care routine. Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12-18 months, which makes them a great option for busy adults who are concerned about wearing metal braces.
Six Month Smiles
This system uses clear brackets and wires to straighten your front six teeth in as little as six months. The brackets are hardly noticeable because they're clear, and treatment is fast because it focuses mainly on esthetics. This is great for adults who may have had previous orthodontic treatment and just need some minor adjustments or rotations, and who are interested in fast results.
Whether you've considered straightening your smile for esthetics, oral health, or both, look no further than the highly skilled dental team at Old Settlers Dental. Our doctors are certified Invisalign providers as well as trusted providers for the Six Month Smiles system. Contact us for a consultation so we can help you determine which system may be right for you.