Did you need braces as a child? If you did and didn’t get them, you may have thought you got lucky, but later in life, you might have found yourself regretting not having your teeth straightened in your youth. If you’re like most adults, now that you’re older, you’re probably cringing at the thought of having to wear a mouthful of metal for a year, and possibly two years as your braces slowly do their work.
The good news is, you don’t have to do that! We’ve got not one, but two great Burke, Va adult orthodontics options that get around the issues that so many people have with conventional braces. We’ll describe those programs just below:
Burke, Va Adult Orthodontics Option #1 – The Six Month Smiles Program
As we mentioned above, braces tend to take a long time to straighten your teeth. The reason it takes so long is that your back teeth respond very slowly to realignment. The braces used in the Six Month smiles program are able to do their work so much more quickly because they take your back teeth out of the equation.
In addition to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted much more quickly, the braces used in this program blend well with the natural color of your teeth, rendering them virtually invisible, which makes you much less self-conscious while you’re wearing them. That’s win-win for you!
Burke, Va Adult Orthodontics Option #2 – Invisalign
The Invisalign program doesn’t rely on braces at all to straighten your teeth, but rather, a series of custom-fitting caps designed to be worn over your teeth. When the caps are worn in series, they quickly and painlessly straighten your teeth.
When you sign up for the program, the first thing we’ll do is take a series of detailed, 3D scans of your teeth. We’ll use these to create the caps described above, in a process that takes about a week.
Once we have the caps back from our manufacturer, we’ll ask you to come back into the office so we can fit you with your first set, then ask you to come back about every other week so we can check your progress and give you the next set in the series.
The best part about Invisalign caps is the fact that they can do something that braces simply can’t do. You can take them out and put them back in yourself, in a matter of minutes. That gives you an unparalleled level of flexibility.
So which of these great programs is right for you? If you’re still undecided, give our office a call today! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have to help you decide, and whichever option you choose, we’ll be happy to help.