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Give Yourself The Gift Of A Straight Smile

You have done so many things for so many people for so long.

It’s time you did something for yourself. It’s time you did something about your smile.

If you are an adult with a crooked or crowded teeth, you may think traditional metal braces are the only way to change your smile. You may be convinced that wearing braces for years is the only way to close a gap between your teeth or to fix an overbite.

If you do think that, then you need to call (540) 369-4926 or contact us online. Make an appointment at our Fredericksburg, VA dentist office. Drs. Lloyd Moss Jr. and Lloyd Moss III may have a better solution for you.

Short-term orthodontics could transform your smile in as little as six months. Keep reading to learn how.

 

A Straighter Smiles In Six Months

Braces can work for anyone at any age. While it’s become common for patients to wear braces when they are teenagers, many adults can benefit from orthodontic care as well.

One problem for many adults is that traditional braces often have to be worn for years before the treatment is complete. That may seem like too long if you are a working professional. That can be especially true if you are someone who frequently meets face-to-face with potential clients or customers.

At least, many of our adult patients have told us that’s why they won’t wear traditional braces.

Fortunately, that’s not your only option. Today, you can try Six Month Smiles® instead.

Now, these are still a kind of braces. This treatment still involves attaching ceramic tooth-colored brackets and wires to your teeth. But the average treatment time is six months, as the name suggests.

Compare that to two years or more for traditional braces, and you will understand why so many adults prefer this option instead.

It’s a matter of focus. Traditional braces realign every tooth so all your teeth are as straight and perfectly aligned as they can be. This includes the teeth in the back of your mouth, which don’t really affect the appearance of your smile.

If your primary interest is having a straighter, more attractive smile, Six Month Smiles could be the solution for you. Six Month Smiles focuses exclusively on the teeth in the front of your mouth.

These are the teeth other people see when you smile. By moving fewer teeth, and coincidentally your smaller, lighter teeth, you can change your smile in a fraction of the time of traditional braces.

 

Straighten Your Smile By Skipping The Braces

Some adults are willing to wear braces if they know the treatment will be relatively short.

Other patients do not want to have braces for any amount of time. For them, we do have another option — Invisalign®.

Invisalign does away with brackets and wires for a more discreet approach to orthodontic care. Instead, Invisalign patients receive a custom-made set of clear aligners.

When placed over your teeth, the aligners blend in, so few (if any) people will realize you are wearing anything. This can give you greater confidence to wear them to professional meetings or social gatherings.

Your aligners are created with computer-aided design to gently push your teeth. This keep them moving until you have the smile you want to see.

Since each aligner is created specifically for you, they will fit your teeth during each stage of your treatment. For the best results, you will wear each aligner for a few weeks before switching to the next one.

With each new aligner, your teeth will get a little closer to where you want them to be. Seeing your smile change can also give you the motivation to keep going.

You also should be aware that Invisalign does take more time than Six Month Smiles. The average Invisalign treatments last around 12 months.

 

Which Way Will You Straighten Your Smile?

Before you decide, you need to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Fredericksburg, VA. We can examine your teeth and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for either or both of our short-term orthodontic options.

You can request an appointment online, or you can call us at (540) 369-4926.