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No More Waiting For Straight Teeth

There are millions of adults around the country who want straight, beautiful teeth but don’t want to spend two years or longer of orthodontic treatment. At our Fredericksburg, VA dental office, you won’t have to wait two years to straighten out your teeth. Drs. Lloyd Moss Jr. and Lloyd Moss III have short-term orthodontic treatments for you.

Now there are two revolutionary ways to straighten your teeth, and it’s possible that you complete orthodontic treatment without using brackets or wires. Our talented dental team is experienced in using Invisalign and Six Month Smiles to help patients overcome their smile flaws. It’s easy to start the process. You simply give us a call at (540) 369-4926 to schedule your first visit.

Today we want to show you the benefits of straight teeth and of our two orthodontic treatments.

What Straight Teeth Do For Your Smile

You already know that straight teeth look and feel better, but the appearance isn’t the only benefit. Other benefits of straight teeth include:

  • Ability to speak clearly — Crooked teeth or gaps in teeth can cause speech problems such as a lisp.
  • Easier cleaning — Straight teeth are easier to clean. You can give plaque and harmful bacteria fewer places to hide
  • Reduce risk of breaks — If the teeth do not meeting together correctly, you’re at a higher risk of dental accidents such as chips, cracks, or even breaks.
  • Less jaw discomfort — A bad bite can cause tenderness or swelling of the jaw.
  • Fewer headaches — This problem is also connected to having a bad bite or chronic habits such as clenching or grinding.  
  • Fewer dental bills — Having a straighter, cleaner teeth means facing fewer dental bills down the road.  

A Better Smile in a Few Months

Our Six Month Smiles treatment is an short-term orthodontic system that uses fast-acting brackets and wires the quickly straighten your teeth. Six Month Smiles is named as such because of the treatment time frame. Most of our patients see great results in just six months! That’s a fraction of the time you would have spent in traditional braces.

Why is Six Month Smiles so fast? This treatment is fast because it’s not a comprehensive orthodontic treatment, meaning that it is not ideal for patients with severe alignment issues or bite problems. HOWEVER, not everyone with crooked teeth needs comprehensive orthodontics. Six Month Smiles is ideal for patients who have mildly crooked teeth in the front of their mouth — we call these the Social Six because they are the teeth that show the most whenever you smile.

We understand that some adults don’t want to deal with braces PERIOD, but the treatment is so quick that your braces will be off before you know it. Think of it this way, if you started your treatment today, you’d likely be finished before Thanksgiving!

Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Invisalign is a treatment that has soared in popularity over the past 15 years. Instead of braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear orthodontic aligners to gradually straighten the teeth. This treatment requires no fixed appliances and the plastic trays are virtually invisible, which is why our adult patients love Invisalign.

Some facts about Invisalign you need to know before treatment:

  • Invisalign aligners should be removed for eating and cleaning — Braces come with a list of food restrictions, but not Invisalign. You can eat whatever you want. Just remove the aligners and then clean your teeth after you’re finishes.
  • You’ll get new aligners about once every two weeks — Because there are no fixed wires, you don’t have to worry about wire changes.
  • Aligners need to be in your mouth at 20 hours a day — Having a removable aligner is a big freedom for patients, but the aligners need to be used. If you’re not wearing you’re aligners for at least 20 hours a day, you risk risk prolonging your treatment.
  • The treatment take between 12 to 18 months — Invisalign only takes about half the time of traditional braces.  

Come See What A New Smile Can Do For You

We can’t possibly list all of the benefits of our short-term orthodontic treatment here. But we’d love to meet you to discuss your smile goals. If you’re struggling with your smile or want to straighten things up, give us a call (540) 369-4926 to schedule a consultation.