Invisalign and Six Month Smiles
Marks Family Dentsitry offers Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, sometimes called "invisible braces." This method of tooth straighening is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. The braces are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear. These options offer a recently developed system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which generates a series of aligners with small changes is advancing the very exciting capabilities of these invisible braces.
Although we do not provide traditional orthodontic care in our office, we maintain strong relationships with several of the top orthodontic practices in the area and can help you choose the office that best fits your needs.Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today's braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look 'metallic.' In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won't stain or discolor over long periods of time. An orthodontist can let you know if you are a candidate for ceramic braces.