General, Cosmetic, & Periodontal Dentistry located in Cumming, GA
Your smile is important! It gives off confidence and makes you feel beautiful. And while attending general cleanings are a great start, sometimes you need just a little bit more. That’s where orthodontics come in. The staff at Inspiring Smiles in Cumming, Georgia, have helped their patients find their perfect smile for many years using various orthodontic techniques. If you are ready to discover your happiest and healthiest smile, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Page Barden, DDS, MSD, or use the online booking tool.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially alignment and occlusion) and jaws. It often utilizes braces as treatment or various other forms of retainers and trays.
What kind of orthodontic treatments does Inspiring Smiles use?
Inspiring Smiles has multiple orthodontic treatments available to perfect your smile.
Clear Orthodontics Aligners
Inspiring Smiles favors two types of orthodontic treatments. The first is a modern substitute for traditional braces called clear orthodontic aligners. These aligners use a series of individual trays that slowly straighten the teeth. The trays are made of clear invisible plastic that completely covers the teeth, are worn 20 hours a day for two weeks, before moving on to the next phase of the cycle that features slightly altered aligners. Clear orthodontic aligners are used to move your teeth into a better position and are highly recommended for fixing mild to moderate crowding or spacing of the teeth.
There is also a secondary, very similar option for an orthodontic treatment called ClearCorrect. One of the best and most affordable brands of invisible braces, ClearCorrect utilizes the latest digital mapping and molding technology on the market. Unlike the widely-known Invisalign® braces, ClearCorrect has a smooth surface that prevents aligners from clouding. This means that your teeth always look as beautiful in their tray as they do out of it. ClearCorrect is a lot like Invisalign, but at Inspiring Smiles, ClearCorrect is preferred for its ability to solve a wider array of dental and orthodontic problems.
Six Month Smiles
In approximately six month’s time, and with barely any noticeable braces, adults can straighten their smile and come to find a brand new confidence with Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces system. The system’s clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible, and Inspiring Smiles uses Six Month Smiles patient tray kits so that appointments are fast, easy, and comfortable. Typically less expensive than traditional orthodontics, Six Month Smiles is another great option for fast, safe results, bringing you closer to the smile you’ve always wanted.
How long does treatment take?
Clear orthodontic aligners and ClearCorrect invisible braces can take anywhere from six months to two years. Your dentist will make an assessment of your teeth and have a discussion regarding the use of clear braces and the possible outcomes expected. Many adult patients prefer this form of treatment versus traditional braces for both personal and/or aesthetic reasons.
Per their name, Six Month Smiles are a six-month solution meant to straighten teeth without the elongated timeline of other options.
What happens after I’m done with treatment?
When your orthodontic treatment comes to an end, the next step in your process is called "retention.” During this time, you will need to wear a retainer. At Inspiring Smiles, Dr. Barden will select the kind that works best for you, explain the importance of wearing it, and determine how long you need it. Retainers are an important key to orthodontic treatment. So if you want to maintain your new smile, it’s crucial you use your retainer as directed.
If you’ve always wanted to perfect your smile, but not deal with the hassle and aesthetic displeasure of braces, you’re in luck! Inspiring Smiles is here to help. Call to schedule a consultation today or use the online booking tool.