Here’s the thing about crooked teeth: They’re no fun. For many people, it’s a matter of feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. For others, it’s a problem of interfering with the ability to brush their teeth and floss effectively. If you aren’t aware of the newest methods for straightening your teeth, you may feel that traditional metal braces are your only option. Wrong! Dr. Todd Pizzi, a Shrewsbury, MA cosmetic dentist, explains how innovative orthodontic treatments can solve these problems and others.
Straightening Teeth With Invisible Braces
The appearance of metal hardware is one of the top complaints, and it’s easy to understand why. If you’re already self-conscious about your teeth, why would you want to draw attention to them by wearing metal braces? Also difficult is the fact that traditional braces make cleaning teeth even more difficult. For someone whose crooked teeth already cause this problem, it seems like a no-win situation.
Enter ClearCorrect and Invisalign, two popular names in invisible braces. Unlike braces that actually attach to the surface of your teeth, invisible braces fit snugly over the teeth to cover the entire arch. Because each is made of nearly transparent plastic, it’s nearly impossible for others to tell that you’re wearing your aligners. The aligners, which you wear 20-22 hours each day, can be removed easily when it’s time to enjoy a meal, brush your teeth, or floss.
Straightening Your Teeth With Six Month Smiles
If you want the shortest treatment time possible, consider Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles uses hardware similar to traditional braces, albeit with discrete tooth-colored wires and brackets. Treatment is greatly abbreviated for the average two-year treatment for other types of metal braces. Far less conspicuous than regular braces, Six Month Smiles has attracted quite a few followers in Hollywood—Tom Cruise even walked the red carpet wearing them!
Want fast braces in Shrewsbury, MA? To learn more about orthodontic treatment, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Todd Pizzi or Dr. Luciana Messina, contact us at (508) 842-8838. We welcome patients living in Shrewsbury, North and South Grafton, Milford, Worcester, and the surrounding communities.