There’s no denying that modern dentistry is amazing. New methods and technologies developed in just the last 20 years allow dentists to offer their patients the same great results as before, but with a few key advantages. Orthodontics is a perfect example! For many years, people who wanted to straighten their teeth had only one choice – braces. Now, a dentist in Spring Lake offers 4 choices to give patients the straight, even smile they’ve always wanted – without the drawbacks of braces. Keep reading to learn more about these 4 options and find out which one might be right for you!
Powerprox 6 Month Adult Braces
For adults who want their results as fast as possible, Powerprox 6 month braces are perfect. Special, advanced brackets and wires are used (similar to traditional braces) that have the ability to quickly, safely and effectively move the teeth into their corrected positions.
But, despite the fact that this technology works so much faster, it doesn’t apply more pressure to your teeth. That’s a common question about Powerprox, but it actually uses lighter pressure because it’s been found to be more effective.
In addition to working so quickly, Powerprox is also more aesthetically pleasing because the brackets are clear. That makes it ideal for busy working adults with moderate to severe bite issues who still value discretion and don’t want to wear traditional metal brackets for 2 years.
Invisalign, MTM and ClearCorrect
Patients with mild to moderate bite issues can benefit from either Invisalign, MTM or ClearCorrect. While there are small distinctions between the 3 options, they all operate on the same basic premise.
They all rely on clear, plastic trays called aligners to create movement in the teeth. Patients are given a set of aligners to wear night and day for approximately 2 weeks, after which they move to a new set. The teeth are moved in small, incremental shifts with every set until the final result is achieved.
One of the biggest advantages of using clear trays is that they’re removable. This means that patients can take out their trays before meals, so they don’t have to avoid any foods. It also means that patients can brush and floss normally, so it’s much easier to keep their teeth and gums clean during treatment.
Every patient has unique needs and goals, but with these 4 choices for orthodontics in Spring Lake, you’re sure to find the fit that’s perfect for you!
About the Author
Dr. Edward Dooley is a native of Spring Lake and has been serving the community’s dental needs for over 30 years. He loves being able to offer patients multiple options for straightening their teeth, all of which provide outstanding results. If you’d like to know more about which option is right for you, he can be reached via his website or at (732) 974-2288.