Hello and welcome to another edition of the Perrigo Dental Care blog!

Most of our adult patients with bothersome orthodontic issues are hoping for braces that will transform their smiles in the fastest, safest, most subtle way possible.

Over the years, our family-run practice has experienced firsthand the way orthodontic solutions have improved to the point where they now offer an easier route for adults to get a healthier, straighter smile without investing 2-3 years of their lives.

We are happy to report that, in our Hoover, Alabama office, we are no longer tied to the traditional method of using clunky metal brackets and wires that your friends were complaining about back in middle school.

Don’t get us wrong, those more conventional style braces are still very much in use and are very effective for some folks.

It’s just that not everyone wants to draw quite so much attention to the construction zone in their mouth, or to the original problem of having crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth.

Keep reading to hear more about what we can do for you, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your short-term orthodontics consultation.

Are Short Term Orthodontics Right For You?

If you are looking for a new and different approach for shifting your stubborn teeth into a better placement, we have two great options at Perrigo Dental Care.


One of the latest and greatest programs for orthodontic treatment comes in the form of Fastbraces. The key to making the process work faster lies in the shape of the brackets. Rather than using square brackets with round wires, we use triangular brackets with square wires. You’d be surprised by the difference that makes. And the results will blow you away!

Remember: old school braces can take 2-3 long years to complete the movement of your teeth because the crown moves first, but the root takes longer to move.

But get this: Fastbraces utilize the new shape of bracket and wire giving the actual braces more leverage to move your roots and crowns at the same time! As such, treatment time can be measured in weeks rather than years!

Invisalign “Clear Braces”

Fastbraces are great, but if you’d rather not have to wear brackets and wires at all, we can set you up with Invisalign!

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gently nudge your teeth into position. Here’s how it works: you will wear an aligner set for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series to keep you teeth moving into a more perfect alignment.

Invisalign aligners are removable which means you won’t need in-office adjustments to your gear, you can continue eating whatever you want, and there won’t be any special tools needed for cleaning.

Best of all, you can enjoy your gorgeous grin in only about 12 months time!

Learn More, Get Started!

Ready to get the smile you’ve always wanted without any of the hassles you don’t want? We can make it happen with short term orthodontics. Contact us today to set up a consultation or appointment with the Perrigo Dental Care team in Hoover, AL!