Welcome to the final June edition of the Perrigo Dental Care blog!

Today, we want to talk about braces. But not the ones you remember from back in middle school! Since then, there have been many advancements in what can be done to improve your smile.

We know that as an adult with orthodontic issues, you don’t want to be stuck with a treatment plan that lasts 2-3 years or draws unwanted attention to the problem.

That’s why we think short-term orthodontics are such a great thing. In our Hoover, Alabama office we offer two great options for transforming your smile in a faster, more subtle fashion.

Keep reading to hear all about Fastbraces and Invisalign, and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your consultation.

Fastbraces: For Quick Results

Fastbraces are much different than the classic variety of braces you would have encountered in your youth. Instead of utilizing square brackets with round wires, this system uses triangular brackets with square wires.

This slight variation makes a big improvement. We can now accomplish so much more in far less time. Fastbraces exert enough leverage to move your roots and crowns at the same time.

That means that with the Fastbraces system, your orthodontic treatment can most likely be completed in a matter of weeks rather than years and years.

What’s more, since they boast tooth-colored wires, no outsiders will be aware of what you are up to.

If you desire a better-looking smile without the wait, these might be just what you need!

Invisalign: The Advantages Are Clear

For folks with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, who are well past their adolescent years, we always suggest that they take a look at Invisalign.

Invisalign utilizes clear plastic (nearly invisible) aligners to get you the same great results that old school braces would deliver.

But there are some distinct differences in the process.

Like we said, this system does not rely on metal brackets and wires, so you can fly under the radar with your treatment.

There will be no awkward in-office adjustments every month. In fact, you will just wear each set of aligners for two weeks or so before switching them out at home for the next set that is needed to keep your treatment on schedule.

The Invisalign gear is comfortable, so you won’t have to put up with any bleeding or mouth sores along the way. Since the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. You just pop them out and rinse them off to keep them clean, you won’t have to carry special tools around.

The nice thing is that your Invisalign treatment usually wraps up in only about 12 months time, saving you a year or two of time.

In the end, you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted.

Learn More, Get Started!

You don’t have to let your annoying orthodontic issues bring you down. At Perrigo Dental Care, we help patients of all ages get a better smile the easy way. If you are ready to learn more or get started with your short-term treatment, contact us online or call our Hoover, AL office at 205-545-8007!