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Orthodontics without braces?

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Are orthodontics possible without brackets? Imagine the following situation, you are getting married in 6 months and you want to have…

  • White teeth;
  • Straight teeth;
  • All without having to wear braces.

Several methods can be followed, so your teeth look white and well aligned. Teeth whitening and orthodontics can usually solve both of these issues. Yet if you want to attend your wedding without braces and within 6 months, we have to look at different options:

  1. Lingual braces.
    Lingual braces are an excellent treatment option, when you want to have braces, but you don’t want them to be visible each time you smile. Even though they are an excellent option, this treatment presents some limitations. For example, if the patient has a deep bite, in which inferior teeth get close to the palate when biting, it will be impossible to use this kind of braces, since that location is exactly where they have to be placed.
  2. Dental veneers
    Lately, dental veneers have become more popular. There is even a lot of information on the internet about this treatment, that tells you it is not necessary to wear down your teeth to have them placed. Unfortunately this gets a bit complicated. If you don’t want to have your tooth worn down to place the veneers, the adhesive that sits between the veneer and the tooth will change the pigment of the veneer to a darker one, that is why when choosing a veneer it is actually necessary to slightly wear down the tooth.
  3. Invisible Orthodontics
    Thanks to rapid advancement in technology, it is possible to choose this option. The process is as follows: the dentist takes a model from a patient’s dentures, then these plaster models are scanned and sent to a computer to generate a 3D model.  Through software, teeth are moved in 10 stages. 10 teeth models are already created and then printed out by stereolithography (3D printing) and transparent dental guards are made for the patients.

The patient’s process is as follows:

  • The patient must use the guards 23 hours each day; this means that they can only be removed for eating and brushing. Because they can be removed, this unfortunately can result in a significant delay in the treatment if the patient does not stick to the rules.
  • Yet if a patient is committed to following the proper steps, then it is definitely possible to achieve great results with an invisible orthodontic treatment.

The best option for a patient should always be what adapts to their needs and what reduces dental wear as much as possible. That is why it is best to only choose dental health care experts. At Somos Dental we have the best dentists, our patients and their health are our priority.

Patients usually come to us to find out the best options for their specific case and they are confident that they will receive the best treatment. This is both a big responsibility and honor for us, since we know how important dental health is. We are committed to giving our patients the best.

If you have any questions concerning what the most appropriate treatment for your situation is, do not hesitate to visit us, we are located in the following areas: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, and Camelback. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at 623-869-1091.

Do not leave your dental health in just anyone’s hands, come to Somos Dental. You can also see our Invisalign service HERE.

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