Misaligned teeth are more than a cosmetic issue for most people. They can interfere with your bite and place excess stress on your jaw. They can also trap food between them and increase your risk of dental decay. Orthodontics are able to address and prevent such issues. Here at All Dental, we offer a number of treatments that can reposition teeth and enable you to enjoy the benefits of well-aligned dentition. Contact us when you are ready to schedule your consultation to discuss your options for orthodontics in Westborough, MA.
Over the past several decades, traditional braces have helped countless people to achieve straighter, healthier teeth. They use a series of brackets that are bonded to the teeth, as well as a wire that connects the brackets, to apply gentle pressure to the teeth. As the wire gets tightened, the teeth gradually move into their proper positions. Traditional metal braces are one of the most affordable orthodontic options, and they are able to address all levels of misalignment, from mild to severe.
Traditional braces are extremely effective, but they do tend to call attention to themselves. For individuals who would prefer a more discreet way to straighten their teeth, Invisalign may be the ideal solution. It uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to reposition the teeth. You simply wear each aligner for 20 -22 hours each day for about two weeks before moving onto the next. Many patients love Invisalign, not just for its subtle appearance, but also for its comfort and convenience.
Like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires to move the teeth. However, the wire is clear and the brackets are tooth-colored, resulting in a very subtle appearance. The Six Month Smiles system is designed primarily to straighten the front teeth (the ones that are most visible when you smile) rather than address severe orthodontic issues. As its name implies, the average treatment time with Six Months smiles is only half a year!