You Can Have Straighter Teeth


Just one option for having a straighter smile

There are many factors that may contribute to you having crooked teeth.  Some people are born with a narrow palate and are predisposed to crowding and the teeth don’t come in properly.  Others may have slightly crooked teeth due to an accident of some sort while others have severely crooked teeth due to more extensive trauma or other physical reasons.  What ever the cause for the crooked teeth, there is probably a dental treatment plan that can help you get a straighter smile at a price you can afford.

The traditional method of straightening teeth has long been the metal brackets and the metal wires that were used to pull the teeth back into alignment.  Depending on the condition of the arches of the mouth and how broad or narrow the palate is, this type of treatment could be relatively easy and painless to being more involved requiring some expansion of the pallet.  Changing wires can also be uncomfortable as the teeth are pulled tightly by the brackets and wires sometimes causing soreness.

Along Comes Clear Braces

A wonderful treatment option came along just a few years ago that didn’t require all the metal and certainly was much more appealing to the eye.  The leader in this treatment option is Invisalign.  Invisalign uses clear retainers to morph the teeth to where they need to be over time.  This can involve ten or more retainers that gradually move the teeth into position.  It is a very comfortable procedure and time of treatment varies based on how much the dentist has to move the teeth to get them into position.  Invisalign is usually to recommended for severely crooked teeth so that is why you really need to get a consult ahead of time and listen to the doctors recommendations.

An Affordable Treatment Option With Shorter Times For Treatment

six month smiles adult braces

You will find that we talk about Six Month Smiles which some people call six month braces a lot on our site.  We do so with good reason.  It is a treatment option we are very excited about.  For one, it is very affordable.  People are always wanting to know “what do braces cost.”  Well, the cost of Six Month Smiles is considerably less than other types of braces and the treatment period on average is 4 to 8 months.  If you are looking to improve your smile because you have a wedding or other special event coming up, then 6 month smiles may be the solution for you.

What makes these types of braces different from others is that they use clear brackets and tooth colored wires.  They can hardly be seen at a conversational distance and for those not wanting the metal mouth, it is a tremendous way to get a straight smile.

The reason this treatment option is so effective and affordable is because we only straighten the teeth you see when you smile.  We don’t put brackets on all the teeth and pull or manipulate all the teeth.  Normally, a person can have straighter teeth between cleanings.  The results are fantastic and you can have a new smile quicker than ever.  Visit this page to view some of the cases we have done.  There is a short video and slide show of some of our patients.

An Option For Straighter Teeth Most Don’t Think About

If you have slightly crooked teeth or small gaps, there is another treatment option that doesn’t require retainer style braces, metal or six month smiles.  It’s called a “veneer.”  Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that some compare to a press on finger nail but many times much thinner than that.  A porcelain veneer is very strong and natural looking.  Our patients who have gotten veneers have reported that they have more confidence than ever before and constantly receive compliments from people they don’t even know on their smile.  Veneers can treat other problems as well so visit the veneers page for more info and to see a video and slideshow of cases that we have done.

Do you need braces and a straighter smile?

If you live in the Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Murrells Inlet area and you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth, then we are sure to have an option for you.  We would love to sit down with you for a consultation, do an exam and see which of these treatment options we have talked about would be just right for you.  Crooked teeth can be fixed and you can get your smile back.  Call us today at (843) 903-3111 or visit our contact page and fill out the form there.