Braces For Teens and Adults
Millions of Americans tune watch the Oscars, the Academy Awards, and a number of other awards shows every year. Many of those viewers tune in before the awards begin to see the stars as they arrive on the red carpet.
We’ve seen it thousands of times. An actor stops to pose. As the cameras snap away, he or she flashes that perfect white, straight smile.
As dental technology has improved, so have the kind of treatments we can offer to our patients in Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, and anywhere in between.
At Hubbard and Leath Dental, we have the way to give you the smile you want.
Not just for teens
We see many patients who are ready to start treatment between the ages of 11 and 14. When they are regular patients, it’s even easier to monitor and identify potential problems early so everyone can prepare for the best treatment option.
Today, many adults are having their teeth straightened, too.
For a number of reasons, they may not have received the kinds of treatment that would have benefitted them when they were younger. They can still take advantage of those services when they are older, however.
Whether you are getting ready for high school or your high school reunion, you may benefit from braces or other treatment options.
Some of you may think that straighter teeth are only about looks. That’s not the case.
Straighter teeth — and a straighter smile — do look nice, but those straight teeth also provide other benefits.
When your teeth are properly aligned, they are easier to clean and keep healthy. Crooked or misaligned teeth can put added stress on your bones, gums, and other teeth.
Sure, we all want that “Hollywood smile,” but it’s more than just good for your appearance. It’s good for your health, too.
At Hubbard and Leath, we offer three kinds of treatments. When you come to our office for an evaluation, we will closely examine your teeth to identify what needs to change.
Then, we can decide which service can give you the best results. Here’s a little bit about each of our treatment options:
1. ClearCorrect — If you’ve ever worn a retainer, then you’ll understand how to use ClearCorrect. This system uses plastic aligners to reposition your teeth.
Every few weeks, you’ll replace the aligner. With each step your teeth will get a little closer to where you want them to be. You’ll need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day for best results, but you can remove them to eat and to brush and floss your teeth.
As the name suggests, these aligners are clear, which makes them a great option for adult professionals. If you want to dazzle your coworkers with your ideas rather than what’s in your mouth, then ClearCorrect may be an excellent option for you.
2. Traditional metal braces — Metal braces are the standard for this kind of care. They are an effective and efficient means of repositioning your teeth, no matter how crooked or misaligned.
The brackets are glued to your teeth, while the wires provide the pressure to gradually move your teeth into their new position. You will need to visit our office regularly to make adjustments, but with every change, you will know you are closer to have a perfectly straight smile.
3. Ceramic braces — For some people, braces are the best option, but the metal wires and brackets may make you uncomfortable. If you want a more subtle treatment, clear ceramic braces may be the option for you.
The ceramic brackets are less visible than metal ones, although they work in a similar way. You will need to visit our office for adjustments to keep things moving in the right direction.
No matter which treatment you receive, you can rest assured that you will receive quality care from each member of our team. Our goal is to give you the most beautiful smile you can have.
And you know why? Because you deserve it.
Take pride in your smile
We know that living with crooked teeth can leave you feeling uncomfortable in social situations. You may worry that people with judge you unfairly or that people won’t take you as seriously as you would like.
It doesn’t have to be that way. A straighter smile can give you the confidence to meet new people and more likely to participate in social situations.