Misaligned and malposition teeth can be straightened in a variety of ways.
We are very excited about our Adult Orthodontics service designed specifically for the adult patient (16 and older). The Adult Orthodontic treatment is a novel approach to adult cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Most adult patients want a great smile in a short period of time without the hassle of wearing braces for years. The goal of Adult Orthodontic treatment is to provide you with a great smile in a reasonable amount of time, usually in about six months.
One of the most exciting developments to come along in dentistry recently is The InMan Orthodontic Aligner. This device resembles an Orthodontic retainer, and it allows for the correction of misaligned anterior teeth in typically 12-16 weeks instead of years of conventional braces. This rapid result along with the fact that the Inman is removable for the patient has made it extremely popular in my office. I use it to correct both upper and lower front teeth alignment primarily for adults who have always wanted straighter teeth but declined braces or other orthodontic options. This is a great way to improve the cosmetic appearance of the teeth in a minimally invasive way. When combined with tooth whitening procedures it make a dramatic difference in your smile.
I encourage my patients to do their own research online and decide if the Inman Aligner might be just what they have been looking for.
If you are ready to get the smile you have always wanted in a short amount of time and a reasonable cost, the first step is to call our office to set up a free consultation.
Call us at 305.948.9102 to set up your complimentary consultation.
Do you have minor crookedness or crowding of your front teeth? At Carroll Dentistry, we are pleased to offer removable orthodontic appliance therapy to quickly and effectively straighten your front teeth in a matter of weeks. Compared to traditional and invisible braces, the removable orthodontic appliance therapy is also more cost effective. Orthodontic appliances are used to address a variety of concerns such as correcting cross bites (over lapped teeth), crowded teeth, expanding under developed jaws, to open deep bites and to break oral habits such as thumb sucking.
The Inman Aligner the most widely used orthodontic appliance to alleviate minor crowding of the front teeth.
The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance used to move teeth over time. The Aligner relies on forces created by coiled springs that gently "push" and "pull" the front teeth into a nearly ideal position in a shorter period of time than braces.
No. The Inman Aligner is limited to movements of the upper and lower front teeth. For most patients with mildly crowded, tipped or rotated front teeth, it is a fast and effective solution that can have you smiling with confidence in a matter of weeks. It is not a treatment for the full arch (all your teeth) and may not be suitable for heavily crowded situations. For more complex cases Invisalign or braces are more appropriate.
Treatment times for most cases generally range from six to sixteen weeks. Simple cases can complete in a little over 2 months and more complex cases might take 4 months or so. Naturally, more crowded front teeth will require more time. The speed of the results is highly dependent upon how long you wear the appliance each day. It is recommended that you wear your appliance for at least 20 hours a day, every day, until treatment is complete.
Orthodontic appliances are made of acrylic (the plastic piece which can be any color that you want), stainless steel wires and nickel titanium alloy springs.
Yes. The good news is that many times the appliance that you used to move your teeth can be modified to be used as a retainer at the end of treatment. This cuts down on the extra retainer expense.
Use other dental aids as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist: Interdental brushes, rubber tip stimulators, tongue cleaners, irrigation devices, fluoride, medicated rinses, etc., can all play a role in good dental home care.