Though there are some folks who do not mind the look of traditional braces, there are those who prefer a more discreet form of orthodontic care. Not only that, but wires and brackets can also be uncomfortable in the mouth. Not to mention, having a mouth full of metal can turn people away from taking the next step to straighten their smiles.
Fortunately, the world of orthodontics has come a long way since the early days of orthodontic treatments. Today, our patients are able to straighten their smiles discreetly all while being able to look like their natural selves, and our skilled orthodontists are delighted to be able to make that happen for you!
Conservative Orthodontic Treatment
Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®
One form of conservative orthodontic treatment that our offices are pleased to offer is Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®. Invisalign works through a series of customized aligning trays that are specially made to fit your smile only. Sitting nearly invisibly in your smile, each tray is indicative of a new stage in your teeth straightening process. After you wear a tray for a certain amount of time, you simply apply the next one in the series to continue your orthodontic treatment. One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you are not limited to a restricted diet as you would be when wearing traditional braces. Instead, you are able to eat and drink whatever you want, and any time you need to brush or floss, you simply take out and reapply the aligner tray as necessary!
Another form of discreet orthodontics we offer our patients is clear or ceramic braces. These barely noticeable braces have many virtues, including their aesthetics, comfort and durability. The clear, ceramic material is discreet so your smile looks more natural during your orthodontic treatment time, making it a popular choice for adults and older teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing metal braces. The ceramic material is smooth to the touch, without the sharp edges metal braces can have. Our clear braces are less irritating to your gums and cheeks, without sacrificing durability. They are strong so they can hold up to the normal wear and tear of metal braces.
If you have been wanting straighter teeth with an aligned bite, but have been putting it off because of the unsightly braces hardware, you are in luck! If you are interested in discreet orthodontics and would like the help of Dr. Jeff, Dr. Soo or Dr. Betina, we welcome you to contact our office today!
Call Shirck Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan based on your unique needs. We have been proudly serving patients from at one of our five convenient locations; Pataskala, New Albany, Westerville, Newark and Powell, Ohio. We are here to help you create the smile of your dreams!