Orthodontics

Creative Dentistry of Atlanta

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Atlanta, GA & Covington, GA

Why should straightening crooked teeth only be for children and teens? Despite what you may think, it’s never too late to straighten your teeth. Anitha R. Reddy, DMD, and the dental professionals with Creative Dentistry of Atlanta specialize in a host of adult orthodontics treatments that are quick, discreet, and highly effective. With advanced techniques, such as Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®, you can achieve your ideal smile at virtually any age. To learn more, schedule a consultation with the professionals at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta in Atlanta and Covington, Georgia. Call the offices or use the online booking tool today.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is adult orthodontics?

Adult orthodontics refers to personalized orthodontic treatment for adult patients. Even though you may normally think of teeth straightening as a treatment reserved for children and teens, not everyone addresses their teeth in youth. Or, an injury or unexpected curveball can lead to you needing orthodontic treatment later in life.

It’s important to remember that you can benefit from improving your smile and straightening crooked teeth at any age. Adult orthodontics is becoming increasingly popular. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), more than 1.5 million adults in the United States and Canada seek orthodontic treatment each year.

What options do adults have when it comes to orthodontics?

At Creative Dentistry of Atlanta, Dr. Reddy and her experienced team mainly stick to two popular adult orthodontic options: Six Month Smiles and Invisalign

Six Month Smiles is a unique system that uses special tooth-colored wires to straighten your teeth fast. Over the course of treatment, you’ll need 3-7 adjustments, or tightenings, to increase the force of tooth movement.

Invisalign is a revolutionary system that uses clear, removable aligners to improve your smile. You’ll receive a new set of aligners every few weeks with slight adjustments. You can take out the aligners, but you’ll need to wear them 20-22 hours each day for optimal results. On average, it takes about one year to straighten your teeth with Invisalign.

What are the benefits of Six Month Smiles and Invisalign?

With Six Month Smiles or Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth much faster and more discreetly than with traditional braces. Both are clear-colored and won’t detract from your smile during treatment. In essence, your coworkers and even your friends will barely notice them, so you can continue to smile with confidence, even as you undergo treatment.

For Invisalign users, each set of aligners you wear is removable, so eating and brushing remain convenient while you straighten your teeth. If you opt for Six Month Smiles, the benefit is in the name! In most cases, just half a year of use gets you the smile of your dreams.

Am I a good candidate for adult orthodontics?

The best way to find out about your candidacy for adult orthodontics is to talk to Dr. Reddy as soon as possible. She can evaluate you and help you determine the best course of treatment that will deliver your desired results.

In general, adult orthodontic treatment can work for practically anyone hoping to straighten their teeth. To learn more, call or book a consultation with the team at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta online today.