ALTERNATIVES TO CONVENTIONAL ORTHODONTICS AVAILABLE IN VERNON
Most people would like to have straight, evenly-spaced teeth. However, the idea of living with a mouthful of hardware for several years isn’t appealing. Dr. Pita Dhaliwal and Dr. Kevin O’Shea bring attractive, efficient alternatives to conventional orthodontics to patients in the Vernonarea.
WHY IS INVISALIGN SO POPULAR?
Invisalign moves teeth into proper position using a series of plastic aligners. Patients love Invisalign because:
- Aligners are transparent. Most people never realize you are wearing them.
- You take the aligners out to eat the foods you enjoy, and to keep your teeth sparkling clean.
- The system is comfortable and convenient, so compliance (wearing the aligners for at least 20 hours a day) is easy.
- Treatment typically takes just 8 to 18 months.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR INVISALIGN?
Most teens and adults with mild to moderate misalignment are good candidates for treatment. However, Invisalign cannot achieve all levels of tooth movement. Comprehensive orthodontics, such as Fastbraces, may be more appropriate for severe misalignment or bite problems.
HOW ARE FASTBRACES DIFFERENT FROM ORTHODONTICS?
Fastbraces are orthodontics . . . with an important difference. Traditional braces use a rectangular bracket that moves the tooth in two phases; first the crown, then the root.
Fastbraces uses a patented triangular bracket and square wire to move teeth in just one stage, comfortably and safely. Treatment time is reduced by about half.
ARE FASTBRACES TIME-TESTED?
Yes. This technology has been in use for more than 25 years, with thousands of patients treated globally. The dentists at Aberdeen Dental have been utilizing Fastbraces for nearly five years, with amazing results and a high patient satisfaction rate. They’ve been able to avoid extraction in cases where orthodontists recommended it. With Fastbraces, bicuspids don’t have to be removed, so the end result is a nice broad smile; not a narrow arch.
To learn more about Invisalign and Fastbraces orthodontics, call Aberdeen Dental in Vernon at (250) 545 3319.