For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is what leads them to look into orthodontic treatments. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, getting orthodontic treatment could help you look and feel better about yourself. For more information, feel free to read about our orthodontic treatments on our website! For more information, give the Brand & Sawicki DDS team a call at (603) 536-4900 today and request a consultation!
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
In the old days of orthodontics, you didn't have as many choices as people have today. At our office, we offer some of the easiest, latest advancements in orthodontic treatment. At our practice in Plymouth, we offer treatments like Six Month Smiles and Invisalign to help you achieve a beautiful smile without long treatments or uncomfortable appliances. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is, treatment time varies and can last between one and three years. A big factor to a successful treatment is you, the patient! The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can also help provide a quicker treatment time later on in life.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Brand or Dr. Sawicki will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment at Our Office
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, Six Month Smiles braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. Besides being more esthetic, this method of orthodontic treatment, because it is focused mainly on smile correction, requires significantly less time to complete.
Clear aligners, like Invisalign®, are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are also removable; so, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, this helps to make brushing and flossing less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.