Two Great Ways To Straighten Your Smile

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When you look in the mirror what do you see?

Do you see teeth that are crooked or crowded? Teeth that have gaps between them?

Do you see an overbite, underbite, or some other bite issue?

If you are an adult, you might want to make some changes, but you may also think, “There is no way I’m wearing braces for two years.”

The good news is you don’t have to. You can make the changes that you want to see with two great orthodontic options at our dentist office in South Bend, IN.

Today, we will be discussing Invisalign® and Fastbraces®, either of which could be just what you need to create the smile you want to see in the mirror.

To find out which one is right for you, schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Nicole Hurcomb, at Tulip Tree Dental Care. Call 574-208-5668 or contact us online to request an appointment.


Be Discreet With Invisalign

While Invisalign can help orthodontic patients of all ages, it was originally developed with adult patients in mind.

Many adults would like to have straighter smiles. Some had braces when they were younger, but have now experienced relapse (which is when teeth start moving back to their original positions). Others never had orthodontic care but are now ready to do so.

That doesn’t mean they want to wear metal brackets and wires on their teeth. Many adults are willing to wear an orthodontic appliance that blends in with their smile, so they can feel comfortable wearing them in personal, professional, and social situations.

Invisalign does all of these things. By using a series of clear aligners, you can gently push your teeth where you would like them to be — without calling attention to your orthodontic care.

When placed over your teeth, the aligners practically disappear (visually at least). You might be surprised how few people notice you are wearing them.

Whether you are going on a date, giving a presentation at work, or attending a football game with some friends, you can feel comfortable wearing your Invisalign aligners.


Save Time With Fastbraces®

You may not care if other people can see your braces. Even so, you would probably prefer to finish your orthodontic care as soon as you can.

If this sounds like you, then you should talk to us about Fastbraces® instead. There are other short-term orthodontic treatments available, but none of them can do what Fastbraces® can do.

Your treatment time will vary depending on what changes you want to make to your smile, but Fastbraces® can complete the job in as little as a quarter of the time as traditional braces.

We aren’t joking when we say that some Fastbraces® patients have finished their treatment in as little as 20 weeks. (Compare that to two years or more with traditional braces, and we think you will agree that Fastbraces® live up to their name.)

Fastbraces® move your teeth in a different way than traditional braces, which use square or rectangular braces. Fastbraces® have a unique triangular bracket.

With traditional braces, your crowns and roots are repositioned in stages. With Fastbraces®, you can reposition your crowns and roots at the same time. This can make a dramatic difference in the time it takes to create your new smile.


Are You Ready To See A New Smile In Your Reflection?

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, 20 percent of today’s orthodontic patients are 21 years old or older. If you are an adult who wants to change your smile, you aren’t alone.

And making those changes is easier than ever with the help of advanced treatments like Invisalign and Fastbraces®.

Call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation. Find out which of these treatments will work for you.

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