Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

3610 N. Josey Ln. Suite 104, Carrollton, TX
972.395.9292

Better Ways to Straighten Your Teeth

What Are My Treatment Options for Straight Teeth?Almost everyone likes the look of straight teeth, but hardly anyone likes having to wear traditional metal braces to get them. Thankfully, Dr. Darian Hampton offers more convenient alternatives to conventional metal orthodontia. With Six Month Smiles or ClearCorrect, you can achieve straighter teeth without the hassle of clunky metal brackets and wires.

Six Month Smiles

A highly inconspicuous way to straighten your teeth, Six Month Smiles is a clear braces system that involves the use of clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend in with the surrounding teeth. Also, the wires used with Six Month Smiles are extremely thin, so they are barely noticeable.

And, as the name suggests, Six Month Smiles straightens teeth quickly because treatment focuses on straightening the teeth in the front of the mouth that others can see. On average, Six Month Smiles patients are able to achieve straighter teeth in about six months.

In addition, for most individuals, Six Month Smiles are a more economical treatment option than traditional braces, porcelain veneers and other types of orthodontia.

ClearCorrect

The Hamptons Family and Cosmetic Dentistry also offers another way to straighten teeth nearly imperceptibly: ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect is a transparent teeth-straightening system that involves the use of clear plastic trays called “aligners.”

With ClearCorrect, a mold is taken of the teeth and then sent to a dental lab, where the technician fabricates custom aligners for the patient. The patient pops in the first set of clear aligners, over the teeth. The aligners are worn for 22 hours each day, but can be removed when the patient eats or brushes his or her teeth. Aligners can be worn while the person is drinking, but patients should avoid drinking liquids that are hot, which can warp the aligners, or dark-colored, which can stain the teeth.

The patient wears the first set of aligners for about two weeks and then progresses on to the next set of aligners. This process is repeated until, voilà — the patient has straight teeth!

With ClearCorrect, patients don’t have to feel self-conscious about smiling, laughing or talking while undergoing treatment. They also don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in cumbersome brackets, because they remove the aligners when they eat. Also, ClearCorrect aligners are generally more comfortable than metal braces, thanks to their plastic material and rounded edges.

Find Out More

If you have been hesitant about straightening your crooked or misaligned teeth because you do not want to deal with the hassle of traditional metal braces, Six Month Smiles or ClearCorrect might be right for you.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hampton to find out more about your teeth-straightening treatment options, contact the Hamptons Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (972) 395-9292.