Why would I need orthodontics?

Your smile is one of the first things a person notices about you, so you want to make a good impression. One of the best ways to do that is to flash a grin full of beautifully straight teeth.

Aside from cosmetic concerns and first impressions, straight teeth also improve the alignment in your jaws, preventing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems from developing.

Lastly, straight teeth are far easier to keep clean, which means you have a better chance of fighting off tooth decay and gum disease.

What are the orthodontic options for adults?

The team at Gunnerson Dental understands that adults don’t necessarily want a mouth full of metal, which is associated more with a homeroom than a board room. For this reason, they offer clear braces, which feature clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires, making them far less visible than traditional metal braces.

Gunnerson Dental takes adult orthodontics to the next level using the Cfast™, which is a type of brace that works on the front six teeth of both your upper and lower arches, which are also called the “social six.”

With Cfast, the orthodontic team can rotate, level, and align your teeth in a process similar to traditional braces, but the treatment only lasts about six months instead of 18 or more. 

This allows busy adults to strengthen the power of their smiles in a less obtrusive and time-consuming manner.

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What are the orthodontic options for correcting misalignments?

While the team at Gunnerson Dental can give you the smile of your dreams, if your concerns have more to do with alignment issues, there are plenty of orthodontic options.

Using the same clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, the team can figure out the best plan for your alignment issue and create an appropriate timeline. These types of orthodontics may take 12-24 months to complete, but the team at Gunnerson Dental makes every effort to address your alignment issues in as little time as possible.

To learn more about the orthodontics services at Gunnerson Dental, call the office or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.