Perfecting Your Smile With Orthodontics in Temple, TX

Posted on Behalf of Lakewood Dental Trails

A smile is a wonderful asset that improves the wearers mood, attitude, appearance, and even brighten other people’s day. Having a perfect and beautiful smile can affect a person’s overall attitude, and it is also essential for daily human interaction. That is why some people go extra miles to achieve straighter and brighter teeth with the help of dentistry. Lakewood Dental Trails knows how important a smile is for everyone’s physical and mental well-being that is why they offer Orthodontic solutions to help patients achieve a perfect smile.

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What is Orthodontics?

A branch of dentistry that focuses on fixing irregularities of the teeth and jaw structure using dental appliances. These dental appliances are worn by patients to gradually move their teeth into the correct position which also changes the jaw structure. Orthodontics or Orthodontia is in charge of the diagnosis, treatment, and correction of irregularities like misalignments or malocclusions of the teeth. The correction of the teeth aberrations does not only improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can also help in keeping it healthy and away from any bacterial infections or diseases. Misalignments are harder to clean due to the areas which cannot be reached by toothbrush or floss; it can promote the growth of bacterias and eventually lead to decay. There are several orthodontic solutions offered, but most people nowadays prefer to have a more discreet and comfortable solution that can also provide a faster treatment compared to traditional metal braces.


Orthodontics Offered at Lakewood Dental Trails


Invisalign is a specific brand of Clear Aligners that is an alternative option for straightening teeth than using metal braces. The main difference Invisalign offer is, instead of using metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is made of transparent thermoplastic materials that provide the same results with traditional braces. Invisalign is removable; the dentist provides it by sets and by sequence, which allows the patient replace their aligners every two weeks to follow new teeth alignment. While Invisalign is removable, it is recommended to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day for a more effective treatment. It provides a  comfortable and convenient procedure since it applies a more controlled and continuous pressure that can gradually move the teeth without having to go to a dentist office for adjustments or tightening. Recommended dental visits are every four to six weeks for the evaluation of the results of the treatment. Cleaning is also easy since Invisalign can be removed which allows the patient follow regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine without worrying about wires and brackets that can get in the way.

Six Months Smiles

It is a type of orthodontic treatment referred to as Clear Braces. It generally works like the traditional braces with brackets and wires though Six Months Smiles provides a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. It is consist of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that are hardly noticeable making it discrete. Six Months Smiles focuses on the teeth that are showing whenever a person smiles, and these teeth are easier to manipulate giving it faster results. As its name implies, the treatment lasts around six months and even less depending on the severity of the misalignments. It also applies a much-controlled pressure when moving the teeth giving the comfortable treatment duration to the patient. For keeping the teeth and the clear braces clean, make sure to be cautious by using a soft-bristled toothbrush and by softly brushing the braces to prevent damage. Make sure that the teeth are correctly clean in between to avoid bacterias from harming it.

Orthodontic treatments can help people achieve straighter and beautiful teeth to boost their physical and mental state. Perfecting your smile with orthodontics does not only help with its appearance, but it can also promote the overall dental health by making sure that the teeth can be cleaned adequately for healthier and perfect smile.

Give your smile a boost! Book an appointment with Lakewood Dental Trails and check out our Orthodontic treatments in Temple, TX. We are located at 10252 W. Adams Ave #101, Temple, TX 76502.



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