Sometimes when they hear the word orthodontics, New Milford adult patients cringe and imagine a world where bright steel wire and brackets are strung across their teeth, leaving the impression to their friends and colleagues that perhaps they’re back in middle school.
Fortunately for our adult patients, nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, when they’re considering braces, New Milford dentists have an excellent tool at their disposal in the SureSmile “invisible” braces system. Instead of metal wires and brackets, SureSmile is crafted from clear plastic that’s custom-molded to the current shape of your teeth. Every few weeks, the plastic aligner is replaced with one that’s slightly different — gently pushing your teeth into their new position a little bit at a time.
The big advantage for adults here is that unlike traditional braces, the aligners are removable at the patient’s discretion; so for daily routines such as brushing and flossing, and for meals that might involve the stickier or crunchier foods that cause problems with regular braces, users of the SureSmile system find themselves with a world of flexibility.
These “invisible braces” allow adults to experience the long term benefits of orthodontic care — straighter teeth, improved bites and a healthier smile — without sacrificing their appearance and comfort in the short term. Requiring fewer office visits as well, the system is exceptionally convenient for professionals who find spare time at a premium, as well.
If you’d like more information about SureSmile and other options for improving the look and function of your smile, or you’d like to make an appointment with the orthodontist New Milford patients recommend most to their friends and family, please contact us today for an initial consultation!