You’re never too old to achieve straighter teeth with braces. Nearly five million Americans, many of them adults, wear braces on their teeth each year to improve their smiles. At Marietta Dental and Implant Center in Southwest Marietta, Georgia, Damian Sommerville, DDS, offers several different options, including Invisalign® and FASTBRACES®. He works closely with patients to develop personalized orthodontic treatment plans that deliver fast, game-changing results. To see how he can enhance your smile with braces, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
If you have crooked teeth, you likely need some form of braces. Why does having crooked teeth pose an oral health risk? It’s simple — crooked teeth are much harder to keep clean. They’re far likelier to have buildups of plaque in pockets around your gum line. Over time, this increases your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
With modern advances in orthodontics, getting braces doesn’t have to be intimidating or embarrassing. Treatment to straighten your teeth with braces now takes less time than ever before, and there are a host of options that you can wear on your teeth discreetly.
No, you’re practically never too old for braces. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teenager or an adult — you can benefit from braces. Dr. Sommerville encourages his patients, reminding them that it’s never too late to improve their smiles. He offers different options that can accommodate your treatment needs and preferences.
Besides traditional braces, Dr. Sommerville and the team at Marietta Dental and Implant Center offer several cutting-edge alternatives, such as:
More than six million men, women, and teens have chosen Invisalign to enhance their smiles. This clear, removable aligner system applies controlled force, gradually shifting teeth into optimal position. The aligners are transparent, so nobody can tell you’re even wearing a dental appliance. You can also take them out when you eat and brush your teeth.
This technology allows the process of straightening the roots of teeth to an upright position to start from day one. Fastbraces are patented metal braces that can be tooth-colored and treat overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowding, and spacing issues faster than traditional braces.
The specifics of orthodontic treatment can vary widely. Depending on factors such as the state of your smile, your age, desired results, and the type of braces you opt for, treatment can take anywhere from 1-3 years. However, in some cases, treatment with braces can only require a few months.
When you express interest in braces, Dr. Sommerville discusses what to expect in regards to your treatment plan during an initial consultation. This conversation will help you gain a better understanding of what your orthodontic treatment will look like. It’ll also help you figure out what type of time frame to plan for.
To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.