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Orthodontics/Invisalign: Your Clear Path To A Straighter Smile

Young woman with gorgeous smileWith most dental offices, as soon as the word “orthodontics” enters the conversation, they can’t get you out the door fast enough to see another doctor. At Serene Family Dental, we like to form longstanding relationships with our patients, and an important part of that is providing them with everything they need under one roof. This is why Dr. Rana Lee is happy to offer a multitude of orthodontic treatments that are perfect for patients of all ages and lifestyles. Whether you’re ready to straighten your own teeth or help your child, you can trust that we’ll have what you need.

Traditional Orthodontics

Teen girl with bracket and wire braces

Traditional metal braces are one of the most reliable, durable, and versatile orthodontic treatments ever, and that’s why they have been used to help children and adults effectively straighten their teeth for more than 30 years. They are especially good for children because the metal brackets and wires can withstand the rough and tumble life of a child, plus they can customize their treatment by choosing from a variety of brightly colored rubber bands (which are used to hold the wires in place). 

Modern day braces work using the same principle they always have: they apply gentle pressure to the teeth that gradually moves them into a straighter, more functional position. Fortunately, they have advanced with the times, making them much smaller, more comfortable, and sleeker than ones from the past.

Invisalign®

Young girl with flawless straight teeth

Invisalign is perfect for the person who wants to straighten their teeth without having to alter their appearance or daily habits. Rather than using brackets and wires, it utilizes a series of clear plastic aligner trays. Every set of trays is custom-made for each patient, and after wearing the entire series, their smile will be beautifully straight.

Adults and teens love this treatment because the trays themselves are practically invisible to the naked eye, and the smooth plastic fits so comfortably with the gums and lips. Also, the trays are removable, meaning that a patient can take them off whenever they need to eat or brush their teeth, giving them the freedom to enjoy their life like they always have. Even better, in some cases, Invisalign has actually shown to complete treatment faster than traditional orthodontics.

Six Month Smiles

Woman with Six Month Smiles braces

This treatment works by applying braces in the most efficient way possible, in that they are used to only straighten the teeth that show when a person smiles. This typically means that only the front 4 teeth need to be moved, which allows them to shift much faster than if the entire mouth was being adjusted.

Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires similar to traditional metal braces, but the brackets themselves are much smaller and less noticeable. Also, just because the treatment is faster, it doesn’t mean that more pressure is being applied to the teeth. Six Month Smiles is gentle, effective, and it can give you a beautiful new smile in just a fraction of the time needed by traditional orthodontics.

Are you tired of seeing your crooked teeth in the mirror every day? Are you concerned about your child’s misaligned teeth? In either case, Serene Family Dental can help, and we guarantee we’ll find the perfect treatment to give you the straighter smile you’ve always wanted.

To learn more about our orthodontic options, simply contact our office today. We gladly serve patients in McKinney, Stonebridge Ranch, Prosper, and New Hope.

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