If you’re like many of our patients, there’s no better time of year to get started on orthodontics in Highlands Ranch than in the summer. That’s especially true for older teens who are in high school or college on break. But it’s also true of busy parents and working professionals who may have more flexible schedules this season.
What you may not know is that we can straighten smiles in as little as 120 days! That means you could potentially finish your orthodontic treatment before the end of the year – in fact, before the holiday season and all the gatherings and photos involved.
Don’t wait any longer – your straighter smile could be literally months away! Call 720-644-8186 today for a free orthodontics consultation with Dr. Haynes, Dr. McKeever, or Dr. McCabe.
Invisible Braces Can Straighten Your Smile in as Little as 9 Months
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, your treatment is far from what you might have experienced when you were a teenager. If we find that you’re a good candidate for orthodontics, you should consider Invisalign if your overall goal is comfort, appearance, and convenience.
Invisalign doesn’t use metal braces to straighten teeth. Having metal in your mouth can take some time to get used to, plus it is possible that it can irritate the inside of your mouth. Plus, wires and brackets can break if you aren’t careful with your diet.
Invisalign uses clear, high-grade plastic trays, or aligners, to straighten your teeth instead. There’s no metal to cause any irritation or metal pieces to break. And as opposed to traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth differently, so you’ll only feel slight pressure. Invisalign patients who’ve had braces before say this is much more comfortable than traditional braces.
This one is obvious, but it can be underappreciated. If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, a big deciding factor for this choice is the nearly invisible aligners. You won’t have to worry about compromising your appearance to get a better smile. After all, you already don’t want people staring at your smile, so this will keep your look in tact. You’ll also love that you can see the progress as you go through treatment.
Many of our working adult patients, especially those in sales or who have a lot of face-to-face time with colleagues or clients, like that they don’t look “immature.”
One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable for eating and special occasions. This does take some discipline, as you still have to wear them for 22 hours a day. But you won’t have to change your diet like you do with braces. If you want to eat a salad, you won’t have to worry about lettuce sticking in brackets. If you want to eat popcorn, just take out the aligners and enjoy.
Even though the aligners are barely noticeable, if at all, many people take them out for special occasions or work meetings.
Fastbraces Can Straighten Your Smile in as Little as 4 Months
Another option for orthodontics in Highlands Ranch is Fastbraces. These are not traditional braces. They use the latest technology to move teeth differently, which is why they work so fast. And they’re more comfortable than traditional braces for that reason.
If your overall concern is speed, then Fastbraces may be your best option. With all the recent changes in Invisalign technology, you may be able to finish Invisalign treatment in just nine months. However, Fastbraces can take as little as four months! If you started soon, you could have your braces off by the end of the year!
Fastbraces don’t take as long as other orthodontics options, so they are often more affordable. That’s usually true for the cost of Fastbraces vs. Invisalign. Ask us about how you can pay for your care in a way that doesn’t break the bank.
Invisalign may be convenient because of the removable aligners. But Fastbraces is usually a better option for someone who doesn’t want to take out aligners or isn’t disciplined enough to keep them in long enough each day. If you don’t keep your aligners in for the recommended period of time, then your overall treatment could take longer and cost more.
Orthodontics Is Made Easy Here
Both of our Highlands Ranch orthodontics options fit different lifestyles and goals. Many patients are good candidates for both, while Fastbraces may be better for those fixing cosmetic problems rather than alignment issues. To find out more about how you can get a straight smile, call Highlands Ranch Smiles today at 720-644-8186 for a free consultation. You can also request a visit online. We look forward to seeing you!