There are many reasons you might want to explore fast teeth straightening options.
Patient A wants the treatment to be quick because she is getting married in 6 months and wants perfect teeth for the big day.
Patient B is worried about the embarrassment of wearing braces and wants the treatment to be over as quickly as possible.
And Patient C is simply impatient and wants to know the fastest way to achieve results.
These are all valid concerns and are not uncommon. If you identify with any of these scenarios, you’ll be pleased to learn there is an orthodontic system to suit your situation.
In this blog, we will explore why orthodontic treatment times differ and then look at some of the systems available from Sloan Dental to help you achieve results fast.
How is treatment length determined?
When you choose a traditional orthodontic treatment, the time it takes will depend on your clinical requirement. There isn’t much that can be done to speed up the orthodontic treatment process, but there are things that can make the treatment more discreet and less of a burden.
Choosing to only straighten the “social six” teeth is one way to speed up the treatment time. The social six are the teeth at the top front of your mouth. These are the teeth that are visible when you smile, so if your teeth straightening goals are purely aesthetic, this is an excellent option.
In general, the top teeth are more manoeuvrable than the bottom teeth. This is because the upper jaw is softer than the lower jaw. So if you are looking for faster results, focussing on the top teeth only can help to speed things along.
Orthodontic options on a deadline
If you have a deadline to keep, a system like Cfast Braces can straighten the smile in as little as 6 weeks. If your focus is purely aesthetic and you want to achieve a smile transformation in a short space of time, the Cfast is the obvious option. This fixed orthodontic system uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so your short treatment time will also be very discreet.
Discreet orthodontic options
Another reason that individuals want a fast treatment time is that they feel embarrassed to smile with braces on. If your fear of wearing braces is holding you back from achieving your dream smile, you should explore a clear aligner system such as Invisalign or Clear Aligner.
With Invisalign, you can completely transform your whole smile and never worry about feeling embarrassed. The clear aligner trays are discreet and almost imperceptible. And because they are removable, you can take them out for special occasions.
You’ll need to wear your clear aligners for 22 hours per day, so skipping a day will lengthen the overall treatment time. Regularly skipping days is not recommended.
For fast results with an invisible aligner, Clear Aligners can be used to straighten the front 6 teeth. This means you can enjoy fast results and not worry about fixed braces holding you back. You’ll barely notice you’re wearing them, and neither will anyone else.
Same-day straightening options
If you’re truly impatient and want to see results fast, enamel recontouring or composite bonding is the option for you. Rather than straighten the teeth, small imperfections can be addressed using a resin material. This resin is applied directly to the teeth, shaped as required and then hardened with a special light.
You could walk into any Sloan Dental practice with crooked teeth and walk out with teeth that appear perfectly aligned the same day. This is a much cheaper alternative to veneers, and unlike veneers, the tooth structure will not be altered in any way.
If you want to explore your teeth straightening options with our team, get in touch with Sloan Dental today. We can help you to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of on a schedule that works for you.