Today, you have many orthodontic options when it comes to achieving your goal of a “perfect” smile. Therefore, Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are viable options for many patients and offer almost immediate results. For other patients, the gradual movement of your natural teeth into their “ideal” position is part of the treatment plan. And, metal braces are now available for both teens and adults. Above all, braces, Invisalign, and Fastbraces are all great options for straightening your teeth and can be done in most of our locations with a free consultation.
First, traditional braces start with either metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to your teeth. Then, wires are threaded through slots in the brackets to create movement. After that, to connect the wires and brackets, we use super small rubber bands. And, this approach relies on a gentle (but constant) force to move your teeth. Lastly, We recommend periodic visits to our office to check the progress of your treatment. Treatment times can range from 6 months to 2 years. Traditional braces are in our Southwest Drive, Jonesboro and Paragould offices only.
One of the most popular clear braces systems available. Invisalign orthodontics provides patients with comfort, aesthetic appeal, and the highest quality materials available. In other words, this results in a faster, more comfortable treatment. We use the latest CAD/CAM technology to create a detailed alignment plan to move teeth into their ideal position. In addition, the Invisalign system offers patients the added benefit of years of research, trial, and success. In conclusion, Invisalign clear braces are durable and proven effective in shifting crooked, gapped, and misaligned teeth into position along the path of least resistance.
Fastbraces® Technology gently allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, achieving root parallelism at the beginning stages, thus completing treatment from 3 months to about a year. However, some patients see results in just weeks! Some People may ask if fast braces are painful, however, University research has shown that Fastbraces® Technology has low mean frictional forces, a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction, and pain reduction with fitting front and back teeth together. Fastbraces are in our Blytheville and West Memphis offices only.
If you would like to learn more about all of the braces options available at Higginbotham Family Dental, please give your local practice a call today or Complete the Form Below To Request A Free Consultation. We look forward to helping you find out if traditional metal braces, Invisalign, or Fastbraces is the right option to create your “perfect” smile! We also offer Dental Payment Plans and accept Care Credit!