Orthodontics

  • Aesop May Have Known A Thing Or Two About Orthodontics

    October 25, 2016

    Remember Aesop’s fable about The Tortoise and the Hare? Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well in today’s age of instant gratification that can be a hard sell – especially when you have a teen who wants a selfie-ready smile as fast as possible.

    Luckily your teen doesn’t need to live through years of orthodontics anymore in order to get the smile they desire! With new technology and techniques we can accelerate the pace of orthodontics and help your teen smile freely faster.

    You may have read about fast alternatives to traditional braces; well just like a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, things aren’t always what they seem. These techniques often involve moving just a few teeth as opposed to looking at the overall smile and well being of a patient.

    At Davis & Davis Orthodontics, Dr. Dale and Dr. Lisa look at the overall wellness of their patients and help them to choose a course of action that benefits the individual.  For teens that want the fastest route to a straight smile, we focus on Accelerated Orthodontics to help your teen achieve their desired smile.

    Below are just a few of the paths we offer:

    1. AcceleDent®: it’s an orthodontics system that goes over the braces for 20 minutes each day to accelerate the work the braces are doing by up to 50%. Which means shorter time in braces!

    2. The PROPEL® System can also be used in combination with current orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces. The PROPEL System helps move teeth into their desired position 50% faster than teeth can move with Invisalign and traditional braces alone.

    While speed is often a big factor when choosing a treatment plan, so are looks. Your teen may not want metal braces in their selfies even if it means having orthodontics for a shorter period of time. If that’s the case, he or she should ask about Invisalign® Teen. Invisalign aligners are made of nearly invisible clear plastic. Many teens also like that the aligners are removable so they can eat whatever they want.

    So whether you have a Tortoise or a Hare for a teen – we’ll help you, and them, chose a treatment plan that’s right for them. AND we’ll make sure they get the best smile at the end – regardless of which path they choose.

    To book a consultation call our Midland, MI office at (989) 631-1334 today. Dr. Dale and Dr. Lisa can’t wait to meet you and your teen!