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:
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!
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!
December 23, 2014
Our office will be closed for the holidays December 24th – January 4th. We will be back in the office Monday January 5th, 2015 at 8:30 am.
If you have an emergency, please call 989-488-3394 and one of our assistants will be happy to help you. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible.
A couple of helpful hints to remedy what problems you may encounter during non-business hours:
*Irritating or poking wires: cover the wire with the orthodontic wax we have provided you. If you are having trouble keeping that in place you may want to purchase “Mack’s Ear Pillows”, this is a silicone wax that is available at most general merchandise stores.
*Loose brackets: If you have a loose bracket and it is NOT causing any discomfort you will be okay to wait until the office re-opens. If it is causing pain please call the emergency number.
If you are a new patient that is looking to set up a consultation please call 989-488-3393 and we will be happy to assist you! If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Davis and Davis Orthodontics!