Orthodontics in Tucson, AZ
At one time, you rarely saw anyone in braces except kids and teens. But more and more adults are learning that they too can enjoy a straight, healthy smile. Whether you suffered a relapse after not wearing your retainer or you want to check into orthodontics for the first time, orthodontics at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry can help!
Traditional orthodontics are still the best bet for younger patients and adults with complicated alignment and bite problems. However, short-term braces have helped rejuvenate the smiles of millions of adults who’d given up hope of ever having straight teeth. We’re pleased to offer our patients both options!
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign aligners offer a discreet way to address many orthodontic problems that were traditionally corrected with traditional metal braces. You can take the custom-made aligners out for eating and brushing, but you need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day for optimal results.
Since Invisalign aligners are clear and conform closely to the shape of your teeth, most people won’t notice you’re wearing them. Within a year or less, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of a straight smile!
PowerProx Six Month Braces
Traditional orthodontics address significant alignment problems that can take years to correct. However, we’ve found that the majority of adults have only slight tooth misalignment and don’t need to have their bite adjusted. By concentrating only on the teeth that show when you smile, we can straighten your teeth comfortably in as little as six months.
Other advantages of using PowerProx are:
- The brackets and wires are tooth-colored and very small.
- Your teeth are moved gently, so there’s little discomfort.
- In most cases, treatment takes between four and nine months.
- Since treatment time is shorter, the cost is usually less than traditional braces.
Inman Aligners are a removable orthodontic treatment that offers another discreet method for correcting the alignment of crooked or crowded teeth that show when you smile. Dr. Allen is the only dentist in Tucson who’s certified to use Inman Aligners, and they’re the only removable orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth in a matter of weeks.
The patented aligners are placed on the inside and outside of your front teeth, creating a gentle, opposing force. The inner aligner pushes your teeth gently forward while the outer aligner gently pushes the teeth back. This unique action gradually guides your teeth into a beautiful, straight smile.
If your teeth are severely misaligned or you have a problem with the way your upper and lower jaw meet (malocclusion), traditional silver or ceramic braces will usually provide the best results. But you don’t have to worry about living with an unattractive mouthful of metal. Even traditional orthodontics have seen amazing improvements in recent years, making them less conspicuous and more comfortable to wear.
At Sabino Hills Family Dentistry, we can help you resolve just about any alignment issue you have. Give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to arrange an orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Allen. At that time, he’ll listen to your concerns, explain your options, and help you decide which of our treatments will help you enjoy a straight healthy smile.