The short-term orthodontics is one of those things that says the teeth will only move so quickly. So it's the type of thing that says short-term means that there's small problems. Small problems—there’s things that can be done that says with enclosed, small spaces, we can move rotated teeth. We can do a lot of things that are short-term that enhance the smile. For those people that choose to elect that, they do know and understand that it's not comprehensive, we're not solving all the problems. But for some people, it's that space, it’s that crowded tooth, it’s that rotation. It's a small change that they want and need to have done, so the orthodontic component of it is the right wayin order to be able to do it. Sometimes it's done with Invisalign and sometimes it's just done with the cosmetics of the veneers or bonding. So it's the type of thing that says we value the individual, we value your expectations, we show them what we can do for them and then they make the decision based on that.
Short-Term Braces Offer Clear Benefits
Our Winnipeg, MB dentists use clear braces in our short-term orthodontics treatment. Clear braces use a series of plastic trays called aligners instead of metals and wires to correct the position of your teeth.
Benefits of clear braces:
- Removable so you can continue to enjoy all of your usual activities
- Easier to maintain your regular brushing and flossing routine
- Less noticeable by your peers or colleagues
- Trays are custom fitted for your teeth and your needs
- Fast treatment times for many patients who are good candidates
Are Short-Term Orthodontics For Me?
Short-term orthodontics can give you the smile you want in as little as six months. You might be an ideal patient for short-term orthodontics if:
- You’ve worn braces before but just need a touch-up treatment
- You have a few small gaps between teeth you’d like to close
- Your teeth are only mildly crooked
- Your bite is mostly in alignment
Choose From 3 Different Short-Term Braces Options
We offer three types of clear braces:
- Smart Moves
- K-Line clear aligners
We can help you determine which of these braces will best fulfill your needs, based on the issues you want to correct and your budget, among other factors.
It’s also possible that your needs are too complex for short-term orthodontics, something that Dr. McDermid may determine during your first orthodontic visit. It may still be possible for you to benefit from clear braces; however, you may need to wear them for a longer window of time to get results. We can also fit you with traditional braces to help improve your bite or straighten your teeth.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. McDermid today to learn what is possible for your smile through orthodontics. Reach Lakewood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, MB by phone at (204) 977-8515 or online by filling out our easy appointment request form.
Both Dr. Doug McDermid and Dr. Rose Dhillon is a graduate of University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry, and they are one of the top-notch and trusted dentists in Winnipeg, MB.