Orthodontics is the treatment of correcting misalignment of the teeth or jaw. In addition to straightening the teeth, we have to make sure that we create a perfect bite as well.
Having a correctly aligned bite is very important, not only for aesthetics but also for proper chewing function and TMJ (jaw joint) health. Dr. Samantha Chien ensures that your treatment results in both a beautiful smile and optimum function. From teens to adults, we have options that can address a variety of needs.
At Cypress Dental, Dr. Samantha Chien is a provider of Six Month Smiles Short-term Orthodontics for adults. This may be an appropriate option for patients looking to straighten their teeth but are concerned about wearing metal braces or the extended treatment time for comprehensive orthodontics.
Dr. Chien provides two options:
- Invisible Aligners: These custom trays flex against your teeth and move them gently, resulting in greater comfort during treatment. They are removable, allowing you to continue eating the foods you love, while allowing you to brush and floss with ease. Trays must be worn at least 22 hours each day, removing them only to brush, floss, eat, or drink.
- Esthetic Braces: Dr. Chien uses a discreet clear bracket system and tooth colored wires that are barely noticeable.
It is important to note that Six Month Smiles does have limitations, and is not an appropriate treatment for every case. During a consultation with Dr. Chien, she will determine which orthodontic option will address your specific dental needs. Because our team embraces a philosophy of comprehensive care, we believe it is important to choose an option that will address function and health, in addition to esthetics. Choosing the appropriate treatment option will help you invest in your oral health for years to come.