Invisalign Temecula CA
Are you concerned about how crooked or crowded teeth impact your smile? When we’re unhappy with our smile, it can dampen our self-esteem and hinder us from socializing and enjoying life. With modern orthodontics, you can attain the symmetrical, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Matthew Adamo and Dr. Byron L. Carr are dentists with decades of experience providing comprehensive dental care for children and adults, including orthodontics. As braces have improved and evolved over the years, Drs. Carr and Adamo have kept pace with the changes, enabling them to provide Hemet and Temecula patients with several options for orthodontic treatment.
Whether you are interested in Invisalign in Temecula, CA, Six Month Smiles braces, or traditional braces for children and adults, we would love to help you.
Benefits of Straight Teeth Beyond Aesthetics
For most adults, aesthetics drives their desire to straighten their teeth with orthodontic treatment. What they often don’t consider are the numerous oral health benefits that go hand-in-hand with straight teeth.
Yes, braces will give you a more attractive smile that enhances your confidence and self-esteem, but results go far beyond aesthetics. Straight teeth have the following benefits:
- Easier to brush and floss to help prevent cavities and gum disease
- Reduce abnormal dental wear and breakage
- Help you chew and speak properly
- Reduce the possibility of injury to protruding teeth
- Correct bite issues that can cause headaches and TMJ pain
Invisalign Clear Braces for Adults and Teens
If you are an adult or older teen who wants straighter teeth without metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are a great alternative. Several sets of customized clear aligners take the place of metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth and blend discreetly with your smile. And because advances in dental technology have also benefited orthodontics, modern braces are now smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable than ever.
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign in Hemet, CA, is as easy as wearing each set for 2-3 weeks and then switching to the next set. Since your clear aligners are removable, you can brush and floss easily and continue to enjoy your favorite meals without restriction. And the best part is that Invisalign is virtually invisible, so no one will ever know you’re wearing them!
A Straighter Smile in Just Six Months
Six Month Smiles braces are a perfect solution for adults who don’t want or need a bite adjustment and are only interested in making cosmetic improvements. By treating only the teeth that show when you smile, we can help you correct alignment issues in as little as six months. Six Month Smiles treatment uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires on your teeth, so they are discreet.
Traditional Orthodontics for Children and Adults
In some cases, traditional braces are the optimal treatment to help adults and children deal with more complex bite issues and misalignment.
Drs. Adamo and Carr like to see children for an orthodontic evaluation around age six or seven when the permanent molars arrive. While all kids should have this evaluation, not all need braces. In fact, early orthodontic intervention with retainers, space maintainers, and palatal expanders often eliminates the need for braces in the future.
Adults with alignment or bite issues too complex for Invisalign to address can also benefit from traditional braces in Temecula, CA.
How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
We can’t say how long your treatment might last until your dentist performs a thorough orthodontic evaluation to understand your unique needs. Generally speaking, Invisalign and traditional orthodontics treatment times are about the same at 12-24 months or longer. As the name implies, Six Month Smiles treatment can take 4-9 months, with six months being the average.
An Attractive, Healthier Smile Is Possible with Orthodontics
If you are a patient at our Hemet or Temecula dental offices, you’ll appreciate that you don’t have to go to a specialist for orthodontic treatment. With Dr. Carr’s and Dr. Adamo’s extensive training and experience, they can provide all the treatment and follow-up care you or your children need in our comfortable and friendly dental locations.