If you think you’re too old to achieve the smile of your dreams, it may be time to think again. Thanks to modern orthodontic treatments, such as clear braces, restoring your pearly whites to their original condition is easier than ever. Todd Hunt, DDS, is proud to offer his patients access to clear braces at Hunt Orthodontics. He has three convenient offices in Muskegon, North Muskegon, and Fremont, Michigan. Schedule a consultation online or by phone today to learn more about clear braces.
No. Over the course of the last two decades, a variety of more subtle orthodontic treatments have become available.
At Hunt Orthodontics, Dr. Hunt offers clear braces that are made with ceramic or plastic brackets. He also offers patients access to the Invisalign® system, a series of clear, removable orthodontic aligners.
Clear braces aren’t entirely invisible, but they’re much less noticeable than traditional braces. What’s more, the brackets used in clear braces are specifically designed to mimic the light-reflecting properties of your teeth. This means whenever you smile or laugh, your orthodontic appliances are much less visible.
Dr. Hunt generally recommends clear braces for adults and responsible teenagers.
Ceramic and plastic braces are much more delicate than traditional metal brackets and also easier to stain. Because of this, clear braces require extra attention and care. Many children and young teenagers aren’t mature enough to handle the necessary day-to-day maintenance.
Younger patients are also more likely to suffer injuries that can damage their orthodontic appliances. Dr. Hunt specializes in early orthodontic treatment, so the best way to determine if your child is a good candidate for clear braces is to schedule a consultation.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and practice good oral hygiene, you can start orthodontic treatment right away.
However, if you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis, it’s crucial to address these issues first. Left untreated, gum disease negatively affects your orthodontic treatment and prevents you from achieving stunning, long-lasting results.
Yes, after Dr. Hunt removes your clear braces, he’ll ask you to wear a retainer. Although this may seem like a hassle, it’s absolutely crucial to the success of your orthodontic treatment.
A retainer prevents your teeth from moving again, ensuring your smile stays how Dr. Hunt intended.
To learn more about the benefits of clear braces, schedule an appointment at Hunt Orthodontics online or by phone today.