Many Birmingham adults dream of having a celebrity smile, but for some, the thought of enduring months or years with a mouth full of metal thwarts those dreams. If you live in the Birmingham area and don’t want to sport old-school metal braces, we are happy to report that there is a better way. There […]
Now is a great time to have crooked teeth! Why? They can easily be straightened. There are few technological wonders of our era that are more appreciated than modern braces. Teeth straightening hardware of past generations in Birmingham had many drawbacks. They often involved a whole orthodontic tool kit–full metal bands, headgear, elastics, spacers, and […]
The first things most adult Mountain Brook teeth-straightening clients ask about are the newer systems, sometimes called clear braces and adults braces. Invisalign and damon braces are two brand names of alternative orthodontic systems popular in Vestavia Hills, Crestline and Homewood. Many of our adult orthodontic patients have been embarrassed by their crooked teeth for many years and have developed a habit of covering their mouth when they smile. It is great to see them smiling confidently after they have completed treatment.
There are still some kids (and many adults!) that are not thrilled about having metallic fuchsia bands and neon yellow wires adorning their teeth. Discrete Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable and straighten teeth just as quickly and effectively as metal braces. Another benefit of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are not permanently attached to the teeth. Invisalign aligners are easily slipped out for brushing, flossing, meals, and sports. If your Birmingham child plays a musical instrument that defies traditional braces, removable aligners may be the best option.