Simply said, it is using braces (orthodontics) to improve the appearance of ones upper front teeth or the lower front teeth in a very short time – usually about six months. It is limited orthodontics not comprehensive orthodontics. The objective is to move only the front six to eight teeth only and not change the bite overall. Because the objective is limited, the time span to achieve a more esthetic smile is very short.
Traditional orthodontic braces are used but upon request we can use ceramic or white brackets instead of the metal ones. This approach is faster than Invisalign that uses the clear trays, and it is more precise. In fact, many doctors who use Invisalign often incorporate traditional braces for the final touch.
Some people may consider veneers or crowns to close gaps or give the illusion of a corrected alignment of the teeth (Dr. Silberman does a great job with these too) and admittedly this approach can have final results in only two appointments BUT the veneers and crowns require irreversible changes to your teeth. Healthy enamel is taken away forever. Neither crowns nor veneers do not last forever- everything has to be repeated (and paid for) every so often. Short Term braces are the most natural, most conservative and least invasive approach for you to improve your appearance. And Short Term braces costs less that crowns or veneers – often thousands of dollars less.
Once the teeth are in better alignment they are easier to keep clean and healthy. Fillings last longer and the gums are also easier to maintain.
If you are like many people who have been bothered by crooked front teeth but do want them “filed down” or thought that dental braces committed you to two or more years of treatment Short Term orthodontics offers an healthy and usually less expensive choice.
Not every one is a candidate for Short Term braces, however. Gum disease or significant malalignment may make this technique not possible. Call our office and arrange for a complimentary examination for accelerated orthodontics and Dr. Silberman and his experienced staff will be happy to provide additional information.Back