Braces Specialist

Hometown Family Dental Centers -  - Dentist

Hometown Family Dental Centers

Dentists located in Fayetteville, NC, Vass, NC & Raeford, NC

Crooked teeth create more issues than simply negatively affecting your smile. They also increase your risk of oral health issues, such as gum disease and tooth decay. Luckily, the skilled team of dental professionals at Hometown Family Dental Centers provides several different options when it comes to braces. With office locations in Fayetteville, Raeford, and Vass, North Carolina, you can schedule a consultation at your convenience. Call the office today or use the online booking tool and find out more.

Braces Q & A

Do I need braces?

If you have crooked teeth, you probably need some form of orthodontic treatment. Braces can help correct misaligned teeth and improve your smile. Your dentist will make a recommendation as to whether braces are the right choice for you.

With straighter teeth, your appearance benefits, but so does your oral health. Crooked teeth are much harder to keep clean. They can lead to the formation of pockets in your gums where bacteria from the food you eat builds up and causes inflammation and infection. Over time, this exposes you to a higher risk of gum disease, tooth decay, or even tooth loss.

Given all of the modern advances in dentistry as far as braces are concerned, it doesn’t have to be an intimidating prospect. Treatment is shorter and more convenient than ever.

Am I too old for braces?

We generally think about braces being for teens, but the answer is no, you’re never too old for braces. Since braces help improve the health of your teeth and gums, if you’re an adult with crooked teeth you should still consider braces.

Today, there are so many options when it comes to braces so it’s easy to find something that works for you. There are even options that are tooth-colored, making your treatment discreet and less daunting.

What are my options when it comes to braces?

At Hometown Family Dental Centers, the team offers two distinct types of braces. Here’s some more information on both types:

FASTBRACES®

This system uses breakthrough technology designed to do away with the arduous process of traditional braces. The patented technology of FASTBRACES promotes the process of straightening the roots of teeth to an upright position from day one. In some cases, you can see results in just three to four months.

Six Month Smiles®

This treatment system is fast, simple, and effective. On average, it takes only half a year for the clear Six Month Smiles braces to realign your teeth into optimal position. They use clear brackets that allow you to smile with confidence during treatment.

How long does it take for braces to straighten my teeth?

The length of your orthodontic treatment plan with braces depends on a variety of factors, including your desired results, braces preferences, and the state of your teeth before treatment. On average, it takes about 12 months to straighten your teeth with braces. However, since Hometown Family Dental Centers uses the pioneering technologies of FASTBRACES and Six Month Smiles, it frequently takes far less time.

If you’re curious to find out what type of braces may work best for you, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.