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Straighter Teeth for Adults in Less Time

  • February 10, 2014

Have you always wanted to have beautiful, straight teeth but think that you are way past the ideal age for wearing corrective braces? And even if you’ve been told that adults and not just teenagers can still benefit from braces, the thought of wearing those highly visible metal wires and brackets to work where everyone can notice, or worse, tease you, is enough to take away any motivation that you might have for trying out this effective treatment.

But perhaps South Carolina dentist Dr. Doug Forbes can bring some of that motivation back with ClearCorrect and Six-Month Smiles treatments that he offers at his Columbia SC dental clinic, Total Dental Care of South Carolina. Both can be worn with ease by adults because as opposed to highly visible traditional braces, ClearCorrect clear aligners are virtually invisible while Six-Month Smiles consist of barely visible clear brackets and tooth-colored wires.

ClearCorrect consists of clear plastic aligners that are smooth and comfortable and won’t scratch or poke the inside of your mouth. At the same time, they are easily removable when you need to eat, brush or floss your teeth, which makes wearing them very convenient. ClearCorrect moves your teeth gradually into place with each change in the aligner set in under a year of treatment, which is definitely less than the usual 18 months or more that it takes to finish treatment with traditional metal braces.

And if the less than a year treatment period of ClearCorrect does not impress you, wait to be amazed by Six-Month Smiles. As the name indicates, this short-term orthodontic treatment can give you straight, healthy teeth in as short as six months, using consistent gentle force from the glued-on braces and inserted flexible wires to align the teeth that you show when you smile, moving these teeth forward and outward, improving your appearance.

To know which type of teeth straightening treatment will better match your requirements, set an appointment now with Columbia SC dentist and certified ClearCorrect and Six-Month Smiles provider Dr. Doug Forbes by calling 803-272-4162.


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