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Metal braces are effective, but they can be uncomfortable and unsightly. As an alternative, Dr. Forbes offers orthodontic options in ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles in Columbia, SC for people who want to look their best while correcting mild to moderate alignment problems.

ClearCorrect Braces

ClearCorrect braces are a series of clear aligners for teenagers and adults. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and replaced with a new one until your teeth are straight. Treatment time is about one year on average, but it may vary depending on the degree of misalignment. Like metal braces, clear aligners must be worn for a specific number of hours every day.

ClearCorrect braces are great for treating crowded teeth, gapped teeth, bite problems, and rotated teeth. However, severe crowding and bite problems may respond better to traditional fixed braces. Dr. Forbes will evaluate your mouth to determine whether traditional braces or clear aligners are right for you. Teeth impressions will then be taken and forwarded to the ClearCorrect company that will create the aligners.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are fixed braces that are nearly invisible. The clear brackets and tooth-colored titanium wires work just like metal braces but are more aesthetically pleasing. The system uses gentle force to align teeth that are visible when you smile. Because the goal is improving your teeth’s appearance and not correcting bite problems, treatment can be completed in just six months (average treatment time).

Our Columbia, SC dentist Dr. Forbes will examine your mouth and take impressions to design custom wires and brackets. After getting fitted with braces, you’ll have to drop in once a month so Dr. Forbes can check your teeth’s progress. The Six Month Smiles system is recommended for treating mild misalignment.

The Advantages Of Short-Term Orthodontics Over Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have been a staple in orthodontics for decades, and they aren’t going anywhere. But the short-term orthodontic treatments at Total Dental Care are an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces. You should choose our treatment options if you don’t like the idea of having easily-seen metal brackets and wires on your teeth for well over a year. Our orthodontic options are designed to be hard to see and to cut down on your treatment time. Who wants to be having orthodontic treatment for well over a year or two? At Total Dental Care, your orthodontic treatment could take as little as six months!

Keeping Your Smile Looking Great With ClearCorrect

When you straighten your teeth using traditional metal braces, one thing that is for sure is that your orthodontic treatment won’t be a secret. With traditional metal braces, your teeth will have metal brackets and wires that give your teeth a look that is anything but attractive. If there was only a way to straighten your teeth that didn’t take away from your smile! We are here at Total Dental Care to offer you a way to straighten your teeth that doesn’t take away from your smile, and that way is through ClearCorrect!

With ClearCorrect, you will wear aligners that are see-through so that people may not even see them! They will oftentimes see right through your aligners to your beautiful white smile. Why hinder your smile with metal brackets and wires when you can straighten your teeth with ClearCorrect aligners? Not only will your smile be unaffected and not held back by traditional braces, but you will also spend less time having your treatment done because ClearCorrect is designed to take less time to straighten your teeth than traditional braces.

Dr. Forbes is an active member of the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also attends as many classes as he can to stay up to date with the most modern dental practices and technologies.

We can straighten your teeth without taking away from your beautiful white smile with our orthodontic options. Our Columbia, SC dentist, Dr. Forbes is a certified Six Month Smiles and ClearCorrect provider in the area. Find out how you can straighten your teeth without all the metal. Call 803-272-4162 today or make an appointment using our online form.


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