Orthodontics in Fontana, CA
Your professional image matters. At WinningSmiles in Fontana, CA, we get that.
But we also know that your oral health and appearance matter, and sometimes orthodontics is the right option for correcting teeth that are overlapping, crowded, widely spaced, or otherwise misaligned.
Fortunately, we have a solution that will allow you to correct misalignments discreetly, without announcing your orthodontic treatment to the world.
We are proud to offer our patients three effective and efficient options for orthodontics that won’t interfere with your lifestyle.
SIX MONTH SMILES
- How does Six Month Smiles work?
- How can Six Month Smiles change your smile so quickly?
- Who should get Six Month Smiles braces?
INVISALIGN AND CLEAR CORRECT
- How does treatment work with Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
- How long do I wear the aligners each day?
- What are the pros and cons of Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
- Why is it a good idea to straighten crooked teeth?
- Who should get braces?
- Will I have to wear a retainer after treatment?
- How can I find out more about Six Month Smiles and clear braces?
SIX MONTH SMILES
Six Month Smiles is a cosmetic orthodontic system we use in our Fontana, CA dental office that is designed to help adults improve the appearance of the teeth that show when they smile. Similar to traditional braces, this system uses brackets and wires to move your teeth into a more aesthetic position. The difference is that the brackets and wires are clear, and most people will hardly be able to see them.
As the name suggests, treatment takes an average of six months. Your dentist will assess your needs and create your personalized treatment plan to let you know how long your treatment will take.
How does Six Month Smiles work?
Similar to traditional orthodontics, Six Month Smiles uses a system of wires and brackets to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional orthodontics, however, Six Month Smiles in Fontana, CA uses clear wires and brackets that are very subtle. Most people won’t even notice you have braces.
How can Six Month Smiles change your smile so quickly?
Success with Six Month Smiles at our Fontana, CA dental office is quicker than traditional braces because treatment is focused only on those teeth that show when you smile.
Who should get Six Month Smiles braces?
People who do not have complex bite issues and who are mainly concerned with the teeth that show when they smile are often the best candidates for Six Month Smiles.
INVISALIGN AND CLEAR CORRECT
How does treatment work with Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
These systems both use clear BPA-free plastic aligners to gently move your teeth into correct alignment. Invisalign and ClearCorrect can be used in Fontana, CA to correct most common orthodontic issues, including crowding, overlapped teeth, twisted teeth, wide spacing, and some bite issues.
Treatment with clear aligners is simple:
We’ll assess your needs and develop a customized treatment plan from start to finish.
We’ll send our specific instructions along with digital impressions of your teeth to the lab where your aligners will be crafted.
Once your aligners are ready, we’ll notify you so you can return to our Fontana, CA dental office.
We’ll explain how to wear your aligners, how often you should switch them out, and how to care for them.
Our patients who we have treated with Invisalign and ClearCorrect love all the advantages that aligners offer compared to conventional orthodontic treatment. For instance, because you remove the aligners to eat, you don’t have to worry about dietary limitations. You can still enjoy all your favorite foods! Additionally, since you remove the aligners to clean your teeth, you don’t have to deal with floss threaders and other implements to help clean around brackets and wires.
How long do I wear the aligners each day?
You’ll wear your aligners at least 22 hours each day, removing them for eating and cleaning, and switching aligner sets as directed by your WinningSmiles dentist.
At your periodic check-ups, we’ll confirm that your treatment is proceeding according to schedule.
Since the aligners are clear and designed specifically to fit your teeth, most people will never know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment!
What are the pros and cons of Invisalign and ClearCorrect?
The biggest pro of both clear braces is the fact that they are virtually invisible. No one will even realize you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is a great benefit for adults who don’t want to feel embarrassed about braces or who don’t want to have to cover up their smiles.
Traditional bracket and wire metal braces take much longer; with Invisalign and ClearCorrect, you can have straight teeth in a shorter amount of time. Most of our Fontana, CA patients have completed clear braces treatment in just six to 18 months.
If you have minor orthodontic issues, such as crowded or crooked teeth, you will probably only have to wear the aligners for a short amount of time.
Because the aligners are removable, this means eating and cleaning your teeth is no different from when you were not undergoing treatment. You can enjoy all of your favorite foods and clean your teeth normally.
Many people report that they ate less with Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Since the process of removing the aligners and brushing their teeth can be a bit cumbersome, many people skip snacking instead.
Treatment can be less expensive with both Invisalign and ClearCorrect than it is with regular braces.
The cons of clear braces treatment include the fact that it can be easy to misplace your aligners. It’s easy to wrap them in a napkin while eating, then forget about the aligner and toss it away with the napkin.
Compliance can be a challenge with Invisalign and ClearCorrect, and you must be responsible for wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours each day if you want to reach your smile goals.
Why is it a good idea to straighten crooked teeth?
Straight teeth can be healthier because they are easier to take care of. When teeth are crooked, misaligned, or overlapped, bacteria can settle in those hard-to-reach crevices. Plaque can build up in those places and cause cavities and other issues.
Straight teeth are also more attractive from an esthetic standpoint—and they can take years off your appearance!
Who should get braces?
If you suffer from any of the following issues, getting orthodontic treatment at our Fontana, CA dental office can help:
- Those who suffer from TMJ or TMD. A misaligned bite can contribute to painful jaw disorders.
- Those who find it difficult to clean their teeth properly because of crooked or overlapped teeth. It’s easy for food particles to get stuck between teeth when they are not properly aligned, and these particles feed bacteria. Even with good oral hygiene, it can be tough to remove the ensuing plaque buildup.
- Those with misaligned, crooked, or overlapped teeth.
- Those with moderate bite issues.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, or ClearCorrect is to contact our Fontana, CA dental office to make an appointment for a consultation.
Will I have to wear a retainer after treatment?
All Fontana, CA orthodontic patients should wear a retainer after treatment to protect the teeth from sliding back into their original position. Retainers are a must to protect your investment!
How can I find out more about Six Month Smiles and clear braces?
Call our Fontana, CA dental office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our dentists to learn more about clear braces and see if they can help correct your orthodontic concerns.