Patients Choose Limestone Dental for Orthodontics in Wilmington, DE
We know how valuable a confident, beautiful and healthy smile is to our patients. As added value for our Limestone Dental Associates clients, we offer several orthodontic options to help you achieve your smile goals. We also appreciate the notion that metal braces are no longer (if they ever were) an orthodontic preference. That’s one of many reasons why we’re a premier location for orthodontics in Wilmington, DE—we provide modern, expedient and reliable options that our patients trust.
Three Modern Treatment Options for Orthodontics in Wilmington
Bye, bye metal braces! At Limestone Dental Associates, we provide the most innovative, advanced and inconspicuous orthodontics in Wilmington, DE. Rather than metal braces that are not typically considered attractive, can be uncomfortable, and require several trips to the office, we offer three modern orthodontic treatments:
- Six Month Smiles
- Clear Retainers
All three orthodontic options above will straighten teeth discreetly, comfortably and conveniently. Let’s take an in-depth look at how each orthodontic treatment works.
Why Patients Line up for Invisalign
Invisalign is a method of orthodontic teeth straightening that utilizes BPA-free, FDA-approved clear aligners. After a consultation with Dr. David Nibouar or Dr. Matt Baran to ensure that Invisalign will work for you, customized aligners are made to accommodate your individualized treatment plan.
Once you receive your Invisalign clear aligners, it’s important to keep them in your mouth between 20 to 22 hours per day to achieve best results. Old aligners are typically swapped weekly for a new set to accommodate the natural shift of your teeth. Generally, a full Invisalign treatment takes between 12 to 18 months to complete.
Reasons why patients choose Invisalign include benefits such as:
- They’re removable so they can be taken out while eating and allow normal brushing and flossing
- The aligners are clear and significantly less noticeable than metal brackets
- There are no metal wires poking or pricking
- Unlike metal braces that require multiple adjustments by the orthodontist, Invisalign requires fewer visits to the office
- There are few to no restrictions when it comes to diet (such as certain crunchy foods like apples)
See Why Six Month Smiles Is Simply Amazing
Who knew the day would come when you could expedite your dream smile? We did! It’s easy to see why patients choose a six-month orthodontic treatment method. For those who have a wedding, graduation, dream-job interview, or other special event, the luxury of waiting isn’t an option. Six Month Smiles is able to straighten teeth in a shorter period of time through the implementation of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires.
Reasons why patients choose Six Month Smiles include benefits such as:
- Fewer adjustments needed—typically only three to seven visits to Dr. Nibouar or Dr. Baran
- Less obvious in appearance than metal braces
- Completed treatment in just six months
- Typically less expensive than traditional braces and some clear aligner treatments
Clear Retainers for Minor Tooth Adjustments
In some scenarios, our patients may have already undergone an orthodontic treatment at a young age. Or, perhaps their teeth simply appear to be less straight than they’d prefer them to be. In these situations, we have found that our Wilmington orthodontic dental patients often benefit from the use of clear retainers.
There are several types of plastic and polyurethane retainers available to help move teeth ever so slightly. Typically, these retainers should be worn between six to 12 months, depending on what Dr. Nibouar or Dr. Baran advise.
Reasons why patients choose Clear Retainers include benefits such as:
- They are hardly noticeable since they are clear
- The retainers fit snugly and comfortably to the teeth
- They can be worn day or night and are easily removed
Which Option Is Right for You?
At Limestone Dental Associates, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit (literally) when it comes to options for orthodontics in Wilmington, DE. The first step for any of the aforementioned orthodontic treatments is to schedule a consultation. During your visit, we’ll go over your past and current dental and overall health. You’ll have an opportunity to share your smile goals, ask questions and express any concerns you may have.
Ultimately, we want you to be comfortable and confident with the orthodontic treatment you choose.
Once your orthodontic treatment plan has been established, Dr. Nibouar or Dr. Baran will make sure to go over all the details of your individualized process, including cost, anticipated number of visits, and how to best maximize your treatment to achieve the results you want. If you’d like to see Six Month Smiles or Invisalign before and after images, we can help you with that as well.
If you’d like to learn more about why Limestone Dental Associates is the choice for modern, safe and effective orthodontics in Wilmington, DE, contact us now or call us at 302-307-6407.