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Dr. Atherly and Dr. Erickson know that when you are seeking orthodontic treatment you want results fast! They have two methods that they utilize for the quickest turnaround times to get you the great smile you have always wanted.

Usually when you think of orthodontics you think of braces. Braces are the most widely used and effective method to give patients straight teeth and a healthy, beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles® takes the best aspects of braces but cuts your treatment time in half. The average treatment is, you guessed it, only six months. Best of all, the Six Month Smiles brackets are clear with tooth-colored wires which makes them barely visible!

Invisalign is another simple and discreet solution to align and straighten your teeth for a great smile. Invisalign provides an alternative to metal braces. There are no wires and no brackets which provides you with a comfortable experience while you are waiting for your amazing new smile to arrive! Your dentist can straighten your teeth using custom, removable aligners a little bit at a time to provide you with the most comfort during your treatment.

The use of orthodontic appliances can accomplish two main purposes. Orthodontics can perform restorative treatments by adjusting the patient’s bite. This restorative work can improve one’s speaking and eating. The second major purpose for orthodontics is the improvement of the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. It may involve the correction of crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw.

If you feel that orthodontics may help you resolve issues regarding speech, eating, or aesthetic issues, you should consult with your dentist. He can help you develop goals and a realistic plan of action.