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Orthodontics - Provided by Dr. J. Dale Smith

ORTHODONTICS | Six Month Smiles® and Simpli5TM - Provided by Dr. J. Dale Smith
Orthodontic treatment corrects a “bad bite” by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth. Modern braces are much less noticeable, and some patients can even be treated with practically invisible braces, called Six Month Braces® and Simpli5TM.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the dental specialty for treating malocclusion, the condition commonly referred to as “bad bite”. Orthodontic treatment works by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth. The braces that exert this pressure are fitted by dental specialists called orthodontists.
How do braces work?
Orthodontic treatment works by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth. Braces exert this pressure with brackets that attach to teeth and arch wires that run from bracket to bracket. Modern dentistry has made this hardware much smaller and less visible. In some cases, Dr. Smith can use brackets and wires that are transparent or attach behind the teeth. Six Month Braces® and Simpli5TM is a newer technology that uses clear appliances that look like mouthguards. Ask Dr. Smith what technology is recommended for your particular circumstances.
Why do some people have a bad bite?
Most malocclusions or “bad bites” are hereditary. These inherited problems include too much space between teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, crowded teeth, as well as various jaw issues. Some malocclusions are acquired through prolonged thumb-sucking, early or late loss of baby teeth, or accidents. However the malocclusion developed, Dr. Smith can recommend orthodontic treatment that corrects it.
Should I get braces?
Dr. Smith knows that braces are a very reliable way to improve the appearance of your smile. This improvement may affect more than just your appearance as it can make you feel more attractive and more confident. He wants you to have a beautiful, healthy smile - one that you can be proud of. Many “bad bite” problems affect not only the teeth, but the development and appearance of the face. Malocclusion can affect the way a person looks, talks, and chews. Discuss your particular circumstances with Dr. Smith.
What age is the best to get braces?
Teeth can be moved by orthodontic treatment at any age, but some treatments are more effective when one is younger. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an evaluation for children no later than age seven. Adult patients can very often get the same results as child patient, but in some instances the treatment will take longer. Dr. Smith show you options for your particular circumstances.
What is Six Month Smiles®?
The Six Month Smiles System, designed specifically for adults 18 and older, who have crooked, crowded or spaced teeth – without major bite issues. The technique offers tremendous advantages over traditional metal braces.
  • Unlike the traditional braces people must often wear for two to four years, this procedure straightens teeth in an average of just six months and uses low forces to gently move teeth more comfortably.
  • The Six Month Smiles System utilizes specialized clear brackets and tooth-colored wires – making them virtually invisible.
  • The procedure requires fewer dentist visits and is typically less expensive than traditional braces.
In addition, the Six Month Smiles System can result in healthier gums, since straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth.

The word ‘braces’ no longer has to strike fear among adults and older teens who want to straighten their teeth. Dr. Smith, can help you get the radiant smile you’ve always dreamed of, without waiting for years. Six Month Smiles braces are virtually invisible, and straighten teeth much more quickly and more comfortably than traditional braces.

Dr. Smith stresses the medical benefits of proper dental care, which helps fight against tooth wear and gum disease. Healthy teeth also encourage proper nutrition by enabling people to eat a variety of foods, help boost self-esteem and can reduce headaches and joint pain. He encourages people to schedule a consultation with him to see if Six Month Smiles is a good option for them.
What is Simpli5TM?
Simpli5TM is an express alignment system for adults and teenagers. It is an alternative for cases involving minor to intermediate anterior crowding or spacing and for orthodontic relapse. It is ideal for the front 4-6 teeth that are visible when you smile, even if you have previously completed orthodontic treatment.

It’s a fast treatment that you can start 3-4 weeks after Dr. Smith takes your impression. If the treatment plan is followed most cases can be completed in 5 months.

There are only 5 nearly invisible plastic aligner and they are worn only 3-4 weeks at a time. The nearly invisible aligners allows you to work and socialize while you’re wearing it. The Simpli5 is custom made for you so you can get the smile that you deserve. There is minimal discomfort and speech interference because of the unique flexible duraclear material it is made of. This material allows for gentle, consistent movement. You can remove the Simpli5 aligners when you are eating, brushing or flossing.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith. Once he determines that you are a candidate, he’ll take an impression that will be used to create a set of aligners for your smile. You’ll be able to begin aligner treatment just 3-4 weeks later.
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Canton OH Braces Invisalign Orthodontics Dr. Forster Cosmetic and Family Dentistry (330) 754-0357 - Orthodontic treatment corrects a “bad bite” by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth. Modern braces are much less noticeable, and some patients can even be treated with practically invisible braces, called Invisalign.