Progressive Orthodontics for an Individualized Approach
When a patient undergoes any kind of orthodontic treatment, continual, gentle force in the direction of the
required change will eventually alter the position of teeth. There are many ways to go about this and
achieve the desired results.
Traditional braces use the same archwire design and brackets for all patients. But Dr. Hicks uses a new technique
that customizes the design of both, so different brackets can be used on different teeth for optimized results.
This means faster, more comfortable treatment with better results and improved long-term retention. It also means
fewer visits to the dental chair for adjustments.
Standard braces permit Dr. Hicks to employ the most control over how your teeth are straightened. More intricate
corrections can be completed using this method. Usually, braces are in place for two to two-and-a-half years.
However, everyone requires a specific amount of modification and the time required will change by patient.
Starting Early for the Best Results
Addressing teeth and jaw issues early in life produces the greatest benefits for your child for the least amount of
money. Early treatment by a skilled dentist like Dr. Hicks can save thousands of dollars verses seeing a specialist
later, and it can avert unnecessary extractions of permanent teeth in their teen years. We can address early crowding
of front teeth, crossbites in the back teeth, and a mismatch of upper and lower jaws. This process usually take less
than 6 to 18 months and happens before they get to their teenage development years.
Straight Teeth in Six Months – NOT Two or More Years!
Countless adults wish to have even, beautiful teeth that they can show off in a smile, but can’t afford the long-term
time commitment required of traditional orthodontics. The possibility of wearing braces for years keeps them smiling
tightly or covering their mouths. Well, we have the answer you’ve been searching for!
Six Month Smiles™ uses an innovative technique that changes only the teeth noticeable in your smile. The gentle
but accelerated method can eradicate gaps, crowding, and overlapping in six months or possibly less! Another benefit to
Six Month Smiles is how inconspicuous they are. The brackets are clear, and the clear or white-colored wires are scarcely
discernible. Even though the process is quick, the system uses a low-intensity force that increases comfort. The reduced
treatment time also allows for better hygiene and the prospect for an even cleaner look when it’s done.
Even better – Six Month Smiles is often less costly than conventional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers! Say hello to
stunning, straight teeth in a matter of months!
The Clear Alternative for a Straighter Smile
Dr. Hicks is delighted to also offer Invisalign™ invisible aligners to our patients. These state-of-the art aligners
can fix overcrowding, gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, or even a crossbite, allowing you to achieve straight teeth in as
little as 9 - 15 months! Once we take an impression of your teeth using our digital scanner, our 3-D computer-imaging
technology is then used to create your complete treatment plan from the present position of your teeth to your final smile.
From this plan, Invisalign clear thermoplastic aligners are generated. Much like teeth-whitening trays, these are custom made
to fit your exact teeth. When you insert the first set of aligners, they use a small amount of force to move your teeth into
position. About two weeks later, you exchange them with the next set of aligners, and advance through treatment for
approximately a year. You only need to visit our office for assessment every four to eight weeks.
Comfort, simplicity, and privacy are three of the most attractive benefits to the Invisalign system. These single-piece
aligners have no metal or wires to irritate your mouth, which also means nothing that must be continually checked or adjusted.
Although you wear the aligners 24/7, they’re quick to remove for eating and cleaning. Because there are no braces to hinder
brushing and flossing, you can eat and drink whatever you desire while in treatment. The best part is the privacy. No one will
guess you’re correcting your teeth, because the transparency of the aligners makes them nearly undetectable! People would have
to know the aligners or there, or look very closely, to spot them. So you can smile wide, knowing all they’ll see is you
Are you ready for the smile of your dreams? We can schedule a complimentary orthodontics consultation to find out the best
orthodontic treatment for you. Call (717) 625-0596 now.