Orthodontics In Fort Wayne, IN
The benefits of a straight smile extend beyond enhancing your appearance. A straight set of teeth is easier to clean and detect any dental health issues before they become unmanageable. Schedule your consultation with our team to discuss your smile goals and take the first step towards your new look!Contact us today
There’s no need to see a specialist for your smile needs when Sycamore Hills Dentistry is well-equipped to help residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana, with affordable braces and other orthodontic services. We are in-network with several insurance providers and we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments in-house so you don’t need to be referred out to an orthodontist.
How does this benefit you? Not only does it allow you to keep all of your dental care under one roof, but it also allows our team to follow along with every aspect of your dental journey. Nobody knows your smile better than your home dental practice. We’re happy to tend to your orthodontic needs and be your option for aligners, clear braces, mouth guards, or any other treatments you might need!
If you’re not concerned about the timeline or visibility, conventional braces may be the right option for you. This method involves using metal wires and brackets to gradually shift your teeth. The average timeline for conventional braces is anywhere from eighteen months to three years. Though they are the most noticeable orthodontic treatment, they are typically the most cost-friendly and most effective orthodontic treatment for correcting severe tooth alignment issues. If you are in need of braces in Fort Wayne, IN, contact our office to set up an appointment!
Invisalign in Fort Wayne, IN, is an excellent option for patients who wish to straighten their teeth without anyone noticing. The clear braces gradually shift teeth to create a straighter, more beautiful smile. Throughout the treatment process, patients are provided custom-made aligners that are worn for approximately one week before moving on to the next set. The aligners must be worn for about 22 hours every day, and treatment time usually takes six to 12 months depending on the patient’s needs.
Clear Correct™ Aligners
Like Invisalign®, Clear Correct Aligners uses sets of invisible, custom-made trays to move teeth into their desired position over time. Patients wear the aligners for about 22 hours every day, and treatment time is typically 12 months, depending on the patient’s specific needs. Clear Correct is usually more budget-friendly than other invisible aligner options such as Invisalign. The trays used for Clear Correct are also thinner than Invisalign. As a result, they may appear less visible, but are more prone to breaking.
If you need a mouth guard for grinding teeth, night guards can help. A night guard is a mouthpiece you wear while you sleep that forms a protective layer between your upper and lower teeth. Teeth grinding can present many dental health issues including:
- Cracks, chips, and fractures to teeth
- Worn down enamel that increases tooth sensitivity
- Damage to fillings, crowns, and implants
Six Month Smiles®
Similar to conventional braces, Six Month Smiles also uses wires and brackets to straighten your smile, except the brackets and wires are tooth-colored for a more discreet straightening process. The benefits of this orthodontic method include the short wear time and their hardly noticeable appearance. The average patient will undergo treatment for approximately six months, as is suggested by the name.
If wires and brackets aren’t what you had in mind for straightening your smile, we offer Inman Aligners to quickly and discreetly shift your teeth. This treatment uses coil springs that gently work against one another while guiding your teeth into their desired positions. Inman Aligners are removable, allowing you to continue with your normal lifestyle habits as long as you wear your appliance for approximately sixteen to twenty hours per day. Many patients see finished results within six to eighteen weeks.