Do I Need an Orthodontist to Straighten My Smile?

If you are looking to straighten your teeth, you may be asking yourself: do I need an orthodontist to straighten my smile? You don’t need an orthodontist to straighten your smile, just a dentist who is able to address your alignment issues. Lucky for you Dr. Melba Akinwande is a highly experienced cosmetic dentist at Chesterfield Dentistry who can help you find the right treatment to straighten your smile! Here, we’ll discuss some of the straightening options that we offer.

clear correct orthodontic inserts


At Chesterfield Dentistry we are excited to offer ClearCorrect, a teeth straightening treatment much like Invisalign. With ClearCorrect, clear plastic aligners work to move your teeth into the right position. The aligners apply pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into proper alignment and we’ll come up with a treatment plan made specifically for you. You’ll get a new set of aligners as we track your progress so that you can continue to straighten your teeth by wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours every day. They’re unnoticeable so you can continue living your life without the hindrance of unsightly metal in your mouth. They are also removable so that you can take them out when you eat and brush and floss. Additionally, you can also take them off for special occasions such as an interview or a wedding. This way you can straighten your teeth while still feeling confident and like yourself.

Six Month Smiles

We also offer Six Month Smiles, a great alternative to traditional metal braces that will give you a straighter smile in just six months! While it still uses the bracket and wire methods, Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored and clear bracket options so that you can straighten your smile in a more subtle way. The way Six Month Smiles works is that you’ll come in for a consultation and once we’ve determined your treatment, we’ll put the braces on and you’ll be on your way to a straighter smile! You should see a change in your smile every month and will need about 3 to 7 adjustments throughout the treatment process. Six Month Smiles allows you to get the smile of your dreams in just six months by using the latest dental technology and focusing on the teeth that show when you smile so that you can be the happiest and most confident you can be. Six Month Smiles is also normally less expensive than traditional braces because it has a much shorter treatment time.

If you are looking to get a straighter smile, contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation. You’ll have the smile of your dreams in no time!

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