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Cosmetic Orthodontics for Adults in Cambridge

The Boston area has a lot of dentists & orthodontists but not all of them offer a Six Month Braces which you can find here at Rapid Braces. Rapid Braces offers Six Month Braces to adults living in Cambridge. If you’re thinking about a straighter smile but you’re not so sure where to go, we can help! Here are some of the benefits of Invisible Braces for Adults:

cambridge adult orthodonticsMaintain your appearance while only making it better – With Cambridge Invisible Cosmetic Orthodontics you can skip the look of braces while hiding them but still getting the same amazing benefits. Our team here at Rapid Braces is here to help you maintain your quality of life while enhancing it in the process. Since lingual braces location behind your teeth make them invisible you don’t have to worry about smiling and showing your braces!
Precise outcome – Out team here at Rapid Braces has the experience to get you a beautiful smile fast. Our Invisible Braces make it so you can get the smile you deserve by using careful planning and top of the line technology. We can let you know about all the options for 6 month braces treatment after an initial consultation we schedule to get a good look at how your teeth are aligned.
Get straight teeth fast – Lingual Braces from Rapid Braces can give you straight teeth in 6 months or less. Our team has experience with extreme cases and we are prepared to deliver you the straight smile you deserve, which is why we call it our Six Month Smile! More than four million individuals in the United States currently have braces, so they are not an uncommon thing. However, some situations involving the straightening of the smile can’t be fixed with traditional methods.
Impossible to lose – Since Cambridge lingual braces are fixed to your teeth unlike other straightening methods that require you to remove trays you can’t lose them! The braces are applied to the backside of your teeth and typically stay there through the duration of your cosmetic endeavor. Since they are stuck to your teeth you can also avoid the hassle of taking them out to eat or drink.
Less staining opportunities – If you’re a big coffee drinker then you know that coffee can stain your teeth. Though you can still get some staining with Cambridge lingual braces, you won’t be able to see it unless you open your mouth wide. By keeping the braces hidden it lessens the chance for stain spots on your teeth.

Here at Rapid Braces, we offer a wide variety of services dealing with the most extreme cases to the simplest of cases but our team is well equipped for all of them. If you’re thinking about getting a straight smile through our Six Month Smile consider these a reason to do so!

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The Best and Worst Foods For Your Teeth

So you just got your new Rapid Braces and you’re now ready to enjoy your six-month smile! Did you know that there are some great foods for your teeth along with some pretty bad ones? Here is a list of the best and words foods that you can eat with your new Six Month Smile!

Cheese – We all know how much everyone loves cheese, but now it comes with added benefits! It’s great for your teeth! Cheese is high in calcium which protects your bones, and your new smile will thank you for eating extra cheese. Cheese also raises the PH balance in your mouth which sounds a little odd but studies have shown that it reduces your risk of tooth decay significantly – so eat up!

Greens – As with most healthy food list greens usually find their way on there somehow. Not only are greens great for your overall health but they’re fantastic for your smile! They are high in calcium, folic acid and vitamin B which is the perfect combination of a strong and glowing six-month smile!

Yogurt – The cousin of cheese, yogurt is extremely high in protein and calcium which is essential for a healthy and glowing smile. Yogurt is actually very high in bacteria but it’s healthy bacteria! Called probiotics the healthy bacteria destroys the bad bacteria and helps protect against gum disease and tooth decay.

Ice – A lot of us are guilty of chewing on ice, but this is one of the worst things that you can do and your new six-month smile will not thank you for it. Chewing on hard objects such as ice can make it very easy for dental injury and the need for emergency room visits.

Citrus – We all love citrus as it’s full of Vitamin C and the sourness of citrus is enjoyed on many different foods and in drinks but too much citrus can be a really bad thing for your new six-month smile. The acidity in the citrus can actually wear away at your enamel and leave you with very sensitive teeth. So eat and drink your citrus in moderation!

Alcohol – Alcohol should always be used responsibly and in moderation but did you know that it can actually be very harmful to your smile? Drinking too much alcohol causes dehydration which leads to dry mouth which leads to a very unpleasant time for your smile! Being dehydrated and adding dry mouth on top of it can have very harmful effects on your smile such as gum disease, tooth decay, oral infections and potentially mouth cancer if the alcohol is drank excessively.

Taking care of your new six-month smile is easy if you eat healthily and eat bad things in moderation. Your smile will last you a lifetime if you put in the proper care and have regular dental check-ups with Rapid Braces! Remember to eat healthily and be aware of what you’re putting inside of your body!

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Benefits of a Great Smile

There is no secret that when you smile more, you just simply feel better. Smiling has many documented social benefits. A Genuine smile can make you seem more likable, attractive, intelligent, and even trustworthy. Perhaps the biggest surprise to benefits of smiling, however, is that it can improve your health & even help you live longer. Here are some of the surprising health benefits of smiling.

  • Everyone feels down sometimes and smiling is the most simple, and the best way to improve your mood. So if you are having a bad day try smiling, improve your thoughts, and it may just lead to a genuine smile to lift your spirits.
  • Smiling and general laughter appears to help lower peoples’ blood pressure, and all around heart health. The reason is that laughter causes an initial increase in heart rate, followed by a period of muscle relaxation. The decrease in heart rate and blood pressure helps you reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
  • When you are in a stressful situation, try smiling! Smiling helps your body deal with stressful situations more effectively. Smiling results in a lower heart rate, telling your body that you have full control of the situation. Stress is generally caused by increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Maintaining a smile will provide you with both psychological and physical health benefits.
  • Have you noticed that you are drawn towards people who smile a lot? This is because people who smile are perceived as being more likable than those who don’t. Being likable makes it easier to build and maintain a better relationship with other people. This is important for overall health, well-being, more stable marriages, and better interpersonal skills than people with negative emotions. Keeping a smile on your face truly helps create healthier and stronger social bonding.
  • An incredible discovery is that laughing and smiling helps boost your body’s immune system. Laughter and positive thoughts release chemicals in your brain that fight stress and illness. Laughter therapy has even shown to increase immune responses in women who have just had babies. Positive thoughts really do have a physical presence in the health of the body, so always keep positive.
  • It turns out that the fountain of youth has been within you all along. It has been discovered that smiling and positive emotions are associated with increased lifespans. Now that is a reason to keep smiling.

The lesson here is, the next time you feel down, try wearing a smile even if it is uncomfortable. Your fake smile will turn into a genuine one, all while gaining benefits for your mind, body, and overall well-being. Set up an appointment with us to get your best smile, and wreak the benefits while looking great doing it.

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Adult Invisalign Alternatives

Invisalign Alternatives for Adults

Invisalign is one of the most popular choices to get braces for adults. Patients of all ages have welcomed Invisalign because of its discreet treatment method. The Clear Plastic trays are perfect for adults who would like to keep their braces hidden from co-workers or friends. The Invisalign plastic slowly adjusts your teeth. Every couple of weeks, a new set of Invisalign trays are set to replace the old set. Invisalign is so popular, not only because of its discreet appearance but because of its discrete adjustments to your teeth with no pain.

For Adults that never got the Orthodontic attention they needed as a teenager, cosmetic orthodontic treatment with methods like Invisalign are becoming popular. Because so many adults are looking for discreet treatment options, we offer Invisalign alternatives at Rapid Braces that can get you a beautiful smile.

Incognito Braces

Incognito braces are the latest orthodontic trend for alternatives for adult braces. Incognito braces are hidden from your smile as they are affixed to the back of the teeth. This technique allows the braces to be virtually invisible. The Incognito braces also eliminate the concern of braces damaging the front of the teeth. Your white smile cannot be damaged with this orthodontic treatment.

Clear Braces

Getting Clear Braces is another way to avoid unattractive metal braces during 6 Month Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment. Clear Braces use clear bands so they can’t be seen easily and are more affordable than lingual braces put behind the teeth. Clear Braces are perfect for adults who don’t want the attention that orthodontic treatment can bring. Fixing your smile as an adult is easier than you can imagine. Schedule an appointment at Rapid Braces and we can take a look at your teeth and see which Invisalign Alternatives would be best for you.

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Why Rapid Braces?

Here at Rapid Braces, we understand the importance of giving each patient enough time to make sure all questions are answered. Patients have specific needs and we make sure to develop a personalized plan for everyone we see at Rapid Braces. Rapid Braces provides a relaxed environment so our patients can be as comfortable as possible when visiting for an appointment. Our team loves to welcome in any new patients and help them get straight teeth fast with our 6-month braces treatment.

To learn more about the alternatives to braces for adults offered by Rapid Braces, visit our office, or reach out to us through our Contact Form.

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Adult Orthodontics and a Post-Treatment Bonded Splint: A New Cosmetic Subspecialty

Adult Orthodontics and a Post-Treatment Bonded Splint: A New Cosmetic Subspecialty

Originally posted on Dentistry.com

As the field of cosmetic dentistry is still rapidly evolving, we have not yet integrated the various specialties to provide seamless care in a case that requires multiple disciplines. For example, a patient needing orthodontics, crown and bridge or implants, gingival recontouring, orthodontic retention, and bonding will normally be cross-referred between their GP, periodontist, orthodontist, and perhaps an oral surgeon1,2 (4 doctors). While specialists normally provide the highest level of care, there exist certain cases where a “cosmetic subspecialist” may be best suited to create a final result that is harmonized in concept, proportion, and materials.
The following case would often be treated with orthodontics and retainers, and then relapse because of the unusual nature of the case and high tendency to relapse with removable retainers3 regardless of the duration of the orthodontics. The relapse in the anterior segment in adult patients is especially high.4 This patient had 3 missing anterior teeth as well as an impacted canine (Figure 1). Most orthodontists are not accustomed or trained to incorporate significant bonding and reshaping into their treatment plans, so the missing lateral incisors spaces would usually be opened up for implants or 6 units of crown and bridge to provide traditional canine guidance. Yet, there is insufficient bone for an implant for No. 7, and there are alternative treatment options that are simpler, far shorter in duration, and less expensive. Nontraditional thinking is required in this case, especially from an orthodontic perspective, as ideal treatment is most likely impossible.

CASE REPORT (FIGURE 1)

Figure 1. Patient is missing 3 lateral incisors. Tooth No. 6 was fully impacted in bone before surgical exposure, and was used to substitute for the missing tooth No. 7 through extrusion, mesialization, reshaping, and bonding. Figure 2. Bonding and reshaping was also done to the enamel and gingiva of the bicuspids to make them into canines. The front 6 teeth were splinted and bonded. This case has no implants or bridges.

The patient had been to 3 orthodontists and was looking for treatment alternatives, as all 3 offered 2- to 3-year treatment plans with no promise of a satisfactory result because of bone issues surrounding tooth No. 6, among other things. The patient was not willing to crown all his anterior teeth, which had also been proposed. Our treatment plan involved surgical exposure and super-eruption of tooth No. 6, then making teeth Nos. 6 and 11 into lateral incisors through mesial movement and bonding, making teeth Nos. 5 and 12 into canines, minimizing the lower canine cusps, and connecting all anteriors with a Ribbond/composite splint for stability as well as to support the extra bonding that would be necessary (Figure 2).5
Instead of dividing the treatment by “specialty” and fragmenting the plan with 3 providers, in this way the case may be managed by one practitioner who is experienced in performing splinted retention with concurrent bonding. I previously wrote of a porcelain pontic veneer placed over a Ribbond splint used for orthodontics.6 This case shows how the splint can support significant bonding and provide needed fracture resistance to canines, which are made into laterals, and bicuspids which are made into canines. Equally important is the required fixation, as any relapse would reveal their deficient anatomy and ruin the “camouflage” effect of the bonding. Most orthodontic cases have some degree of relapse, and that would be unacceptable in cases such as this.
This treatment reflects a paradigm shift. Instead of providing a traditional orthodontic result by adding prosthetic lateral incisors, other teeth are moved shorter distances and bonded, providing a faster, simpler, and less expensive result. This is preferable for many patients who are more interested in avoiding gaping holes in their smile than committing to a 2-year treatment plan with endosseous implants. While patients are made aware of treatment alternatives, specifically what will not be provided in this plan, they overwhelmingly choose a method that resolves their chief aesthetic complaint. They are generally satisfied years at recall as well. Should they choose to crown or veneer this result in the future when more stability has been achieved, that option is still available to them.

CONCLUSION

 

Reshaping teeth via splinting and bonding is a practical, aesthetic alternative which addresses the high incidence of relapse still seen in orthodontics today. Simultaneously, this can serve to resolve some difficult and unusual aesthetic predicaments.


References

  1. Chadroff B. The interdisciplinary approach to implant dentistry. Gen Dent. 2004;52:321-326.
  2. Spear FM, Kokich VG, Mathews DP. Interdisciplinary management of anterior dental esthetics. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006;137:160-169.
  3. Hirschfelder U, Hertrich K. The treatment of deep bite in adults. Fortschr Kieferorthop. 1990;51:36-43.
  4. Lang G, Alfter G, Goz G, et al. Retention and stability—taking various treatment parameters into account. J Orofac Orthop. 2002;63:26-41.
  5. Kokich VO Jr, Kinzer GA. Managing congenitally missing lateral incisors. Part 1: Canine substitution. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2005;17:5-10.
  6. Georgaklis CC. Anterior retention with a reinforced composite resin splint after cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Dent Today. Jan 2002;21:54-57.
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Using Orthodontic Techniques for Straight Teeth

Get Straight Teeth in Six Months with Orthodontic Techniques

Dr. Clifton Georgaklis has revolutionized dentistry with his 6-Month Braces. He uses his own techniques and knowledge combined with orthodontic techniques to create Rapid Braces.

Most orthodontists will tell you that you’ll need at least two years to get straight teeth. Dr. G can make it happen in six months. Orthodonotristry focuses on the treatment of improper bites and misaligned jaws, with straightening teeth as an added visual aesthetic. At Rapid Braces, getting straight teeth is the focus. Typical orthodontists see between 50 and 100 patients per DAY, but Dr. G only sees 8 to 12. He gives each of his patients a personalized experience.

The 6-Month Braces technique has two options: clear braces or invisible braces. Clear braces are done with transparent materials and plastered on your teeth like normal braces; but invisible braces are attached to the back of your tooth so they aren’t visible.

Rapid Braces can fix a number of different problems with the alignment of your teeth to give you the best possible smile. We’ve closed gaps, moved teeth to the right position, straightened crooked teeth and even spaced out crowded teeth. The experts at Rapid Braces are able to complete over 90% of cases in six months. Just read some of our patient testimonials to hear more!

“I will never forget your promise to me that the treatment would take 6 months. I have to admit I did not believe you. My hopes were that the treatment would be completed within a year. You amazed me by finishing in just 5 months!…If there were slogans in orthodontics, yours should be ‘underpromise, then over-deliver.’ Thank you so much for improving my teeth, my smile and my life.” —Hans Brings, Waltham, MA

 

“I have never been happy with my smile because of crooked teeth. I have seen many orthodontists and they have all said 2 years. I met a man who told me this particular dentist could straighten teeth in just 6 months. While sitting in the waiting room, I looked at pictures of previous patients and said to myself, ‘this man is not an orthodontist, he is a miracle worker.’ The day my braces came off, my smile looked so magnificent I could have cried. I felt like a totally changed woman. I would have never have gotten braces if I had to wear them for 2 years. Who says you’re too old to get braces and change your life? Dr. G. You are my hero!” —Dannetta Smith, Boston, MA

 

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Wearing Braces Back to School

Wearing Braces Back to School

It’s that time of year again when students of all ages are going back to school. Children start a new grade and adults may be beginning a new career path. In either situation, the first day of school can be nerve-wracking. This feeling can intensify if you recently were told you needed braces. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying your first day back to school! Dr. Georgaklis offers many alternative options to help you feel more confident. And he has even revolutionized the practice with his Rapid Braces method — most patients can be treated in just six months.

Here are two options for hiding those braces from your new friends at school:

Clear Braces:

The most cost effective way of hiding your braces is with clear braces. Dr. Georgaklis recommends clear braces to many patients because they are cost effective and provide great results in a short period of time. Some patients would rather consider clear retainers like Invisalign, but these don’t use the same force as real braces do. They sit over your teeth, instead of attached to them, which makes them less effective and require more treatment time.

 

Lingual Braces:

Lingual braces, otherwise known as “invisible braces,” are braces attached to the inside of your tooth (tongue side) — hidden from view! This option is popular amongst adults who want straight teeth but don’t want to deal with braces. Once un place, these braces work just like regular ones. These are a better option than Invisalign because Dr. G will have full control over teeth movement and maintenance. Plus, they don’t need to be replaces like the retainers for Invisalign do.

Dr. G works with every patient on a personal basis. He will meet with you for an initial consultation to hear your concerns, talk about budget and other options. Whether you’re going back to school, starting a new job or just afraid to have braces, Dr. G will make sure you feel confident in his hands! Contact us today to get started on your new smile!

 

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Who Needs Braces?

In recent years more and more adults are looking for orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles. Some individuals get braces to correct an uncomfortable bite for a healthier mouth. Others want to feel more comfortable in social situations and getting straight teeth is a great way to boost self-esteem. Over 1 million adults in America wear braces today, a number that has continuously grown for the past several years. People of all ages are wearing braces to correct their teeth, the following are a few reasons why adults are getting braces at any age.

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A perfect smile is a great first impression.

The first thing that many people notice when they first meet someone is their smile. Smiling has a positive impact on everyone around you. Individuals with straight teeth can feel confident showing their smile to the world and have the self-esteem to show for it. Being able to show your smile to the world will make a huge difference in your life and change how people interact with you for the better.

Teeth are able to shift at any age.

A number of adults will notice that their teeth, which had been straight in the past, begin to shift as they get older. This can happen due to an injury or naturally and often leaves someone with a crooked smile. You can get braces at any age at Rapid Braces so we can straighten out teeth that begin to move at an older age.

Straight teeth play a big part in a healthy smile.

When an adult has misaligned teeth it is much easier for food and plaque to build up and create cavities. Eventually an unclean mouth will lead to periodontal or gum disease. Getting perfect smile at Rapid Braces will help you keep your mouth much healthier.

Braces from Rapid Braces are more comfortable and less noticeable than ever.

The experts at Rapid Braces offer a number of different modern braces alternatives that are comfortable to wear and can hardly be noticed. Behind the teeth braces, lingual braces, clear braces and Invisalign are all available at Rapid Braces for patients of any age.

Our 6 month braces orthodontic treatment begins with an initial consultation so Dr. G can see how your teeth are aligned and put together a treatment plan. Schedule an appointment at Rapid Braces today to get started with 6 month braces for adults.

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Invisible Braces are a Great Alternative to Metal Braces

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To many adults, the idea of getting braces is not very appealing. Traditional metal braces feel clunky in your mouth and can also be painful to wear. Treatment time is regularly longer than 2 years and requires attending monthly appointments that many can’t manage. Thankfully, another braces option is available that is removing some of the stigma surrounding braces for adults and getting patients finished with their treatment fast. The 6 month braces treatment method at Rapid Braces gets patients out the door in 6 months or less. Invisible braces at Rapid Braces in Brookline are a braces alternative that is making braces for adults easier than ever.

Invisible braces are the perfect way for adults to get the perfect smile that they’ve always dreamed of. There are a few different types of invisible braces so patients can find the braces alternative that works best for them. Lingual braces are braces that are placed behind the teeth so they can’t be seen from the outside. Behind the teeth braces are good for patients who have more complicated teeth alignment issues because they allow the expert staff at Rapid Braces excellent control of the teeth and the final result.

Invisalign is another type of invisible braces method that is offered at Rapid Braces. Invisalign is very popular due to the fact that the clear aligner plates are practically invisible and can be removed to eat and brush your teeth. Over time the clear aligners will need to be remolded to continue to move your teeth.

Schedule an appointment today to get started with 6 month braces at Rapid Braces. All of our treatments start with an initial consultation with Dr. G, the inventor of the 6 month braces method, so he can examine how your teeth are aligned and determine the best options for a perfect smile. We understand that orthodontic treatment can be very expensive and will never recommend a costly treatment option when a much cheaper alternative is available. Dr. G has been able to finish more than 90% of his orthodontic cases in 6 months or less with his 6 month braces technique. Get your braces off fast at Rapid Braces.

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