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What You Should Know About Lingual Braces

Roughly one-quarter of all orthodontic patients are adults. The embarrassment of wearing braces has shown to be what makes most potential adult orthodontic patients shy away from the idea. Our Boston based orthodontics practice offers a few different options to alleviate the apprehensions of our adult braces patients. Aside from being able to correct most smiles in just six months, we also offer braces that aren’t easily visible to anyone else. In fact, with lingual (invisible) braces, no one else will ever know that you’re wearing adult braces unless you tell them.

Lingual braces go behind teeth

Lingual or sometimes known as invisible braces go behind or on the lingual side of the teeth. With the braces on the inside of your bite, they are undetectable by passers-by. Studies have shown that those who wear lingual braces experience less pain in their first month of treatment compared to those who wear traditional style braces.

When you first get any type of braces you will have to make some lifestyle changes. You’re going to have to learn how to clean your teeth differently with the braces attached. It is likely that you will only be able to eat soft foods until your mouth is used to have the new brackets installed. Due to the fact that the brackets, wires, and elastics are on the inside of the teeth, patients have reported that they have to make fewer lifestyle changes with lingual braces than those wearing labial braces. Anything pressing on the front of your mouth like playing a wind instrument will be far more comfortable with invisible braces.

Lingual braces have been shown to be far more effective than clear aligners at certain tooth movements. The fact that the braces pull on the back of the teeth allows for them to make adjustments to your bite in ways that clear aligners just can’t. The position of the brackets on the back of the teeth allows them to move teeth quickly and efficiently.

If you are an adult who is considering correcting the alignment of your teeth lingual braces are a great option. When you decide you pair them with the 6 month braces strategy you are sure to complete the process as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our Boston based cosmetic orthodontics practice can offer solutions to your issues with your smile. We focus on correcting the issues that matter most to you about the process rather than taking months to correct for the perfect bite. Our goal is to have the process be as fast and as smooth as it possibly can be for you.

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Different options for adults getting six month braces

Many adults are apprehensive about getting braces for many reasons. Some of the more common issues that cause people to shy away from the idea include; cost, visibility, discomfort, and the amount of time that the procedure will take. At Rapid Braces, we focus on making the process as easy as possible for you. Our goal is to ensure that your braces will be on and off as quickly as possible while achieving amazing results. We have a few different options for 6 month braces, and we are sure that we will be able to find which one will be best for you. 

If you have concerns about discomfort

We offer clear braces that go on the front of your teeth as well as lingual or invisible braces that go on the backside of your teeth. Everyone’s lifestyle is different so the options for the best results are different for each patient. For example, if you play a musical instrument that you have to press against your lips to play then going with invisible braces might be the better option for you. If you have a bite that pushes your teeth more towards the inside of your mouth clear braces on the front of your teeth might be the most comfortable option for you. 

Cost of 6 month braces 

The cost of treatment is typically equal to or less than traditional braces that may take up to two years. With the rapid braces system, you will be in the office fewer times than conventional orthodontics. We extend the duration of each appointment so that we can get a lot more done on each visit, saving you valuable time and money. 

How visible your braces will be to other people 

A lot of adults don’t want to be seen wearing braces, we understand this. This is why we offer both clear and lingual options so that unless you let someone else know they will never be able to figure out that you wear braces under normal circumstances. Our discrete options coupled with the fact that they will typically only be on your teeth for six months means that the majority of people you know will never figure out that you underwent cosmetic orthodontic treatment. 

Call Rapid Braces today to get started with one of our 6 month braces treatment options. We make a point at Rapid Braces to always figure out the treatment option for your comfort and for your budget.

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Most Popular Options for Adult Braces

Even if you’ve had braces in your youth, your teeth can shift as you age. Adult braces are becoming increasingly popular and improvements due to modern technology mean there are options for everyone. Making the best choice for yourself requires a lot of research into the different adult braces options available in the Boston area. Some things to consider are how comfortable it is to wear the braces, how visible the braces will be and how long they will have to be on your teeth.

Some of the more common options to consider are:

Metal Braces

When most people think of braces this is the image that pops into their mind. Metal braces adhere directly to the teeth and remain in place until the treatment is complete. When it comes to food and drink there are some restrictions when using metal braces. You have to consider how hard it is going to be to clean the food out of the braces, and if the items may break the braces.

Lingual Braces

Having the same components as conventional braces, lingual braces adhere to the back of the teeth, on the tongue (lingual) side. The fact that they are on the inside of the teeth means they are virtually undetectable by other people. This makes them a very popular choice for braces among adults.

Clear Braces

Working in the same way that metal and lingual braces do, clear braces adhere to the teeth and are tightened with wires. They are made out of porcelain, plastic, or ceramic. Being invisible and providing strong results, clear braces are very popular among adults. Achieving the same results in the same way lingual and metal braces do, clear braces are typically worn for 1-3 years.

Many Boston orthodontists require 1-3 years to take braces off for straight teeth but Rapid Braces can complete treatment faster with our 6 Month Braces option. Dr. Georgaklis specializes in getting patients straight teeth fast with his six-month braces procedure. Most orthodontists spend a significant amount of time perfecting the molar bite into the “ideal bite” typically not taking your concerns into consideration. Dr. Georgaklis and those who practice his short-term philosophy, do little or no modification of the bite if it is functional and does not present a problem. Focusing mainly on the front teeth and not the molars accelerates treatment. The timeline to straight teeth is much shorter as a result. In 90% of cases, the process is shortened to just six months.

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6-Month Braces vs Regular Braces

Depending on the individual needs of each patient, the traditional process of getting braces is almost always the same. You will go into the office for a consultation. They will meet with you and figure out what treatment options are available. Some will take x-rays or impressions and photos. This will help them determine the best course of treatment to fix your issue.

During your next visit, the braces will be placed on your teeth. The brackets are attached to the teeth using bonding glue. A wire is placed through the brackets and attached with rubber bands or wire. You will need to frequently come back for adjustments as your teeth begin to shift. Going to several short visits per month can make the whole process seem like it’s taking longer than it should.

How Long Will You Have to Wear Braces?

The length of time that your braces stay on is based on how severe the issue is in the first place, the patient’s age, and any individual needs or issues that must be addressed. Depending on the complexity of your case and your age, braces typically stay on for anywhere from eighteen months to three years or in some extreme cases even longer.

If you aren’t able to wear braces for an extended period of time there are options to speed up the process and get your braces off sooner. Dr. Georgaklis specializes in getting patients straight teeth fast with his six-month braces treatment option. Most orthodontists spend 1-2 years perfecting the molar bite into the “ideal bite” typically not taking your personal concerns into consideration. This will draw out the whole process to correct something that may not even be an issue in the first place.

Short-Term Orthodontic Philosophy

Dr. Georgaklis and those who practice his short-term orthodontic philosophy, do little or no modification of the bite if it is functional and does not present a problem. Focusing mainly on the front teeth and not the molars accelerates treatment. The timeline to straight teeth is much shorter as a result. In 90% of cases, the process is shortened to just six months. With such a short timeline the task of creating the perfect smile becomes available to many more people.

Cleveland Circle Dental Associates, in Brookline, Massachusetts, focuses on adult cosmetic orthodontics in the Boston area. Dr. Georgaklis specializes in clear braces for adults and invisible braces (lingual braces). His unique services include tooth and gum sculpting, reshaping, and straightening. The six-month braces technique was designed to help patients achieve their goals of the perfect smile in the shortest time possible.

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Are you an adult that needs braces?

It’s a common misconception that braces are only for young people. This simply isn’t true and in fact, over the past decade, the number of adults undergoing cosmetic orthodontic treatment has risen by 40 percent. This is with good reason, orthodontics just isn’t what it used to be.

Much like every other industry, cosmetic orthodontics have come a long way in the past few years. New technology makes for lighter and smaller braces that are easier to put on. Braces come in a variety of different materials now, making them much more comfortable and much less visible. If you decide to go with lingual braces they are completely undetectable by anyone else. This is because the braces are placed on the inside of the teeth where no one can see them.

What to Expect with Traditional Braces

If you decide to go the traditional route, you can plan for at least 1-3 years of having braces on and several trips to the orthodontist during that time. Dr. Georgaklis, who practices cosmetic orthodontics in the Boston area has perfected a treatment that will produce results in just six months. Coupling this treatment with clear braces or lingual braces makes the whole process much less of a burden for patients. Being able to have the smile you have always wanted or needed in just six months and without anyone being able to tell that you’re doing it is a fantastic alternative.

Short-Term Boston Cosmetic Orthodontics

Dr. Georgaklis has revolutionized the way adults get straight teeth with his Six Month Rapid Braces method. He combines his dentistry expertise with orthodontic practices to give each patient a unique experience and a perfect smile. Most orthodontists spend 1-2 years perfecting the molar bite into the “ideal bite” typically not taking your concerns into consideration. Dr. Georgaklis and those who practice his short-term orthodontic philosophy, do little or no modification of the bite if it is functional and does not present a problem. Focusing mainly on the front teeth and not the molars accelerates treatment. The timeline to straight teeth is much shorter as a result. In 90% of cases, the process is shortened to just six months.

There are many reasons that an adult might consider getting braces and it isn’t always cosmetic. As we age our teeth move and change shape, this can cause an irregular bite due to crowding. When your teeth are crowded it can cause them to become crooked leading to increased bone and gum loss, erosion of tooth enamel, and tooth decay. Jaw pain and headaches are common side effects of this. Get in touch and see what the team at Rapid Braces can do for you.

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Brookline Wrestlers Get Straight Teeth with 6 Month Braces

Getting braces to straighten teeth for a beautiful smile often means going through extended period of treatment. Standard braces require regularly scheduled visits to an orthodontist that can take years to finish up with. Because of the long treatment times, many individuals choose to skip getting braces altogether and remain unhappy with their teeth and smile. Dr. G developed 6 Month Braces to give people a cosmetic orthodontic option that can be completed more quickly than traditional braces.

6 Month Braces are a revolutionary treatment method that use cosmetic orthodontic technologies that allow patients to get the smile they’ve dreamed of in 6 months or less. Rapid Braces offers a variety of options for 6 month braces that are easy to keep concealed while the braces are on. Invisible braces use clear components so the braces will blend in with the rest of your mouth. Clear bands and brackets are tough for others to notice and patients often find that they’re the only one who knows they have braces on after starting treatment.

One of our latest success stories comes from 2 wrestlers in Brookline who were excited to learn about orthodontic treatment that can be completed quickly. They decided on invisible braces after visiting our office for an initial consultation and weighing their options. They were delighted to learn that Dr. G was also a decorated wrestler in his high school days and felt the entire team at Rapid Braces made sure they were aware of how their treatment was progressing. Each wrestler got straight teeth fast after completing treatment in 6 months and was excited to show off their new smile.

Rapid Braces takes pride in giving patients who choose 6 Month Braces care that is sensitive to their needs. Our goal is to get treatment completed as quickly as possible so you can get your braces off and enjoy your new smile. We make sure not to overbook appointments at our Brookline office so we can give each patient the attention they deserve so they feel comfortable. We understand that many individuals have neglected to get orthodontic treatment in the past because of the time it takes to complete and do our best to get our patients straight teeth as quickly as possible. Contact us today to learn more about 6 Month Braces options that would be right for you.

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What to Expect with 6 Month Braces

Getting braces as an adult is becoming more popular with treatments like 6 Month Braces that allow you to get straight teeth fast. Getting a beautiful smile in 6 months or less used to be almost impossible so many of our patients have important questions about braces options and 6 month timeline before getting braces put on.

Here are some testimonials from clients who have completed 6 Month Braces to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Dr. G and the team at Cleveland Circle Dental Associates are incredible. I always looked forward to seeing Kathy in the office or any of the other associates as they always are so kind and accommodating. From the first time I met Dr. G and Kathy, they patiently showed me all options and gave me a very affordable plan to get my treatment. After a short 6 months I have a brand new smile and can finally fully close my mouth all the way. My friends and family immediately noticed the difference and were very impressed with the speed, precision, and artistry of getting my perfect smile. Dr. G is a master of his craft and is a great/kind person. I highly recommend Dr. G and Cleveland Circle Dental Associates if you want to get a perfect smile.

– Josh

My experience with Dr. G was excellent. He is very professional and answered all of my doubts and questions along with the rest of Cleveland Circle Dental staff. He also provided me the qualities and expectations I was looking for. Ever since I could remember I have always been self conscious about my teeth. Whenever I was in pictures you would never see me smile.

I was always thinking about what other people thought when I smiled. Dr G. is very detailed and always makes you feel better. I thought my experience with braces would not be as good, but the truth is that every time I had an appointment, I could not wait to get to the office. His staff is excellent; they are always friendly. Dr. G is very human and always puts his shoes in his patients’ shoes. My time with braces was fun. I feel very good now that everyone tells me that I have the perfect smile and beautiful teeth, it truly changed my life and I will forever be grateful.

– Jordan

A friend from work told me about Dr Georgaklis after I had told her I was planning on getting braces. She went to him and got great results in a short time, so I thought I’d see what he had to say. I had four very overlapped front teeth and two needed crowns. He gave me an amazing smile fixing the overlapped teeth in just 6 and a half months, then whitening, the two crowns, and made everything more beautiful than I could have imagined. Everyone notices how perfect my teeth are almost daily, and he and his team made it all possible. I am forever indebted to Dr G for his personal care and attention to detail. He went way beyond other dental offices.

-Patricia

The staff at Rapid Braces understands that each case we take on is different and requires special considerations. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how you can get straight teeth fast with our 6 Month Braces option.

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Get 6 Month Braces and Invest in your Smile

Invest in your Smile with 6 Month Braces

A beautiful smile is a powerful thing that can do wonders for anyone’s self-esteem and overall health. Many individuals are uncomfortable with crooked teeth but weren’t able to get braces when they were younger for a variety of reasons. With new adult cosmetic orthodontic technologies, however, have made feeling like you missed your chance at a beautiful smile when you were younger a thing of the past. Rapid Braces offers a number of options for adult braces that can be easily concealed and get you straight teeth in 6 months or less. Here are a few reasons why you should invest in your smile with 6 month braces.

Self-Esteem Boost

Having a smile that you’re comfortable showing off can help you feel less anxious in social settings and just be yourself. Many people are self-conscious about their smiles which can lead to laughing and smiling less. Less smiling will hurt how other people see you and you may even start to avoid social situations completely. Invest in yourself with 6 month braces for straight teeth so you can feel comfortable with your smile.

Cosmetic orthodontic treatment options at Rapid Braces in Brookline can be easily concealed so you won’t have to worry about a radical change in appearance during 6 month braces treatment either. Lingual braces, one of our most popular adult braces options, are placed on the insides of your teeth so it will be difficult for anyone to tell you’re wearing braces.

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Get a Healthier Smile

Crooked teeth often lead to bigger, more expensive dental problems in the future because they make it tough to keep your mouth clean. Large spaces where plaque collects can be hidden by crooked teeth which can lead to cavities and other dental hygiene issues. Getting your teeth straightened with 6 month braces in Brookline will give you a smile that’s easier to keep clean and healthy.

Get Straight Teeth Fast

We visit with many patients who are interested in getting cosmetic orthodontic treatment for adults but were unsure about long treatment times. We understand that your time is valuable at Rapid Braces and use the latest cosmetic orthodontic methods so our patients can get adult braces of fast. Over 90% of cases are completed in 6 months or less at Rapid Braces so our patients can get straight teeth fast.

Reach out today to schedule a consultation at Rapid Braces office in Brookline to find out the best adult braces options for you. It’s never too late to invest in yourself and get the smile you’ve always wanted at Rapid Braces.

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How Can Cosmetic Orthodontics Improve My Smile?

Improve Smile with Cosmetic Orthodontics

Getting braces at an older age has become popular than ever, thanks to the advances in cosmetic orthodontics technology. New methods of straightening teeth have been developed that allow for braces to stay hidden and quicker treatment times. Because of this, more and more adults in the Boston area are starting to take advantage of cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Rapid Braces is on the cutting-edge of new treatment methods and one of the best places in Boston to get straight teeth fast.

Cosmetic orthodontic treatment at Rapid Braces can help you get a beautiful smile fast with our 6 month braces treatment. 6 Month Braces are a great way to get a beautiful smile before a big event or if you feel like you missed out on orthodontic treatment when you were younger. Here are a few ways how Boston Cosmetic Orthodontics can improve your smile in 6 months or less.

#1 Get a beautiful smile

Having straight teeth is great no matter how old you are. A beautiful smile will feel good to show off and make it easier to avoid common health issues associated with crowded teeth. Straight teeth will help you feel more comfortable in multiple different ways.

#2 Keep your mouth clean

Properly aligned teeth are much easier to keep clean than crooked teeth. Irregular spacing and position can create spaces in your mouth for plaque and other bacteria to collect that could lead to a bigger problem down the road.

#3 Improve your Self-Esteem

When your smile looks good, you will feel good. A beautiful smile is important for one’s confidence. Aligned teeth can create a great smile that can help you feel comfortable in almost any situation. You will feel more excited and confident going to events with crowds, reunions, parties, and interacting with others.

All these factors can help you improve your smile and are the biggest reasons adult braces are becoming more popular every year. Rapid Braces offers a number of different options so you can find the best choice for you. Lingual braces are one of the most popular choices for new patients because they are placed behind your teeth so you can easily keep your braces hidden. Clear braces are another option that can be kept hidden because they use clear retainers and brackets. Schedule a consultation with Rapid Braces to learn more about the different 6 Month Braces options we offer that could be right for you.

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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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