If you’ve ever decided to do something about your crooked teeth, only to find out that you’ll have to have metal on your teeth for years, you’ll be happy to know that there’s another way to achieve the smile you want. To book a free short-term orthodontics consultation and learn your options, call George A. Hoop, DDS at 239-734-7737 today.
Our Fort Myers, FL dentist office has been open since 1991 and our Naples, FL dentist office has been since 2000. Regardless of which one you visit, you’ll be able to see a general dentist that does orthodontic services of many types.
So you’ll know what to expect after we’re done improving the look of your teeth, we can provide a free sneak peek of what your grin will look like when we’re all done. You’ll know precisely what you have to look forward to!
We also accept a wide variety of payment options so you won’t have to stress out about covering the cost of the treatments you need and/or want. We even take third-party financing through CareCredit and Lending Club and also provide our own Direct Dental Savings Plan, which includes discounts on certain services if you opt-in.
Find The Best Short-Term Orthodontics Option For You
Every patient has a unique set of teeth and may also have some particular goals and concerns when it comes to how they go about achieving their smile goals. To accommodate you and your particular case, we offer a variety of approaches.
Many patients who visit us wanting to straighten their crooked or misaligned teeth want to attain their dream smile as quickly as possible. If this describes you, we offer three options for you to consider. So you can make the best decision for your pearly whites, we will happily answer any questions you have and explain any treatment you are curious about.
One very popular option that many patients have heard by name is called Invisalign®. This method gradually straightens your teeth using a series of clear, plastic aligners that look similar to custom athletic mouthguards or certain types of retainers. With every new set of aligners, you’ll be one step closer to your ideal smile.
Our patients have been very happy with their experience straightening their teeth with Invisalign for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the pieces of feedback we’ve received:
- Instead of metal brackets and wires, your teeth are straightened using smooth plastic that form fits your teeth so they are very comfortable.
- You can take out your aligners for special occasions as long as you wear them for 20-22 hours a day.
- Even when they are being used, people may not notice because Invisalign is very discreet and difficult to notice.
- Because you can take them out, you won’t have to change your diet in any way or use any special oral hygiene techniques or tools as you would have to with traditional braces.
We also offer an option called Six Month Smiles® and that name is no joke – the average treatment time is half a year for most patients! Six Month Smiles works similarly to traditional braces, but the wires and brackets are either clear or tooth-colored, making them far less noticeable than metal ones.
Dr. Hoop has extensive experience in all the orthodontic options we offer, but one thing he’s particularly proud of is being the first level 2-trained Six Month Smiles provider in all of southwest Florida. You can rest assured that he’ll be able to help you turn your dream smile into a reality!
The third short-term solution we offer for straightening teeth is called Fastbraces®. Depending on your particular situation, this may be the fastest option we can provide to straighten your teeth. Your orthodontic treatment will use metal brackets and wires, like traditional braces, but unlike traditional braces, your Fastbraces will use specially shaped brackets and wires to improve the alignment of your teeth much more quickly.
A lot of the time, we can help you attain the smile you want in as little as 120 days, which is a fraction of the time that it takes to fix crooked teeth with standard braces. Dr. Hoop is also one of the first authorized Fastbraces providers in both the Fort Myers and Naples communities.
Regardless of which orthodontic treatment you receive from us, we will do all we can to ensure that your procedure provides total patient satisfaction. If the three short-term options discussed above are not a fitting solution for your case, we also offer traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires. We even provide braces that use special thermal NiTi (Nickel-Titanium) wires for a gentler, more consistent force when straightening your teeth.
To ensure that your treatments are performed with precision, we have invested in some state-of-the-art dental technology. We can even avoid uncomfortable impressions because we can use our intraoral scanners to get a highly detailed scan of all of your teeth.
If you are nervous about your treatments, regardless of the type, feel free to talk with us. Our calming, soothing team will do all we can to help you relax and feel comfortable when you are visiting us. Your comfort is a top priority for us and we will go above and beyond to help you feel at ease. We will never make you feel judged about your smile or about your concerns. We’re here to help you, after all!
Stop putting off your smile goals because you don’t want to commit to years of wearing braces. There are discreet, short-term solutions!
To take the first step on your journey to getting a beautiful set of straight teeth, call George A. Hoop, DDS at 239-734-7737 and ask about short-term orthodontics. You can also swing by and visit either our Naples, FL dentist office or Fort Myers, FL dentist office during normal business hours or submit a question using our handy online form at any time.