Straight Teeth on Your Terms

Straight Teeth on Your Terms

Have you been putting off straightening your smile? We understand that braces can seem daunting. Your time and comfort are valuable, so we strive to provide you with the most convenient and advanced teeth straightening options available.

At Town and Country Family Dentistry, we believe that you should still have a confident smile even during your teeth straightening treatment. Dr. Mandefro offers a variety of effective treatment options that will keep you smiling throughout your smile transformation. Whether you want to correct some overcrowding or completely transform your smile, Dr. Mandefro can help you pick the right braces option for your specific needs.

Read more about types of braces.

FAQs About Braces

If you’re not sure you’re ready, don’t hesitate to ask us about braces. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, from financial concerns to explaining treatment options. Just read a few of our FAQs for more information!

Q: If I’m already an adult, should I even bother getting braces?

Yes. It’s never too late for a straighter smile. We offer low-visibility alternatives to traditional braces, so your treatment will be quick and less noticeable.

Q: How long do I have to wear braces?

Treatment time varies based on the treatment method and the degree of treatment needed. Dr. Mandefro will guide you to the most efficient treatment for your case. For adults, this can generally be done in six months to one year.

Q: Are braces really necessary? What do they do other than make my teeth look better?

While most patients begin to consider braces because they want a more confident smile, there are other oral health benefits to having straight teeth. Crooked teeth and overcrowding can increase your risk for tooth decay, bone destruction, and gum disease. These can be expensive and painful to treat. A straight smile makes it easier to prevent poor oral health.

Q: What if I don’t have time for braces?

Dr. Mandefro understands your time is valuable, and as much as we love seeing our patients around our office, we want to get you in and out as quickly as possible while still giving you quality care. Our treatment options are designed to give you a straighter smile in a very short amount of time, so monitoring is necessary every six weeks or so. Talk to us about your goals, and we’ll set up a timeline and appointments that are convenient for you!

Q: Do I have to have insurance to get braces?

Many patients do not have dental plans that cover braces. However, it is our goal to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile. Our financial page has information about our Dental Savers Plan, New Patient Gifts, and our limited time only $500 Invisalign® Discount.

What Are the Benefits of a Straighter Smile?

  • Straight teeth boost your confidence and help you make a great first impression.
  • They’re easier to brush and floss, which improves your overall oral health.
  • Correcting a misaligned bite can alleviate many of the symptoms of TMJ disorder.
  • Crooked teeth often wear away unevenly, increasing your risk of needing crowns and other restorative work.

Dr. Mandefro offers two revolutionary alternatives to traditional orthodontics in the St. Louis, MO area. Our team will work to bring out the beauty and confidence of your natural smile, no matter what age you are. Dr. Mandefro will develop a customized orthodontic treatment plan that will have you on your way to a straighter smile in no time.

Invisalign® Invisible Braces

Invisalign
Invisalign

Unlike conventional braces that rely on bars and brackets to straighten your smile, Invisalign uses a carefully-planned series of custom plastic aligners to gently and gradually move your teeth to their perfect positions.

Another benefit that Invisalign offers over traditional braces is that the aligners can be removed for short periods of time without affecting your treatment. You can eat your favorite foods—even popcorn, apples, and corn on the cob—then brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.

Invisalign is an excellent option for adults and older teens who don’t want metal braces interfering with their busy lives.

If invisible braces sound perfect to you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mandefro today!

Six Months to a Straighter Smile

Six Months to a Straighter Smile

With Six Month Smiles® adult cosmetic braces, you could have the smile you’ve always wanted before your next dental cleaning! Six Month Smiles uses a combination of conventional orthodontic methods and state-of-the-art technology to straighten your teeth quickly, safely, and less visibly than traditional braces. The secret lies in the revolutionary “shape memory” arch wires, which require fewer adjustments to move your teeth to their proper positions. Six Month Smiles also use tooth-colored brackets, giving you a much more subtle and polished look than traditional metal braces.

  • Tooth-colored brackets & high-tech wires
  • Average treatment time of 6–9 months
  • Low-force process with less discomfort
  • Fewer adjustments saves you time & money
  • Custom post-treatment retainer

It’s time to stop hiding your smile! Call Town and Country Family Dentistry today to find out if Six Month Smiles braces are right for you.