Orthodontics

Complete Health Dental Care

Carl S Piontkowski , DDS

General Dentist located in Clinton Township, MI

Crooked or misaligned teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. If you’re ready for straighter, aesthetically pleasing teeth and a beautiful smile, you can turn to board-certified dentist Carl Piontkowski, DDS, and his team at Complete Health Dental Care in Clinton Township, Michigan. They offer Fastbraces® to give you a beautiful smile in as little as 120 days. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about your orthodontics options.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics treatment is a way to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. The Complete Health Dental Care team offers Fastbraces to shift your teeth into proper alignment is less time than traditional braces. In fact, Fastbraces treatment with clear brackets often takes as little as 120 days.

Is orthodontics treatment right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for Fastbraces at Complete Health Dental Care, Dr. Piontkowski reviews your oral health history and examines your teeth and gums. The team takes dental X-rays, too. They discuss various orthodontics options to find the best match. Fastbraces might be right for you if you have:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crossbite

Fastbraces are often effective for patients of all ages. Maintain good oral health and get treated for gum disease or tooth decay prior to orthodontics treatment. If you have severe teeth misalignment you might need more intensive orthodontic work to accomplish your smile goals.

The team at Complete Health Dental Care also offers Invisalign® clear aligners for more discreet treatment.

What are the benefits of Fastbraces?

Fastbraces are like traditional braces, but offer you straighter teeth in significantly less time. Rather than square brackets, Dr. Piontkowski uses triangular brackets placed further apart. This allows the entire tooth and root to shift into place all at once.

A list of benefits associated with Fastbraces treatment at Complete Health Dental Care include:

  • Shorter treatment times
  • Smooth brackets
  • Gentle adjustments
  • Clear brackets
  • Cost savings
  • Straighter teeth
  • Better bite
  • Easier teeth cleaning

Having straighter teeth can significantly improve your smile, confidence, happiness, interpersonal relationships, and overall quality of life.

What should I expect during orthodontics treatment?

During orthodontic treatment with Complete Health Dental Care, the team digitally scans your teeth and develops a customized treatment to best match your needs. 

If you are opting for Invisalign, your information is sent to a dental lab to create custom-fit clear aligners. If Fastbraces is better for your condition the team strategically places clear brackets on your teeth with wires to slowly shift them into an ideal alignment over time.

You attend periodic follow-up sessions to tighten Fastbraces wires and make sure your treatment works the way it’s designed to.

When your teeth reach a desirable position, Dr. Piontkowski removes the brackets so you can enjoy your beautiful new smile. You might wear a retainer, at least initially or just at night, to ensure your teeth don’t shift.

Don’t live with an imperfect smile when simple orthodontics solutions are within reach at Complete Health Dental Care. Book a consultation with Dr. Piontkowski and his team by phone or online today.