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Traditional & Alternative Orthodontics

While traditional metal braces are still the gold standard in modern orthodontics techniques, we are fortunate to live in a time when we have options outside of metal braces. Not everyone wants or needs to have metal braces for two or more years in order to achieve the straight smile they desire. At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, we are happy to offer braces alternatives including short-term and invisible options to fit your lifestyle, goals and budget.

Schedule a consultation today to find out which option is right for you!


Six Month Smiles®

Whether you have an important life event coming up, or you just don’t want to put your life on hold for two or more years with traditional braces, Six Month Smiles® might be the perfect solution for you. By focusing only on the front teeth that show when you smile, we are able to achieve dramatic aesthetic results with average treatment times of only six months!
Six Month Smiles

The benefits of Six Month Smiles® include:

  • Clear brackets & tooth colored wires
  • Correct a number of alignment issues
  • Much less noticeable than metal braces
  • A straight smile in as little as six months!

Because Six Month Smiles® is largely a cosmetic orthodontic treatment that only focuses on the visible teeth, it is not ideal for patients who require significant bite alteration.


If you prefer a completely invisible orthodontic option, Vista Ridge Family Dentistry is proud to be a certified ClearCorrect® provider. ClearCorrect® is a clear aligner system, similar to Invisalign®. You will wear each set of aligners for a few weeks as determined in your individual treatment plan until we’ve reached the beautiful, straight smile you desire.

The benefits of ClearCorrect® include:

  • Clear aligners are virtually invisible
  • No uncomfortable & unsightly brackets & wires
  • Plastic aligners are smooth & comfortable
  • Aligners are removable to fit your lifestyle
  • Maintain optimum oral hygiene
  • Enjoy your favorite foods
  • Let your smile shine through treatment!

ClearCorrect® aligners can correct a number of alignment issues, but are not ideal for patients who require any sort of movement along the vertical axis.

Traditional Braces

If for any reason you are not a candidate for any of our alternative orthodontic options – maybe you need significant bite alteration and/or require movement along the vertical axis – we also offer the gold standard with traditional braces. Traditional braces are the most tried, true, and effective method to achieve the straight, beautiful smile you deserve. Not only is a straight smile more attractive, but is also healthier as it facilitates a healthy bite for a healthy TMJ, and is also easier to keep clean as the gums fit better around the teeth for optimum oral hygiene and health.

Come see us!

There’s no better time than the present to stop hiding your smile and improve your confidence and your oral health with orthodontics. Contact your Cedar Park dentist, Dr. Max Kerr, Dr. Brandon Hedgecock, or Dr. Supriya Patel at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry today by calling (512) 253-8840 or schedule an appointment online!


*Our doctors are general dentists providing orthodontic services.

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