Haytham A. Fares, DDS, PC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Dearborn, MI

With modern advances in dentistry, it has never been easier to achieve a straighter, healthier looking smile. At his practice in Dearborn, Michigan, Haytham A. Fares, DDS, PC, specializes in cutting-edge orthodontics, offering different options when it comes to braces. With revolutionary methods, such as Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®, adults and teens alike can enhance their smiles discreetly and effectively. To learn more about your options, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Braces Q & A

Am I too old for braces?

No, and that’s the beauty of braces! You’re never too old. Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, you can benefit from braces. It’s practically never too late to improve your smile because Dr. Fares offers different options that can accommodate your specific circumstances.

It’s important to remember that straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean and healthy than crooked teeth. Misaligned teeth are far more likely to have buildups of plaque around the gum line, no matter how well you brush and floss. It doesn’t matter how old you are, straightening crooked teeth accomplishes this and can give you a boost in confidence.

What are my options when it comes to braces?

Dr. Fares offers several different options when it comes to braces, such as:

Six Months Smiles®

Six Month Smiles uses clear metal brackets on your teeth that apply controlled amounts of force to realign your smile. The shorter treatment time makes these braces cheaper than alternative metal bracket options. They’re also more discreet than traditional metal bracket braces.


More than six million men, women, and teens have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth, making it one of the most popular orthodontic treatments on the market. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that apply gradual pressure to your teeth, shifting them into proper alignment over time.

Minor Tooth Movement (MTM)®   

This is an extremely cost-effective clear aligner system that’s specifically meant to correct minor alignment issues. Generally, treatment with MTM aligners lasts a few months and is far cheaper than other clear aligner systems.

How long does it take to straighten teeth with braces?

The specifics of orthodontic treatment can vary widely. Depending on factors such as the state of your smile, your age, your desired results, and the type of braces you opt for, treatment can take anywhere from 1-3 years. However, in some cases, treatment with braces can only require a few months.

Dr. Fares can discuss the specifics of your treatment plan with you during an initial consultation. This can help you gain a better understanding of what to expect with your orthodontic treatment. While there, you can find out what type of time frame you should plan for.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Fares, call the office or book it online today.