Traditional metal braces are restrictive, cumbersome, and require frequent appointments for adjustments. Our office offers two options to straighten you smile quickly and in a way that fits your lifestyle: Invisalign and 6 Month Smiles.
Invisalign® can quickly and easily straighten your teeth with a series of removable, clear, custom-made mouthpieces.
We will develop a comprehensive treatment plan using 3-D computer imaging technology so you can preview the final positioning of your teeth before treatment.
Each Invisalign aligner should be worn for about two weeks, and then the next aligner will be administered. By gradually changing aligners, your teeth will be moved into place as if traditional braces were worn. Because Invisalign® mouthpieces are removable, there are no food restrictions or flossing problems, and appointments are only required every six weeks.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles® can provide a straighter smile in about six months. A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought – Six Month Smiles® utilizes nearly invisible clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.
The key components are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile. We use tooth-colored braces that are barely visible. The wires are usually tooth-colored as well.
Six Month Smiles® uses low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles® utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Who Can Benefit From Invisalign & Six Month Smiles?
Not every patient can benefit from Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, but our dentists can provide an evaluation at your initial consultation. If you suffer from crowded teeth, spaced teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite or other bite problems you may benefit from one of our orthodontic treatments. Straight teeth not only improve your facial aesthetics, they also help you to effectively bite, speak and chew. They also improve your oral health and reduce your risk for developing additional problems such as gum disease and TMJ Disorder.
Schedule your appointment today to learn more about how you can straighten your teeth.