In the past, the only way to straighten crooked teeth was by using metal braces. These appliances are often bulky, uncomfortable, and take a long time to provide results. Thankfully, there are other options available for adults who want a straighter smile. Here at Oral Implants & Reconstructive Dentistry, we can use Invisalign® clear aligners and Six Month Smiles to beautifully straighten your teeth in a fraction of the time!
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a brand of clear aligners we can use to straighten your teeth in as little as two months! Invisalign® comes in a series of custom aligners. One aligner is worn for two weeks, before being switched out for the next aligner in the set. They work by gently moving your teeth into their correct position over time. Unlike traditional braces, your Invisalign® treatment should be complete in two months to one year.
Each aligner in your set will be custom made to provide the best results. To order your aligners, we will begin by taking a series of detailed photos of your mouth. We will send this information to Invisalign®, where they will review your information and provide you with a case number. Your number will be based on the severity of your teeth’s misalignment and will determine how long your treatment will last. Treatments generally last two months, five months, or one year.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Traditional braces adjust the alignment of the front and back teeth. Because the back molars take longer to adjust, this method often takes upwards of two years to provide results. With Six Month Smiles, we will focus on the teeth that are visible when you smile. By adjusting only the front teeth, we can provide beautiful cosmetic results in a fraction of the time!
This method is ideal for patients who want quick results without having noticeable braces installed. Instead of traditional metal devices, we will use discreet clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. With Six Month Smiles, you can go about your day without having to worry about anyone noticing your treatment.
What Are the Benefits?
Both of these treatments can provide stunning results in a fraction of the time traditional braces require. Invisalign® aligners are excellent for those who want to straighten all of their teeth. They are discreet and can be taken out whenever you want to eat or drink. Because of their flexibility, you can continue enjoying your favorite meals and snacks throughout your treatment!
Six Month Smiles are perfect for those who want a quick way to improve the appearance of their smile. We can use this option to treat more serious cases of misalignment than Invisalign®, all while providing a comfortable, discreet treatment option.
If you think you may be a candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners or Six Month Smiles, please call our office today at 614-885-1215. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule a consultation!