Why You Should Choose Clear Braces

clear braces 6 months smilesWhen you want the effectiveness of traditional metal braces without looking like you have a mouthful of metal, it is clear braces that will get the job done. Practically invisible braces use the traditional bracket-and-wire technique to gently move your teeth into position. For patients who find metal braces unappealing and who aren’t interested in the hands-on treatment of Invisalign, clear braces in the form of Six Month Smiles are often the most attractive option.

What Can Invisible Braces Correct?

The primary focus of Six Month Smiles treatment is to gently move the teeth that show when you smile. This type of orthodontia is able to be completed in such a short period of time thanks to the latest technology and dentistry techniques that move teeth quickly and safely with clear braces.

Clear braces can correct:

  • Spaces between teeth
  • Teeth that are out of position
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth that are crowded together

By using low force to move teeth into position, Six Month Smiles can correct your smile in a fraction of the time that traditional metal braces take. Keep in mind that an accelerated braces treatment does not mean more frequent tightening of brackets to get the teeth moving faster. It’s important to understand that this treatment is focused on repairing the cosmetic appearance of your teeth and smile rather than reshaping your bite.

Are You Eligible for Clear Braces?

Traditional metal braces are often worn for up to two years, but Six Month Smiles are done in – naturally – an average of about six months. That’s even faster than Invisalign! And if your bite is not severely compromised and you are most concerned about the appearance of your teeth, Six Month Smiles may be the clear braces treatment that serves you best.

Adults over the age of 16 are candidates for Six Month Smiles, but only your Manhattan dentist can tell you for certain if your oral health is right for this customized treatment. Patients who have a severe overbite or underbite may be excluded as a Six Month Smiles candidate, but don’t be disappointed if that’s the case – your alignment may be correctable with Invisalign because Invisalign is a compreheisve orthodontics treatment that does correct bite position.

Ultimately, the goal for any orthodontics patient should be selecting the clear braces treatment that will adequately and appropriately alter your smile for maximum form and function. If you want minor flaws in your smile to be corrected and your teeth to be straight without great intervention or anyone really noticing your efforts, it’s time to learn more about Six Month Smiles from your Midtown cosmetic dentist.

Straighten Your Teeth Any Which Way

Being self-conscious about your smile can be a serious detriment to your life, socially, professionally, and personally. Even though braces may not sound like the most appealing option, it’s nice to know that you can have the kind of straight teeth you want without having to endure a mouth full of metal. (Though you will still need a retainer after treatment is complete – bonded options are available if that suits you better.)

Make your appointment to discuss orthodontic options with your Manhattan dentist, Dr. Sandip Sachar or Dr. Katherine Wong.