For many adults, childhood and adolescence did not include getting the braces you needed to straighten your teeth. Now you’re an adult; you don’t like your smile, but the idea of wearing braces is just too embarrassing at your age or career. You can face the rest of your life with crooked teeth, or you can seek a 21st century solution: Six Month Smiles. These are 6 month braces that are clear, virtually invisible and perfect for older teens and adults who want straight front teeth for a better smile.
The Six Month Smiles treatment works the same way as traditional braces, but with the focus on the cosmetic appearance of the front teeth. For this reason, it is not a treatment for serious bite problems, but rather a faster and more economical method for correcting misalignment in the front of the mouth. Six Month Smiles can be more affordable than veneers or teeth straightening with aligners. Six Months Smiles are actually braces, but the brackets are small and even the wires are tooth-colored, for a virtually invisible look.
Six month braces are as safe as traditional metal braces and may be more comfortable. That’s because they utilize lower force to move the teeth. The treatment time is only six months because the focus is on the front teeth that show when you smile. Traditional braces have to work on that area plus the movement of back teeth and the alignment of the bite, which takes a much longer time.
Thanks to modern technology, it is easier than ever for people to do something about their crooked teeth. More adults are getting orthodontic treatment today than ever before. The reason for the increase is because there are various options available and because they realize that a beautiful smile is important for self-esteem, relationships, and acts as an incentive to take care of your teeth and keep your oral health in top condition. If you know what it’s like to avoid looking at your teeth in the mirror, to cover your mouth when you laugh, or to smile with your lips together for pictures, you can change all that. Start by calling us at Southern Dental in Marrero now. Ask about 6 month braces, and we can set up an appointment for you for a preliminary exam and consultation to see if Six Month Smiles may be right for you!