Six Month smiles and Clear Braces in Folsom
Short Term Braces from Dr. George Chen of Esthetic Reflections
For those that struggle with crooked and uneven teeth, the best solution is braces. Braces slowly and carefully align your teeth to a more aesthetically pleasing position, reducing gaps between the teeth and ensuring crooked teeth become straighter.
Yet traditional braces come with one major drawback – most take years to see results, and when you combine that length of time with the other discomforts of wearing metal braces, it’s easy to see why so many people avoid braces despite wanting their results.
What Are Six Month Smiles?
There is an alternative that has become very popular in recent years. It is known as “Six Month Smiles,” and it is a form of short term braces, similar in some ways to the also very popular “Invisalign,” that may be the right choice for your cosmetic tooth straightening needs.
Six Month Smiles are a form of clear braces. They are not that different from traditional metal braces or Invisalign in terms of how they work. Over a period of about 6 months, Six Month Smiles moves teeth in the “ideal” alignment slowly and incrementally. Using clear braces, rather than metal braces, the brackets are slowly pushing and pulling on the teeth and getting them to move into the “correct” position.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
There are two main benefits to choosing a Six Month Smile system. These benefits are:
- Time – Most patients can compete the braces in 6 months, compared to as long as two years or more for other types of braces.
- Clear – The braces themselves are very similar to metal braces in how they work (rather than Invisalign, which uses plastic aligners), but is made of a clearer and more tooth-like material. They’re visible, but not nearly to the extent of other braces.
Six Month Smile braces are a great choice for the right candidates. However, they are not right for everyone. They are primarily a cosmetic procedure, with the intention of moving mostly the front teeth (metal braces move the back teeth), and they are not necessarily ideal for those with severe tooth crookedness.
But for the right individuals that have crooked teeth, Six Month Smiles are a great choice. If you are interested in learning more about the Six Month Smile system, contact us today at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051.