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Jun
25

Invisalign or Six Month Smiles – Which Is Right for You?

Cosmetic orthodontic treatment is becoming more and more popular among teens and adults of all ages. If you’re ready to enjoy an improved smile today, then it’s time to talk with your dentist about the orthodontic options available to you.

To start with, consider how two popular orthodontic therapies – Invisalign and Six Month Smiles – compare with each other.

When Do You Want Results?

One big difference between Invisalign and Six Month Smiles is how treatment lasts. Invisalign can take over a year to give you results. As the name implies, Six Month Smiles takes an average of six months. You could see results in as few as four months or as much as eight, depending on your case.

What Results Do You Want?

Six Month Smiles addresses the front teeth. If your goal is to quickly fix only the teeth that show when you smile, then Six Month Smiles will likely get the job done.

Invisalign is the better choice if you want to adjust all of your teeth. It takes a little more time, but it’s more comprehensive.

Aesthetics and Maintenance

Six Month Smiles have actual brackets that are cemented to your teeth and held together with a wire. Brushing and flossing around braces can be a bit of a chore.

Invisalign tends to be easier to care for. Your removable trays clean easily outside the mouth and allow you to eat whatever you want. Invisalign is also less noticeable than braces.

The best way to decide on the teeth straightening procedure that’s right for your smile is to talk with your local dentist. A straighter and younger looking smile is just one consultation away!

Posted on behalf of:
Cosmetic Dentist of Hayward
27206 Calaroga Ave #216
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 782-7821

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