Adults who want straighter, more attractive teeth but don’t want to endure years of unattractive metal braces have several alternatives to consider. Porcelain veneers, invisible braces, and six month braces are some of the alternatives to traditional metal braces.
In some cases, your cosmetic dentist can achieve the look you desire with porcelain veneers. These are thin porcelain wafers that are permanently bonded to the surface of your teeth and can result in an attractive smile without the discomfort and lengthy treatment time associated with braces.
Invisible braces are another alternative. There are different types of invisible braces such as clear plastic aligners like Invisalign, ceramic tooth colored braces that are less noticeable than conventional metal braces, and inside braces that attach to the back of the patient’s teeth and are hidden from view. One of the primary drawbacks of these types of braces is that they all take at least a year or more. Many cases will take more than two years for the complete treatment.
Six month braces such as the Six Month Smiles system are an attractive alternative for patients who want faster results without using veneers. Six month braces focus on straightening just the front teeth without major bite corrections. They work like traditional braces, but only take six months in most cases. Also, six month braces typically use a tooth colored wire and brackets to make them less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
When you are ready for a straight, beautiful smile that will improve you confidence and self esteem, talk to your cosmetic dentist about your options to see if six month braces are a good alternative for you.
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