Are clear braces an option for adults?

clear braces DallasMany adults who might benefit from orthodontic treatment shy away from it because of concerns about saddling their smiles with braces for 18 months or more. These patients should consider their treatment options for clear braces in order to straighten their smiles.

Modern orthodontic treatment features a number of options to reposition your teeth without unsightly metal brackets and wires, such as Six Month Smiles. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing your professional appearance in order to achieve a straighter smile.

If you’ve decided that conventional braces aren’t for you, look into other options and consult with a dentist who provides Six Month Smiles. Your smile will be glad you did!

Six Month Smiles: Preserve Your Smile’s Appearance And Finish Treatment Quickly

Our practice offers an innovative treatment known as Six Month Smiles that caters to adult patients (16 and older) with teeth that are crooked, spaced or otherwise misaligned.

This unique approach uses strong clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to reposition the teeth in an average of 4-8 months, in contrast to the years that patients can spend wearing conventional braces. Patients visit the office for the initial evaluation and again to have the braces put on.

You will need to visit your dentist for follow-up visits, as well. Most patients will need between three and seven adjustments before treatment is complete and the braces can be removed.

How Six Month Smiles Differs From Conventional Braces

Although Six Month Smiles also uses brackets and wires to achieve the tooth movement needed to straighten the smile, there are several important distinctions between this treatment approach and traditional braces. For example, Six Month Smiles:

  • Uses appliances that cannot easily be seen by a conversation partner
  • Only places brackets on the teeth that you see when you smile
  • Results in less discomfort than conventional braces
  • Achieves the desired result in a vastly shorter timeframe

All of these characteristics are valued by adult patients who don’t want to sacrifice their appearance during treatment. This treatment is also more convenient for patients who don’t want to fit even more obligations into their busy schedules.

Would you like to learn more about Six Month Smiles or schedule an evaluation to see if this treatment option will be a good fit for you? Call Cowdin Cosmetic Dentistry and speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members.