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Six Month Smiles vs. Invisalign

There are two good options available on the market today for adults who desire straighter, more attractive teeth but do not want to put up with wearing metal braces for long periods of time; Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign®. Both of these systems offer a good alternative to traditional braces. So how do you decide which system is right for you?

The main difference between Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® is that Six Month Smiles® incorporates a traditional bracket and elastic system into its design that allows for more powerful tooth movement. Also, Invisalign® uses a series of removable aligners to move teeth into place while Six Month Smiles® uses a fixed bracket system that remains in place for the duration of treatment. Both options offer a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces as neither of these systems involves the unsightly metal used in traditional braces.

Treatment with Six Months Smiles® braces takes less time than treatment using the Invisalign® system. Treatment with Six Month Smiles® braces is also less expensive than the Invisalign® system because it involves fewer visits to the dentist and shorter treatment times. Six Month Smiles® is designed to correct the most obvious cosmetic concerns that patients want to address, in a short period of time. So why would a dentist ever recommend the Invisalign® system over Six Month Smiles® braces? Because the Invisalign® system has the ability to move the posterior teeth and because it allows patients to maintain better oral hygiene by wearing the removable aligners. In some cases, Invisalign® may be the correct solution to choose in order to promote better oral health over a longer period of time.

If you are an adult with crooked teeth but do not want to wear traditional braces to achieve straighter teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma of Prime Dental Care. We are a comprehensive dental practice that offers both the Invsalign® and the Six Month Smiles® adult braces. During your consultation, Dr. Ma can examine your teeth, review your dental history and help determine the best course of treatment to suit your needs and your lifestyle as well as your budget.

Prime Dental Care is currently accepting new patients and we accept most forms of dental insurance. We also offer flexible payment options as well as in-house payment plans. Contact Prime Dental Care today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful, confident, long-lasting smile.