Six Month Smiles & Clear Aligners
Many of us grew up thinking that metal orthodontics were the only way to achieve straighter teeth. However, most adults don’t want to be saddled with traditional metal braces that can be uncomfortable and awkward to wear, especially if their teeth are just mildly misaligned.
Today, we have more options than ever when it comes to choosing short-term orthodontic treatments that are discreet, comfortable, and won’t disrupt your life.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles braces and clear aligners offered at Sullivan Dental Partners combine the convenience and aesthetics of clear braces with the effectiveness of metal orthodontics.
The purpose of treatment with traditional long-term orthodontics is to correct a misaligned dental bite. Adults who have a minor cosmetic misalignment often don’t have a problem with their dental bite. In these cases, Six Month braces are perfect because they move only the front teeth that show when you smile. The system applies gentle force to reposition your front teeth in as little as four to nine months.
Since treatment times are reduced, Six Month Smiles clear braces are generally more affordable than traditional braces. They won’t detract from your beautiful smile, either, because the tooth-colored wires and clear brackets blend in well with your natural enamel.
Clear Aligner Trays
If you’re more interested in learning about straightening mildly misaligned teeth with clear aligners, Dr. Rick and Dr. Sully can help! Treatment with our clear aligners is discreet and comfortable. You don't have to worry about how they'll impact your lifestyle because they can be easily removed while eating, brushing, and flossing or for special events.
If you choose clear aligners, we will start by developing a plan that establishes the ideal positioning of your teeth. These specifications are then sent to a high-quality dental lab where your new aligners will be fabricated.
In a couple weeks, you will return to our office, and you’ll receive a series of new aligners along with instructions for their use. Simply wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, then move on to the next in the series. You’ll stay motivated because you will actually be able to see the gradual progress each time you change aligners. Treatment times with clear aligners average about twelve months for adults. Teens can expect treatment times similar to traditional orthodontics.
We Want to See You Smile!
There’s no reason to live with tooth misalignment because you dread the thought of bulky braces. We would love the opportunity to show you our options and explain how they work. Our doctors will take the time to answer your questions and suggest the solution we think is most appropriate for you.
If you’ve been living with crooked teeth and are finally ready to take the next step to a straighter smile, please call our Brentwood dental office so we can arrange a consultation.