Are straighter teeth on your Christmas list this year? When you look in the mirror, do you picture yourself with a beautiful, more balanced and straighter smile? Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth but never had the time or the money? Don’t you wish it was as easy as just asking Santa? Even though it is not as easy as just putting it on your Christmas list, with the latest advances in dental technology and orthodontics, it has never been easier or more affordable for adults to straighten their teeth. And now, you don’t necessarily have to put up with a mouth full of metal in the process!
Today, there are a variety of attractive and affordable options to help adults get straighter teeth and more beautiful, confident smiles. Invisalign® invisible braces are a good option for adults who desire straighter teeth, but do not want to wear metal braces. The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear, custom aligners that are worn over the teeth to move them into place. The aligners can be removed while eating, flossing and brushing your teeth, for improved dental hygiene. Although each case will vary, treatment time is an average of one year. The cost of Invisalign® will also vary according to each individual case, however, the cost is an average of $5000, roughly the same amount as the cost of traditional braces. Invisalign® effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems ranging from from mild cases of crooked or protruding teeth to more complex issues such as an overbite, underbite or serious malocclusion.
Six Month Smiles® is another good option for adults who are seeking straighter teeth. Like the Invisalign® system, Six Month Smiles® braces are also clear. However, Six Months Smiles® straighten teeth in an average treatment time of just six months, and they cost less than traditional braces and most clear aligner systems. Six Month Smiles® braces focus primarily on just the teeth that show in the front of your mouth when you smile. For this reason, they are not effective for patients who need major bite alterations.
How should you decide which system is right for you? The only way to find out for sure if you are a candidate for one of these types of adults braces is to talk to a certified Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles® provider. Dr. Justin Scott of Pure Dental Health in Atlanta is a certified provider for both of these adult orthodontic systems. If you would like to get more information about adult braces or to find out which system is right for you, please contact Pure Dental Health today.
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