It used to be that braces were associated with teen awkwardness and the middle school years. However, with the increasing popularity of adult braces, this is no longer the case. Advances in orthodontic dentistry such as clear aligner therapy, clear or ceramic braces and short-term orthodontics now provide a variety of attractive options for straightening adult teeth. In fact, it is now estimated that one out of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over the age of twenty-one. This is good news if you missed your opportunity to wear braces as a teenager or if you have since experienced an orthodontic relapse.
In fact, many famous people including Tom Cruise, Faith Hill, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus have worn some type of braces to straighten their teeth, in adulthood. For most adults, the biggest barriers to wearing traditional metal braces are the altered appearance, time and money required. In the first place, most adults just do not want to walk around wearing a mouth full of metal. Invisalign® invisible braces are well as Six Month Smiles® both provide a good solution to this problem. The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear aligners that are worn over the teeth to gently move them into the desired position, instead of metal wires and brackets. Six Month Smiles® uses patented clear braces to align your teeth. Both of these options provide a great alternative to traditional metal braces.
Time can also be an issue for many adults. They simply don’t want to spend one to two years in orthodontic therapy to achieve straighter teeth. This is where Six Month Smiles® offers a real advantage. By focusing primarily on just the teeth that show when you smile and not making major bite changes, this patented system can help you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile in an average treatment time of just six months.
Cost can also be a factor for many adults when it comes to orthodontic therapy. This is where Six Month Smiles® also offers an advantage over other orthodontic solutions. In most cases, the cost for treatment with Six Month Smiles® is considerably less than with Invisalign® or traditional metal braces.
If you are an adult and desire straighter teeth but are not sure which orthodontic solution to use to meet your goal, talk to your dentist today. Your dentist can help determine the best orthodontic solution to fit your dental health needs, your budget and your lifestyle.
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