If you’re thinking about correcting your smile then you may be considering a variety of different options. We can choose from a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry to really pinpoint and fix the particular problems we want taken care of. However, when it comes to the process of straightening our teeth we are more limited with our options. Traditional braces have been used for decades to align our teeth. However, many adults are looking for an option that is more suitable to their preferences. These preferences include minimal visibility, short treatment time, and an end result of straight teeth they can be proud of.

Traditional Braces

One of the most popular methods used to help people get a great smile are traditional braces. Most people get braces when they are in middle school or at a young age. The length of time people wear traditional braces varies between each individual but will usually take 1 to 2 years. Traditional braces have a metal bracket and silver wire that is very noticeable to others which is the main problem many people have with them. Traditional braces are intended to fix over and under bites, crooked, crowded, and incorrect jaw positions. Traditional braces work to align all your teeth to fix any bite positions that may affect your chewing ability or jaw joint muscles.

6 Month Smiles

braces, traditional, adult braces6 Month Smiles is similar to traditional braces in that it works to give you straight teeth. There are some major differences though. 6 Month Smiles works to cosmetically straighten only the teeth that show. Instead of making sure the back teeth or any bite situations are fixed they strictly focus on giving you an aesthetically pleasing smiling. That is why they are able to give people the smile they want in shortened period of time but with the same process as traditional braces. Most people that are candidates for 6 Month Smiles don’t need to fix any chewing or jaw problems so focusing on just the visible teeth is okay. Instead of using visible metal and silver wire, they use wire that is clear and brackets that are the same color as our teeth, creating an almost invisible illusion.

Depending on your preferences and your needs you may consider either traditional braces or 6 Month Smiles. Whatever your dental needs are, contact us so we can help you at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe.