We often get patients asking how they can straighten their teeth without having to wear bulky, metal braces. We like to give our patients lots of options, and our two favorite options for adults who don’t want to wear traditional braces are Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® Invisible Braces. Both options are wonderful, discreet ways to straighten your teeth without getting in the way of the rest of your life.
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles are like braces except they use tooth-colored brackets and high-tech wires that are smaller, sleeker and less bulky than traditional braces. These braces use a low-force process that means less discomfort than traditional braces. Fewer adjustments means less expense and fewer appointments!
Invisalign® Invisible Braces
Invisalign are removable, plastic aligners that you wear for most of the day (except when eating) and they are gentle and subtle, so most people won’t even notice you’re having your teeth straightened. The main difference is that Invisalign is removable and covers your whole teeth, and Six Month Smiles are more like traditional braces, except much smaller and sleeker.
The main thing for you to consider is how you feel about wearing very discreet braces vs wearing plastic aligners. If you don’t like the idea of wearing braces, then Invisalign is probably the option for you. However, if you don’t think you are disciplined enough to wear Invisalign as many hours as you need to, then the most effective options would likely be Six Month Smiles.
Affordable Orthodontics for Adults
If you’re wondering about how to pay for your non-traditional orthodontic treatment for adults, then call Mission Hills Family Dental about our payment plans, the insurances we accept, and other ways you can pay for your beautiful, new smile!
Are you ready for straighter, more attractive teeth? Call today or schedule your appointment online! Dr. Miller can’t wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.