A beautiful, straight smile is a desirable feature for anyone to have. Not only can it boost self-confidence, but in turn, it can also positively impact the way we are perceived by others. Unfortunately, it is a trait with which few are naturally blessed. This is precisely why Americans spend millions each year on orthodontics. In fact, over four million people in the U.S. currently wear braces, and a quarter of those are adults. Still, the thought of a year or more in braces, particularly for adults, is a less than appealing concept.
The Problem with Traditional Braces
Traditional braces have been around for a very long time, because they work. After undergoing treatment with these, you are sure to have vastly improved alignment. However, they are not without their downfalls. Traditional orthodontics utilize obvious wire and metal brackets that most find unappealing, particularly adults attempting to navigate in a professional world. Furthermore, such treatments often require a large time commitment of mostly 2 years. Of course, no one wants a mouth full of metal for an extended period of time, but there is also the consideration that the longer wear time also equals a larger investment. Average costs of traditional braces can range anywhere from $4,500 to $6,500.
How Six Month Smile is a Better Form of Orthodontics
For patients who are put off by the drawbacks of traditional braces, Six Month Smile orthodontics offer a perfect compromise. Still made with the wire and brackets that offer the best results, Six Month Smiles offer beautiful results without the “metal mouth” look. Instead, they are made with clear brackets and tooth-colored wire, keeping their visibility (and patient self-consciousness) to a minimum.
Additionally, as one would assume, the timeframe of Six Month Smile braces is significantly shorter. Because of this, they may not be suited for everyone. Those with severe crowding or significant bite adjustments may not be right for the treatment, as these issues typically take longer to correct. However, those with more minor concerns could enjoy improved alignment in as little as half the time of traditional braces. This mean reaching results far more quickly.
Is Six Month Smiles right for you? There’s only one way to know for sure. Contact a participating physician such as Dr. Aimee Russo-Mounger of The Smile Spa, and request a consultation. Through a thorough FREE examination and consultation, Dr. Russo and her team can determine if this particular method of teeth straightening could work for you, as well as answer all of your questions from insurance and cost to final results. Simply click below to set up your appointment at your earliest convenience.