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How Do I Know If Short-Term Orthodontics Will Work For Me?

December 4th, 2017 |
In Blog |
by Galleria of Smiles

There’s no shame in wanting a straighter smile. And no matter your age, it’s not too late to get the smile of your dreams! In fact, at our Sand Springs, OK office, we focus on short-term orthodontic treatments that are great for patients of all ages.

At Galleria of Smiles, we want you to know it’s not too late to get the smile of your dreams. Learn more about the short-term orthodontic treatments we offer and what sets them apart from traditional metal braces. We strongly believe you’ll be encouraged and motivated to take a step toward a brilliant, straighter smile.

Considering Short-Term Orthodontics?

If you’re looking for a family dentist who can take care of all your dental health needs at the same office, Galleria of Smiles is the place to go.

The only way to know for sure if short-term orthodontics is right for you is to visit our office for a consultation. During your consultation, we can get a closer look at your mouth, take X-rays if needed, and go over your goals. In most cases, short-term orthodontics is great for patients who:

  • Want a speedier alternative to traditional braces.
  • Don’t like the way metal braces look or feel.
  • Have just a few misaligned teeth.
  • Have worn braces before and need a touch-up treatment.
  • Have crooked teeth but an unaffected bite.

Short-Term Orthodontic Treatments

At Galleria of Smiles, we offer two options for patients interested in short-term orthodontics. You can learn more about each option below to get a better idea of which treatment may work best for you.


Invisalign uses clear retainer-like aligners to reposition your teeth. You will use a series of the removable trays to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Like most orthodontic treatments, Invisalign uses slight pressure that causes very little, if any, discomfort to gradually move your teeth.

With Invisalign, you can remove the trays when you eat, which means there are no diet restrictions. Additionally, it’s even easier to keep your teeth clean without having to brush and floss around metal brackets and wires.

Invisalign is a great option for patients with high visibility careers and athletes.

At Galleria of Smiles, we offer Invisalign for more complex cases, but the aligners are also available for short-term teeth straightening treatment.

At our office, we use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to give you a better idea of what you can expect in terms of the length of your treatment and the outcome.

If Invisalign as a short-term orthodontics option is right for you, you could have a brilliant, confident smile in months instead of years!

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is another option if you’re considering short-term orthodontics. Six Month Smiles is a great alternative to traditional metal braces for patients age 16 or older.

Similar to Invisalign, Six Month Smiles is a more discreet alternative, but instead of aligners, this treatment uses clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires.

Six Month Smiles is a great treatment option for a variety of misalignment issues. With Six Month Smiles, we can treat extrusions, rotations, tipping, and intrusions. We can also treat the following dental problems associated with the front teeth:

  • Spacing and diastemas
  • Crowding and overlapping
  • Open bites and overbites
  • Asymmetry
  • Reverse smile lines

Which Short-Term Orthodontics Treatment Is Right For Me?

It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what treatment options are right for your teeth and your goals. At Galleria of Smiles, our experts can help make the process much easier. With decades of training and experience, we help patients every day achieve their dream smiles and we want to do the same for you. If straighter teeth and a more confident smile is what you want, we’re here to help!

To learn more about short-term orthodontics and how they can transform your smile, call our Sand Springs, OK dentist office to schedule a consultation. Don’t wait another day to take a step toward the smile of your dreams. Call us today or fill out our online form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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