Straighten Your Teeth Faster With Short-Term Orthodontics
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by Galleria of Smiles
Your teeth have a huge effect on the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are crooked or crowded or you have gaps between your teeth, it can distract from how good your smile could be.
If those issues are affecting your smile, then it may be time for you to call our dentist in Sand Springs, OK, to ask about Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles. These take different approaches to orthodontic care, but both were developed with adults in mind.
You may not need traditional braces to get the smile that you want. If you are ready to make a change that could improve your smile as well as your self-confidence, then it’s time to schedule a consultation at Galleria of Smiles.
How Straight Teeth Could Help You
You are an adult with a job. Maybe you already have a family. Maybe you are still looking for that special someone to start a family of your own.
In any case, you have professional and personal reasons why you may want your teeth to be straighter. A survey by Kelton Research asked people how smiles affected their perception of the people they meet.
They found that people with nice smiles were considered to be friendlier, more intelligent, more trustworthy, and more attractive, too. Any what is one way to give yourself a nicer smile? You can make your teeth straighter.
The question is which treatment orthodontic option is right for you. Galleria of Smiles can help you figure that out. Dr. M. Emami at our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK, would be happy to talk about your goals, evaluate your smile, and recommend the option or options that will help you.
Create the smile that you want to see every day in the mirror. Call us to schedule an appointment.
How You Could Straighten Your Teeth In Less Time
At Galleria of Smiles, you will have the opportunity to discuss, compare, and contrast different kinds of orthodontic care before you begin.
Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are considered short-term orthodontic treatments. Both work in less time than traditional metal braces. Here’s how each one works.
Rather than wearing brackets and wires on your teeth, you will receive a custom-designed set of clear, plastic aligners. Each aligner is meant to be worn for a few weeks at a time. Each time you change aligners, you will know that your teeth are being gently pushed a little closer to a straight position.
A typical Invisalign treatment takes about 12 months, although your treatment time could be longer or shorter depending on your particular situation.
Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners for a few hours per day. That includes when you are eating or brushing and flossing your teeth.
And since the aligners are clear, they are less noticeable than metal braces.
You also may want to know our team has been trained to use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. With this technology, we can give you an idea how your smile could change before you start your treatment.
➤ Six Month Smiles
If your goal is to complete your treatment faster, we may recommend Six Month Smiles instead. This is similar to traditional braces in that it uses brackets and wire. The difference is that its is more focused on the cosmetic benefits of orthodontic care.
Rather than trying to move all your teeth, Six Month Smiles moves the teeth in the front of your mouth. These are lighter and smaller than your back teeth.
This means they can be moved in a way that transforms your smile in about six months on average.
The brackets are made of a tooth-colored ceramic. They aren’t as discreet as Invisalign, but they are less visible than metal brackets and wires.
If you have questions about either of these systems, call us.
We Want You To Be Happy With Your Smile
Having straight teeth can make a difference in how your smile looks, but it can also improve how you feel about your smile. When you like your smile, you are more likely to share that smile with the people around you.
Whether you use Invisalign, Six Months Smiles, or traditional braces, the Galleria of Smiles team will be here to support you along the way. Schedule a consultation if you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for either of our short-term orthodontic options.