Orthodontics, also known as teeth straightening, helps to align crooked or crowded teeth to improve their function and your appearance.
Orthodontics can involve having braces fitted onto your teeth to gradually straighten them into the desired position, or wearing aligners, which are thin, clear, flexible plastic mouth guards that you can remove. You might think that only teenagers wear braces, but orthodontics can be suitable for anybody who’s looking to improve the appearance or function of their smile.
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment, which uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually encourage the teeth to move in order to create a straight, healthy looking smile.
How does Invisalign work? The Invisalign treatment works by encouraging the teeth to move in the desired direction over the course of the treatment. Each aligner is shaped slightly differently and gentle pressure is applied to the teeth to force them to move into the correct position. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next one in the series until the treatment is complete. The aligners must be worn for between 21 and 23 hours each day to ensure that they achieve optimum results.
Six Month Smiles
There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
Here is what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative:
- Average treatment times of only six months.
- Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible.
- Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result.
- Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable.
- Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene.