Six Month Smiles®- Clear Braces and Invisible Aligners
Tired of hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed to show your teeth? Well, you’re not alone; a lot of Allen & Fairview locals are asking for solutions to straighten their teeth. So, to meet this ever-growing need our community has for orthodontic treatment, Sloan Creek Dental now offers Six Month Smiles®. This discreet orthodontic treatment option can straighten your teeth and help create a perfect smile. Find out more information below about Sloan Creek Dental orthodontic treatment options and answers to frequently asked questions to determine if Six Month Smiles® is right for you.
What is Six Month Smiles®?
Six Month Smiles® is a fast, affordable, and effective orthodontic treatment system that can straighten your teeth with either invisible aligners, clear braces, or both within six months. Both invisible aligners and clear braces are used to treat adult orthodontic candidates in our Fairview, TX office. To become a Six Month Smiles® provider requires additional training, which Dr. Feng has completed, to offer her patients this convenient and quick way to straighten your teeth.
How Does Six Month Smiles® Work?
To start, you would first find out if you’re a candidate for Six Month Smiles®. But the good news is if you have crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth, you would qualify. Roughly 95% of people are candidates for Six Month Smiles®. After that, Dr. Feng will determine if your case is mild, moderate, or severe, which will determine which treatment options would be recommended for your mouth. Six Month Smiles® has a few ways to realign your teeth, which would include invisible aligners, clear braces, and a combination of the two. The aligners and clear braces work to reposition your teeth over a six month period to help you create a perfect smile.
What is the Difference Between Clear Braces and Invisible Aligners?
Invisible aligners are great for treating people with mild crowding and gaps between the teeth. Clear braces are used for more complex cases that require more tooth movement. But the good news is both options will not be easily noticed. Six Month Smiles® uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to help your braces blend in, and the custom aligners are clear, so they are virtually invisible. Depending on your particular case, Dr. Feng may recommend clear braces on your lower teeth and an invisible aligner for your upper teeth.
Are Clear Braces Right For Me?
Absolutely! If your teeth are crooked, crowded, misaligned, or have gaps you’d like to close, clear braces are definitely right for you. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, Dr. Feng would like to help. She would be happy to discuss how clear braces would be right for you and determine if you would be a candidate for invisible aligners. It’s never too late to get orthodontic treatment so you can proudly show off your smile at any age.
The Benefits That Come With Choosing Six Month Smiles®
Whether you get invisible aligners, clear braces, or both, the perk of choosing Six Month Smiles® is the quick treatment time. Traditional braces can take 2+ years to straighten your teeth completely; instead, with Six Month Smiles®, the average treatment time is 6 months. (Most patients finish within 6 months, but treatment times may range from 4-9 months.)
Six Month Smiles® uses proven techniques and materials to make adult appliances that reduce treatment times. But to achieve that will require your participation too. The invisible aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours a day and should only be taken out to eat or drink anything besides water and to brush and floss your teeth. Besides that, your custom aligners are your new best friend and should be worn all the time.
Clear braces make compliance a bit easier since they are secured to your teeth with special dental glue. The essential thing to remember is to brush and floss your teeth routinely while in clear braces. Brackets and wires make it hard to maintain a clean mouth because food easily adheres to them. Just make sure you invest in an electric toothbrush, some floss threaders, and Waterpik®, and you’ll be all set.
Don’t forget while in orthodontic treatment to make sure to maintain your dental appointments at (insert dental office name); that way, Dr. Feng can make adjustments and verify things are moving correctly.
Do Clear Braces/Aligners Cost More than Traditional Braces
Six Month Smiles® cost is generally less expensive than traditional braces but varies depending on your specific treatment goals. Treatment plans tend to range between $3,500 and $5,000 but can vary. Dr. Feng and her treatment coordinator will determine your treatment cost based on how complex your case is. Some dental and healthcare insurance plans may cover a portion of your treatment. To find out if they do, it’s best to contact your insurance provider based on your specific policy. But Sloan Creek Dental does provide monthly payment plans!
Ready to Get Started? Here’s How….
If you’re interested in talking about ways to straighten your teeth, schedule an appointment at our Fairview, TX office. Dr. Feng would be happy to go over orthodontic treatment options that would fit your needs and goals.