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Uses for Invisalign Clear Orthodontics

By | Clear Braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign

Invisalign clear orthodontics is a great alternative to traditional braces. The Manhattan Beach, CA Cosmetic Dentist uses Invisalign clear removable aligners instead of metal and wire used in traditional braces. Invisalign clear braces offer a more comfortable and virtually invisible method for gently straightening your teeth.

How Do Invisalign Clear Braces Work?

We start by taking impressions of your mouth so that we can create a clear BPA-free plastic aligner. This aligner is designed to fit your teeth like a mouth guard. Unlike a mouth guard, however, the Invisalign aligner is designed to gently move your teeth into the proper position.

Approximately every two weeks you remove the current aligner and move to the next set that has been carefully crafted to shift your teeth gently to the next stage in the straightening process. You will make visits to our cosmetic dentist office about every six weeks so we can check on your progress.

But the beauty of Invisalign is that you will see the improvement every time you step up to a new set of aligners. It usually takes about a year for Invisalign aligners to gradually shift your teeth to achieve a straight and beautiful smile.

Invisalign aligners correct nearly any adjustment issue you may have with your teeth. The Manhattan Beach, CA Cosmetic Dentist is an approved Invisalign provider, and patients choose the system to correct issues like the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites/Underbites
  • Overcrowding
  • Spaces/gaps in teeth

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Discreet: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. The casual observer will not notice any difference when you’re wearing your aligner.

Removable: You can remove your aligners when you eat, brush your teeth, or any other time that is necessary.

Comfortable: Since Invisalign aligners are made of a soft, flexible material, they are much less likely to create any irritation to your mouth.

The Invisalign system is a perfect choice to fit into your busy lifestyle while providing the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Treatment with Six Month Smiles Clear Braces

By | Clear Braces, Invisalign, Short Term Braces, Six Month Smile

Six Months Smiles clear braces are a great alternative for straightening teeth when you don’t have time for lengthy treatment. Manhattan Beach Invisalign Dentistry offers the Six Month Smiles clear braces system so you can reach your goal of a perfect smile in a very short period of time. Depending on your situation Six Months Smiles can usually alter the alignment of your teeth in as little as six months.

How Are Six Months Smiles Braces Different from Invisalign?

The Six Month Smiles system and Invisalign both provide a discreet alternative for correcting the alignment of teeth. But Six Month Smiles orthodontics use tooth-colored brackets and clear wires to blend with your natural teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of flexible plastic that fit over your similar to a mouth guard. Depending on your individual needs and the desired results, both options are appropriate for adults and teenage patients. The professionals at Manhattan Beach Invisalign Dentistry can speak to you about which option will work best for you.

How Can Six Month Smiles Work So Quickly?

Six Month Smiles treatment achieves results faster because the system does not work to correct the bite of your back teeth like conventional braces. Patients without serious dental bite issues may only be concerned with straightening front teeth because they show when you smile. Your front teeth move at a faster rate than your back teeth, so your dentist can complete treatment more quickly than with conventional braces.

What Do Six Month Smiles Braces Look Like?

The Six Month Smiles treatment system uses clear wire and tooth-colored brackets that blend with your teeth. Many adult and teenage patients choose Six Month Smiles clear braces because they don’t have to wait for years while wearing shiny metallic braces that mar their appearance.

If you’re interested in learning more about Six Month Smiles or Invisalign treatment, please contact our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We will be happy to discuss your needs and which treatment option may be best for you.

Six Month Smiles Braces

By | Clear Braces

Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment for adults who have been putting off treatment because they don’t want the inconvenience of wearing traditional metal braces. Unlike the metal braces, the Six Month Smiles system available at our Manhattan Beach Cosmetic Dentist office uses tooth-colored (white) brackets and plastic wires that are barely visible.

Six Month Smiles Braces are appropriate for correcting spaces, gaps, crooked, or crowded teeth. If the teeth that show in your smile aren’t straight, Six Month Smile may be the perfect solution for you.

Are Six Month Smiles Braces the Same As Regular Braces?

The action of Six Month Smiles braces is very similar to conventional adult orthodontics with the important difference that with Six Month Smiles the focus of the treatment is on the teeth that show in your smile. The goal of Six Month Smiles is to give you a smile you can be proud of in a reasonable amount of time.

Many people who have alignment issues do not have a problem with their dental bite. Traditional long-term adult orthodontics are designed to perfect your bite in your back teeth, but treatment with Six Month Smiles can be finished more quickly than traditional braces because the focus is not on changing your bite

Will It Really Take Only Six Months?

Most Six Month Smiles cases handled by our dentist will take about six months. But since everyone has different needs, some may take less time and some will take longer than six months. The great majority of cases take six months.

Do Six Month Smile Braces Move Teeth Faster Than Normal Braces?

Six Month Smiles uses very light and safe forces to move teeth at the same rate as traditional braces. The teeth are not being moved faster, but the treatment is completed sooner. Your front teeth (those that show when you smile) move faster than your back teeth.

Traditional braces take longer because there is an additional goal of perfecting the bite in your back teeth. Six Month Smiles braces placed by the Manhattan Beach Cosmetic Dentist do not address the bite in your back teeth, so the treatment stops once the front teeth are positioned in a cosmetically pleasing arrangement. The rate of tooth movement is the same, but the total treatment time is faster.