As adults, we want to have a beautiful smile. In some cases, our families may not have been able to afford traditional orthodontics when we were younger. Maybe you did have orthodontic treatment, but didn't wear your retainer as advised and found that your teeth shifted back. No matter what your situation, a solution is available that doesn't involve metal brackets and wires. Thanks to technological advances in cosmetic dentistry, dentists such as Dr. Port are able to provide invisible braces.
One option that is offered in our office is referred to as our adult cosmetic braces system, Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles uses what might be considered traditional braces, but it has a new twist on it. Instead of unsightly metal brackets glued to the teeth, Six Month Smiles uses plastic brackets, and instead of dark metal wires, it uses tooth-colored wires to move the teeth gently into their new positions. Because each tooth is attached to its own braces bracket, it allows us to make more fine-tuned movements in the teeth and get our patients a new, straighter smile in a quicker fashion.
Dr. Port enjoys using Six Month Smiles for patients who are focused on the teeth showing near the front of their mouth. Unlike traditional orthodontics and aligner systems such as Invisalign, Six Month Smiles does not address bite realignment or movement of teeth near the back of the mouth. This form of orthodontics only focuses on the teeth that show when a patient smiles, talks, and otherwise interacts with others. It is great for those minor adjustments needed to perfect a smile, and to address just a few problem teeth that need to be realigned.
Many people enjoy using Six Month Smiles because they are difficult to notice in a smile, and because patients can improve their smile in less than a year. In approximately six months, patients can have a better-looking smile for their wedding or reunion at an affordable rate. Traditional orthodontics not only takes longer, but also can be less attractive on a patient's smile. With Six Month Smiles, you can receive your treatment without feeling self-conscious about the way you look.
If you are interested in learning more about Six Month Smiles, or other invisible braces treatments offered at Asheville Smile Center, call Dr. Port today and schedule a consultation appointment to learn more about the benefits of invisible braces and orthodontics.