Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS
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Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles – Which Should You Choose?

December 11, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Bruce Matthews
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The true essence of choice is variety. When someone runs a hot dog stand, the inevitable answer to the question of ‘what’s good today?’ is, of course, hot dogs. Today’s special? You guessed it: hot dogs. The same could be said regarding dentistry. If your dentists offer only one orthodontic treatment, the odds are that’s what they’ll recommend.

This is why top-ranked dentists search out the best options from among many and then provide this cream of the crop so that you still have a choice. One-size-fits-all is fine for ponchos but not for dental care.

At Bruce Matthews DDS, we offer both Invisalign® clear aligners and Six Month Smiles for treating misaligned smiles. We take the time to learn your needs and help determine which option is best for you.

Invisalign for a Full Arch, Six Month Smiles Straightens Front Teeth

The first difference between these two orthodontic systems is the teeth they treat. The clear aligners made by Invisalign fit over all your upper or lower teeth, while Six Month Smiles focus on your front teeth, which are most visible when you smile.

This factor makes Invisalign a better choice for more complex alignment issues, such as:

  • Overbite and Underbite
  • Openbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth

Six Month Smiles, with their focus on your front teeth, treat rotations, intrusions, some tipping, and uneven spaces between teeth.

How Much Time Do You Have?

While Invisalign boasts a generally shorter treatment time than conventional braces, Six Month Smiles procedures are usually complete in the half year the name promises.

Can Invisalign also be completed in six months? The answer is that it depends. In some cases where misalignments are minor, and the patient is faithful with wearing their aligners as recommended, we can finish treatment in between six and twelve months.

Your Invisalign and Six Month Smiles Dentist in Wilmington, DE

If you’re looking for the best cosmetic dentist near me to create a straighter smile, we encourage you to call our dental office and set up a consultation. We’re confident that one of our options for aligning your teeth will fit your needs.

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