Phoenix, AZ area dentist offers alternative orthodontic treatment for misaligned teeth: Six Month Smiles
At Life Smiles Dental Care, patients in the area of Phoenix, AZ can enjoy quality treatment, including orthodontic services. When patients want to address misaligned teeth, they have a variety of options available to them. Patients who visit with Drs. Paul Nielson and Timothy Schmidt will learn about the benefits of using alternative orthodontic treatments such as Six Month Smiles.
Understanding Six Month Smiles
When patients think of orthodontic treatment, their first thought goes to metal brackets and wires. In many cases, especially patients with severe misalignment, this is the best way to address malocclusion. However, when patients have mild misalignment of the front teeth, also known as the anterior teeth, they may be a better candidate for a less intrusive solution such as Six Month Smiles. While Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires on the teeth, but they are clear or tooth-colored – ensuring less visibility. Many patients love how Six Month Smiles provides a more discreet way to improve the smile’s alignment.
How Six Month Smiles works
Six Month Smiles works by gently repositioning the front teeth into better alignment with less powerful forces than conventional braces, while still achieving results in a faster period. Because the focus is only on the teeth near the front of the mouth, this method of treatment improves the smile faster with more precision. Six Month Smiles is a simple and expedited method of enhancing the appearance and alignment of the teeth.
What are the benefits of Six Month Smiles?
Many patients love the advantages that Six Month Smiles provide, and the team at Life Smiles Dental Care cover these benefits for patients who are considering treatment with this method:
- Easy to care for
Who is a candidate?
To determine candidacy for Six Month Smiles, it is essential that patients visit the team at Life Smiles Dental Care for an evaluation and to decide if this is the most effective way of addressing misaligned teeth. Drs. Paul Nielson and Timothy Schmidt are dedicated dentists in our practice who can provide this assessment and explain more about this or other methods of treating misaligned teeth.
How else can misaligned teeth be improved?
- ClearCorrect – another orthodontic alternative available at Life Smiles Dental Care is ClearCorrect. This is a treatment for misaligned teeth that uses clear aligner trays that are fitted over the smile and allows for movement of the teeth in another manner. This is comparable in cost to Six Month Smiles and may be better suited for patients with moderate misalignment of the arch and bite.
- Porcelain Veneers – if a single tooth is misaligned, patients may opt for an alternative solution called porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers, or “dental veneers,” are thin ceramic facings that are bonded onto the front of teeth to change their appearance. Not only can it be beneficial for patients with mildly misaligned teeth, but it can improve the appearance of the smile when there are other concerns including teeth that are spaced, permanently stained, chipped, fractured, or unusually shaped.
- Composite Bonding – also known as dental bonding, composite resin bonding is a special material that can be molded onto the surfaces of the teeth to cover imperfections. This can be used in the same manner as porcelain veneers but is completed in one appointment. Composite resin bonding can disguise problem teeth while still maintaining a natural appearance, as the material mimics the natural appearance of tooth enamel after it has been shaped and polished by the dentist.
Ready to discuss your options for orthodontic treatment?
Consider treating your misaligned teeth with Six Month Smiles! Contact Phoenix, AZ dentists at Life Smiles Dental Care today to find out if you are a proper candidate for this or other cosmetic solutions available at our state-of-the-art practice. Drs. Paul Nielson and Timothy Schmidt are here to help. Contact the office at (602) 786-5484 and visit at 4611 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 250.
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