Cathy J. Santone, D.D.S.

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Is Six Month Smiles® A Good Alternative To Invisalign®?

New Six Month Smiles Logo (transparent)Attaining straight teeth can have a dramatic impact on the cosmetic appearance of your smile, and can also make it easier to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, achieving this goal often requires a noticeable and lengthy treatment process – something that many of our patients at Encinitas Cosmetic Dentistry wish to avoid.

Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles® each offer innovative methods of inconspicuously moving your teeth into proper alignment. Each treatment provides distinct advantages for the patient during the treatment process.

Benefits of Invisalign® include:

  • Orthodontic teeth alignment
  • Discreet clear aligners
  • Removable aligners for easy eating and cleaning

Benefits of Six Month Smiles® include:

  • Clear brackets and white wires for subtle treatment
  • Eliminates chances of forgetting to wear aligners and delaying results
  • Treatment goals can be obtained quickly

While the aim of Invisalign® is to attain perfectly aligned teeth, it may not be effective for treating severely crowded or crooked teeth. In these cases, Six Month Smiles® may be able to address severe tooth misalignments more effectively than Invisalign®. However, Six Month Smiles® is not intended to create perfect occlusion or perfectly correct an overbite. It is a limited orthodontic treatment that is cosmetically-driven, but it can improve more than just the appearance of your teeth – straight teeth are easier to clean, meaning overall oral health can be improved. During the consultation process, we will listen to your individual goals and help you decide which method of orthodontic treatment can best meet your needs.

Dr. Cathy J. Santone

To learn more about Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles®, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santone, please contact our office today.