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How Is Six Month Smiles Different from Invisalign?

November 26, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Roberto Monteagudo
Invisalign | Milwaukee WI Dentist

If you have been living with misaligned teeth, you might be wondering about your options. At our Milwaukee, WI dental practice, we offer both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles for those seeking orthodontic solutions. Let’s take a look at both—how they are different and how they are similar.

What Is Six Month Smiles?

As the name implies, Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic option that corrects the alignment of the teeth that are visible when you smile. Because clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are used, these braces are also discreet.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic option that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently nudge teeth into the desired position.

How Are They Different?

These two options have several differences:

  • Speed—Although both options are faster than traditional braces, Six Month Smiles is faster because the average treatment time is just six months. Invisalign takes a bit longer, and treatment is usually about 12 to 18 months.
  • Discretion—Both orthodontic options are discreet, but Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Six Month Smiles brackets and wires blend in better than traditional braces, but they can still be seen. In addition, Invisalign aligners can be removed for a special event or photograph.
  • Power—Both will straighten teeth, but Invisalign can be used for full-mouth issues whereas Six Month Smiles will fix only those teeth that show when you smile.
  • Cost—Six Month Smiles is usually more affordable because it uses less hardware and treatment takes less time.

How Are They Similar?

Both offer a cosmetic solution for misaligned teeth that is quicker than traditional braces. They are both less obtrusive than traditional braces—and both will give you a straight smile after treatment has been completed.

Call WisconsinSmiles for a Consultation

Are you ready for the lovely, straight smile you have always wanted? We look forward to serving our Milwaukee, WI neighbors by offering Six Month Smiles and Invisalign for a beautiful smile. Call us today!

 

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