St. Paul Invisible Braces Dentist Describes Six Month Smiles Treatment

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Mar 10, 2015

How is the Six Months Smiles treatment different from Invisalign?

Both provide discreet options for straightening teeth. The main difference is that Six Month Smiles orthodontics used by the St. Paul Invisible Braces dentist clear wire and tooth-colored brackets to blend with your natural teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic resin and are virtually invisible when worn. Many adults and teenage patients are comfortable with either of these options. But it really depends on the individual needs and desired goal of the treatment.

How can Six Month Smiles work so quickly?

Six Month Smiles can straighten your teeth in such a short amount of time because the system does not work on correcting the bite in your back teeth like traditional braces do. Your front teeth (those that show when you smile) move at a faster rate than your back teeth, so treatment is finished once the front teeth are positioned in a cosmetically pleasing arrangement. The rate of movement is the same as with traditional braces, but the total treatment time is faster.

What do Six Month Smiles braces look like?

The Six Month Smiles treatment system works with clear wire and tooth-colored brackets that blend naturally with your teeth. Many adult and teenage patients choose Six Month Smiles orthodontics because they don’t have to wait for years while wearing shiny metallic braces that mar their appearance.

If you’re interested in learning more about Six Month Smiles or Invisalign treatment, please contact our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We will be happy to discuss your needs and which treatment option may be best for you.