St. Paul, MN Invisalign Dentist Explains Benefits of the Six Month Smiles Treatment

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Feb 26, 2013

If you are looking to transform your smile the St. Paul, MN Invisalign Dentist may have the perfect solution. Maybe you are getting ready for a wedding or reunion. Or perhaps you just want to amp up the appearance of your smile. Six Month Smiles can now help you reach your goal in a very short period of time. This innovative orthodontics treatment can produce positive results in just four to nine months, with most patients achieving results in only six months!

We offer both Six Month Smiles and Invisalign treatment to provide discreet options for straightening teeth. The primary difference with Six Month Smiles is that clear wire and tooth-colored brackets are used to blend with natural teeth whereas Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic resin and are virtually invisible when worn. Many adult and teenage patients choose these orthodontic options because they don’t have to suffer through years of shiny metallic braces marring their smiles.

The reason that Six Month Smiles can accomplish this goal is that the treatment uses very light and safe forces to move teeth at the same rate as traditional braces. The teeth are not being moved faster, but the treatment is completed sooner. Your front teeth (those that show when you smile) move faster than your back teeth. Traditional braces take longer because there is an additional goal of perfecting the bite in your back teeth.

Placed by the St. Paul, MN Invisalign Dentist, Six Month Smiles does not address the bite in your back teeth. So treatment stops once the front teeth are positioned in a cosmetically pleasing arrangement. The rate of tooth movement is the same, but the total treatment time is faster.

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.