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14 August 2015

Invisalign or Six Month Smiles ?

Invisalign vs Six Month Smiles

Comparison of Invisalign and Six Month Smiles

Many people want to improve the look of their smiles and enjoy the confidence derived from having straight teeth and an attractive smile.

There are many products on the market offering straight smiles fast, effectively and permanently. Invisalign and Six Month smiles are two excellent examples of these products. It is often difficult to choose which product is right for you – does it meet your needs according to your budget and circumstances. In this article, we compare Invisalign and Six Month Smiles to help you make a more informed decision.

Difference between Six Month Smiles and Invisalign

The Six Month Smiles system differs from Invisalign in the sense that Six Month Smiles makes use of a tooth coloured wire and clear bracket system combined to give robust tooth movement. Six Month Smiles uses a fixed bracket which remains in place throughout the treatment period. On the other hand, Invisalign uses a variety of removable aligners to move teeth gradually into place.

Both of these options provide a more aesthetically appealing solution compared to traditional braces.


Which one of them works more quickly?

Six Month Smiles, just as the name suggests, can provide an excellent result in just six months. On the other hand, Invisalign can take substantially longer than this, with treatment times varying depending on the individual patient’s circumstances. Typically, Invisalign braces will be worn for 9 to 24 months.

How Do These Methods Work?

Six Month Smiles comprises a set of clear brackets and tooth coloured wires to not only move teeth quickly but also safely. Many people are worried about how they will look when wearing orthodontic braces but we can reassure clients that this system is discreet, short term (obviously !) and substantially cheaper than other methods of treatment.
On the other hand, Invisalign treatment makes use of a series of custom made and virtually invisible aligners – these are made of smooth plastic and worn over the top of your teeth. These invisible aligners gradually shift and straighten teeth into their final position.

Compared to traditional braces, both of these products are convenient and comfortable, and they allow patients to eat just about any food. Both systems are virtually invisible, and don’t negatively affect a patient’s aesthetic appearance. Whether you opt for Six Month Smiles or Invisalign, you can be sure that you won’t face up to the prospect of sharp metallic uncomfortable brackets that require tightening.

So which one is the right option for you?

In order to decide on the teeth straightening technique which is most appropriate for you, the best thing to do is request a free consultation. Following a detailed assessment of your situation, which may involve x-rays, we’ll be happy to explain the various options open to you and can discuss treatment times and payment options too.

You can also find out more about each of these systems on our individual treatments pages as follows :


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