Hanford dentist discusses the differences between Six Month Smiles and traditional braces

Hanford differences between Six Month Smiles and traditional braces Hanford-area dentist Dr. Nikunj Raiyani of the Hanford Family Dental Center understands how important it is to have a happy and healthy smile. Individuals with teeth that are crooked or out of alignment may feel self-conscious when smiling, laughing, or speaking. In the past, orthodontics included metal brackets, sharp wires, and tiny rubber bands. Because of the appearance of the braces many individuals avoided the treatment.

However, dental technology has improved a great deal and brought new technologies and products to the market, including Six Month Smiles. Dr. Raiyani is pleased to offer this option to his patients who want fast results without the discomfort and self-consciousness that comes with traditional orthodontics.

Six Month Smiles and traditional orthodontics are similar in that they both use brackets and wires. However, there are many differences:
  • Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. While the brackets and wires are not completely invisible they are far less noticeable than the metal brackets of traditionally braces.

  • Six Month Smiles works faster than traditional braces. The focus of the Six Month Smiles treatment is on the front teeth, those that are most noticeable when you smile, therefore, patients don’t need to undergo the treatment for the same length of time. It should be noted, however, that because of this focus on the front teeth, Six Month Smiles is not the best option for every patient. This treatment is great for patients who simply want to improve the appearance of their smiles and don’t have bite issues or significant misalignment across their smiles.
If you want to improve your smile with a treatment that is less noticeable, faster, and more effective than traditional braces, call the Hanford Family Dental Center today. Dr. Raiyani will determine if you’re a candidate for Six Month Smiles treatment.

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani

Hanford Family Dental Center

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani

At Hanford Family Dental Center we want to give our patients the best and most modern dental care. While dentistry focuses on the prevention and treatment of dental conditions and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, we add a personal touch to it by understanding that your smile is unique. Through several years of training and experience, Dr. Nikunj Raiyani provides the best and most effective results through personalized and customized care. We work alongside you to help you achieve all your dental goals and desires. Our hygienists JD, Daisy and Jessica go the extra mile to educate you and help ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process. Although our office environment is modern, our Front Office staff and assistants ensure that you have a pleasant and smooth experience every time you visit us. At Hanford Family Dental Center, everything is about you!

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