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.

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