Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Overmeyer Family Dental! Here at our Orlando, FL dental office, we offer two different short-term orthodontic solutions: Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. But which one is better? That depends! Today, we would like to talk to you about how these two options are the same, different, and how each of them can help you.
We want you to have all of the information you need to make the best decision for your smile. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our team. We would be happy to help you!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic option that uses a series of clear plastic aligners. This aligners are digitally designed with special technology to gradually move your teeth into place over time. Invisalign is a total-mouth solution that can be used to correct cosmetic, mild, or moderate orthodontic problems. It is considered to be one of the most comfortable as well as one of the most discreet orthodontic options on the market.
What Is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic option that focuses on correcting only the teeth visible when you smile. Because of this focus, this treatment can quickly change your smile and give you the aesthetic you want. While it is not suited for full-mouth problems, Six Month Smiles is considered to be one of the fastest options on the market for creating aesthetic orthodontic change. It is also considered a discreet option due to the ability to use clear ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires.
How Are They The Same?
Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are similar in a few ways. First of all, they are both short-term orthodontic options that can be used for purely cosmetic purposes. Secondly, they are both discreet and unobtrusive to your day to day life. Thirdly, they will both offer great results. When used properly and in the right situations, both options can help you achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
How Are They Different?
Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are different in a few ways. Let’s walk through the points:
Speed — While both are short term options, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles work at different speeds. While Six Month Smiles can offer beautiful results in just about six months, it takes about 12 months to see completed results with Invisalign. Both are great options in terms of speed when compared to traditional braces.
Discretion — Both options are considered discreet, but Invisalign is simply superior at looking invisible. While the tooth-colored wires and clear ceramic brackets are great options for use with Six Month Smiles and will certainly help make them less noticeable, they just cannot compare to the near-invisible Invisalign aligners.
Alignment Power — As mentioned above, Invisalign can be used to correct full-mouth orthodontic problems, including bite issues, in the cosmetic, mild, or even moderate range. Six Month Smiles, however, only focuses on the front teeth and is a purely cosmetic option.
Cost — The cost of Invisalign can be comparable to traditional braces, while Six Month Smiles can be significantly more affordable due to its more minimalist nature. It simply uses less hardware for a lesser amount of time.
But What If I Have Severe Orthodontic Needs?
If you have severe orthodontic needs, neither of these options would be good for you. To be sure, please schedule a consultation with our team. We would be happy to help you find a solution to your orthodontic problems, even if that means you need traditional braces from a traditional orthodontist.
Which One Is Really Right For Me?
Six Month Smiles and Invisalign are both great options. But which one should you choose? That entirely depends on the severity of your situation, how much time you are willing to devote to treatment, how important discretion is, and what you are willing to spend. Talk to our team to determine which of these short term orthodontic options would be best for you.
How Can I Schedule A Consultation?
Are you ready to achieve the beautiful, straight smile you have always wanted with one of these amazing orthodontic options? Give us a call at 407-603-3839 or request an appointment online. We can’t wait to meet you!