You can effectively straighten your teeth in Mission Viejo with Six Month Smiles


By the time your auto insurance comes up for renewal again, you can have straighter teeth. As the name suggests, the Six Month Smiles system can straighten your teeth in just 6 months.


While the average orthodontic treatment time varies by factors such as age of patient, the condition to be treated and the severity of that condition, generally you should expect to wear traditional fixed braces for 1 to 2 years. During this time dentists would be visited regularly. On a daily basis you would have to contend with the metal wires and brackets that make proper brushing and flossing a challenge.


Six Month Smiles eliminates many of the headaches associated with conventional braces; however, it does so without cutting corners on the actual straightening.  After all, what’s the point of spending money on a treatment that doesn’t work?


Attractive clear brackets and tooth-colored wires work together to gently guide teeth into the proper position. The forces used to correct spacing and alignment issues are light. Taking the barely-visible components and the low forces into account, Six Month Smiles is an aesthetically-pleasing and comfortable alternative to traditional metal orthodontics.


Like all treatments, it is not suitable for every patient. Six Month Smiles is able to straighten so quickly because it only targets those teeth that are visible when you smile. For this reason it is considered a cosmetically-driven procedure. If you are suffering from more severe functional and bite problems, Drs. Alex and Nina Basti may recommend Invisalign. The clear aligners used with Invisalign are also barely visible to others. Unlike Six Month Smiles, they may be removed for ease of brushing and cleaning and even for eating, as long as you adhere to the recommended 20- to 22-hour daily wear time.


Also unlike Six Month Smiles, the roughly year-long treatment process with Invisalign can result in the correction of a number of conditions ranging from gaps and crowding to underbite and overbite. On the other end of the treatment spectrum, porcelain veneers are a versatile option that, in addition to covering up very dark stains, can be used to close gaps and correct modest spacing issues.


You may be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles, but Basti Dental Care as your trusted Mission Viejo provider won’t know if that’s the case until a consultation is scheduled. Call 949-427-2096 to schedule an appointment, so Basti Dental Care can examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment.

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