January 8, 2018
After a long, relaxing day of spending time with your family on the shore of Lake Erie, you pack up your chairs and umbrella and start heading home. As you let your teeth rest, you can feel sand grinding on them, so at the next traffic light you lower the visor and pop open the mirror to look at your smile. You’re greeted with the crooked teeth you’ve become accustomed to over the years. “The light’s green Daddy!” Your daughter yells from the backseat.
You don’t have to go through your adult life with crooked teeth any longer. Your dentist in Rocky River is prepared to offer you a faster way to fix crowding and crooked teeth. With Six Month Smiles and ClearCorrect clear aligners, you can finally have the smile you’ve always wanted in much less time. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic treatment that stops your teeth from shifting and corrects preexisting crooked teeth. It only targets the teeth that are visible in your smile, so the treatment is significantly shorter than what is required for traditional braces. If you’re less concerned with your bite and simply want your smile to look straighter, you can largely benefit from Six Month Smile’s program.
Using low force wires, Six Month Smile treatment moves your teeth no faster than traditional braces, but targest specific teeth instead. It doesn’t focus on back teeth, which is why traditional braces can take a minimum of two years to complete.
What are ClearCorrect Clear Aligners?
For patients looking for an even less invasive orthodontic treatment, they can use clear aligners from ClearCorrect. These plastic trays are also designed to shift and realign teeth to give you a straighter smile in less time than traditional braces.
The process begins with your cosmetic dentist in Rocky River taking 3D images of your mouth so ClearCorrect’s dental lab can produce your custom set of aligners. Every couple of weeks, you’ll swap out your previous set for the next one in the series and visit your dentist every 6 weeks to track your progress.
How Can They Benefit Me?
The Six Month Smiles treatment uses clear braces and tooth colored wires, which it makes it ideal for adults trying to retain their professional image. The treatment is far more targeted, so you don’t have to spend as much time wearing these braces or visiting the dentist for checkups like you would with traditional orthodontics.
ClearCorrect’s clear aligners are even less visible and are removable, meaning you won’t have to change your oral care routine or eating habits to accommodate them. While their process takes longer to complete (between 12 and 18 months) you don’t have to sacrifice your image in the process. Furthermore, if you have a teenager who also wants to realign their teeth, it’s one of the most ideal solutions you can pursue.
Don’t let crooked teeth get in the way of your future smile. Schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Rocky River today!
About the Author
Dr. William L. Eick graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry and continues obtaining dental knowledge from education courses in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and laser dentistry. To learn more about his Six Month Smiles and ClearCorrect treatments, you can contact him at (440) 333-1915 or visit his website.
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