Six Month Smiles vs. Invisalign

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Dr. Lance Timmerman is not just a cosmetic dentist. He has extensive experience in various methods of correcting the position of teeth. This gives Seattle area residents a greater variety of options to choose from when it comes to enhancing their smiles. If you’re interested in straightening your smile, you’ve probably done a little research on techniques such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Which option is the right one for you?

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Six Month Smiles and Invisalign differ in at least four main ways:

  • Comfort
  • Appearance
  • Speed
  • Convenience

Is comfort your priority? Invisalign is bracket- and wire-free. Are you concerned about other people noticing your orthodontic appliances? Invisalign is the much less visible option. Want to see results in a short amount of time? Choose Six Month Smiles. Both methods are convenient in their own way. Invisalign makes it easier to keep your teeth clean, because the trays are removable, but Six Month Smiles brackets help you stick to the regimen and get faster results – you can’t misplace or forget the brackets that are secured to your teeth!

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No matter which smile-straightening option you choose, you still have similar responsibilities towards the success of the treatment. For both methods you will need to:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene
  • Be diligent about wearing a retainer after you complete your treatment
  • Reliably come for each follow-up appointment

Additionally, both procedures will only do the most good when overseen by a qualified and experienced provider. This is why you’re in good hands at the office of Dr. Timmerman. Whichever procedure you decide on, you’re guaranteed only the highest quality of care.

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One major factor to keep in mind is the complexity level of your case. Six Month Smiles is intended to only adjust mild to moderately crooked front teethin what you might call your “smile zone.” This is a good option if you just want to enhance the outward appearance of your smile. If you need more work on multiple teeth or teeth in the back of your mouth, then Invisalign offers a more comprehensive approach.

It’s possible that your case can be too complicated for primarily cosmetic techniques such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign. If that’s so, you may need some more extensive orthodontic treatment to get things back on track.

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Be careful about balancing what you want with what you need. A six-month solution may sound great because of how fast it is, but it may not be what will help you out the best. A skilled dentist with experience in handling orthodontic cases will be able to help you determine which option is best for you, while still meeting your priorities. Dr. Timmerman is your skilled cosmetic dentist with the experience necessary to make the best recommendation.

What works for one person may not work for another. Schedule your own initial consultation with Dr. Timmerman to learn more about the cosmetic orthodontic option that’s right for you.

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