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Dr. Dejti, Dentist in O’Fallon and St. Louis, MO discusses the difference between Cosmetic Braces and Traditional Braces


So Many Choices For Straight Teeth!

These days there are so many choices for straight teeth,  but this blog post centers on one.  6 Month Smiles is gaining in popularity as a alternative to traditional metal braces.  Quite a few patients have asked “Whats the differences between Cosmetic Braces like 6 Month Smiles and Regular Braces?” so let us dive in! 


The Differences between Cosmetic Braces (6 Month Smiles)  and Traditional (Regular Metal Braces)

1. Six Month Smiles is Clear.

Six Month Smiles, Cosmetic Braces System, uses a system of clear brackets and tooth colored wires that gently move teeth into a pleasing position.  Traditional braces are metal colored with metal colored wires which are quite visible.

2. Six Month Smiles Takes Less Time.

A typical case  usually takes around 6 months time.  Why is this?  The answer is very simple.  Cosmetic Braces primarily focuses on the teeth that you can see.  Typically this involves the front 6 teeth on the upper and lower and is sometimes known as the esthetic zone.  Since these are the areas that are focused on, treatment times generally stay within the 6 month time frame.   Traditional Braces can take up to 2-3 years because an ideal result is being achieved.

3.  Six Month Smiles is Affordable.

Six Month Smiles is affordable due to its length of treatment time.  Chair time at the dental office cost money.  Since treatment times are a fraction of the  time that it takes for traditional braces, this ultimately results in less cost.  The reduced cost for treatment is then passed on to the patient.  Cosmetic Braces are significantly less in cost than regular braces.


Six Month Smiles Helps to Bridge the Gap

With this alternative to traditional braces, 6 Month Smiles offers a great solution for our patients.  This is a very convenient solution for most patients because they never have to leave the office to go any where else to have this procedure done.  There are many dentist that are trained in 6 Month Smiles.  To located a dentist that does provide this service go to this link:  6 Month Smiles.  A dentist trained in 6 Month Smiles will typically offer a free consultation to see if a patient would be a potential candidate for Cosmetic Braces.


Six Month Smiles is for Adults

While this exciting treatment is available for adults, it is not recommended for children.  6 Month Smiles offers an esthetic solution for adults who want straight teeth in a short amount of time.  Children are treated idealistically which entails a standard 2 years treatment time.

6 Month Smiles of St. Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO

6 Month Smiles of St. Louis, MO and O’Fallon, MO

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