Every year, the number of adult patients interested in orthodontics grows. Metal brackets and wires may be status-quo for teens, but for working professionals, standing up in front of the board with a metallic smile seems less appealing. Luckily, those patients interested in more cosmetic smile alignment systems have some alternative orthodontic solutions. 21st Century Dental & Sleep Center offers expert orthodontic care utilizing the beautiful, effective Six Month Smiles and Invisalign systems. Our Irving, TX dentist, Dr. Kent Smith and team offer a variety of treatment options for any smile irregularity, and are happy to guide you through possible solutions, make recommendations, and create a treatment plan that fits your unique smile, schedule, and budget.
Six Month Smiles – Short Term Clear Braces in Irving
Crafted similarly to traditional bracket and wire braces, Six Month Smiles employ tooth colored and clear brackets and wires to shift teeth into position. This orthodontic treatment takes between 3 and 10 months because it focuses on shifting the “social six” front teeth into position. This dramatically improves the look of patients’ smiles without the two or more years required for traditional braces. Many adults want to have a more cosmetically appealing smile, but the thought of months or years with a mouth full of metal makes straightening teeth seem less appealing. For most adults, Six Month Smiles is a viable alternative, and as Dr. Kent Smith is one of 6 worldwide instructors for the system, having taught more years than any other instructor, you are fortunate to be in his back yard.
Invisalign – Clear Alignment Tray Orthodontics
Fast becoming one of the most popular orthodontic options, Invisalign straightens smiles using a series of clear, plastic alignment trays. These customized aligners resemble whitening trays or nightguards, and snap comfortably and seamlessly into position. Each set of trays represents a slight shift in the smile toward the ideal position. Worn for at least 20 hours a day for about two weeks each, teeth are gently moved towards the final result. The entire treatment process lasts between 8 and 18 months, and requires fewer, shorter checkup appointments in our practice saving patients a significant amount of time over the course of treatment.
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Adults and teens alike may benefit from Six Month Smiles or Invisalign orthodontics from 21st Century Dental & Sleep Center in Irving. We invite patients who wish to straighten their teeth quickly and subtly to schedule an orthodontic consultation today. We’re happy to create an individual treatment plan to meet your personal smile goals.