Braces are a time-honored and highly effective method of straightening misaligned teeth. However, many older teens and adults may not feel comfortable wearing braces for the several years that traditional orthodontic treatment may require, especially if their braces are made of metal brackets and wires. Since misaligned teeth are more than a mere cosmetic concern, not straightening them should never be an option, and in the quest to make orthodontic treatment simpler and more aesthetically pleasing, few options can compare to innovative Six Month Smiles, provided by your local Polk City dentist.
Why Straightening Your Teeth is a No-Brainer
The visual effects of crooked teeth are usually obvious, but not everyone is familiar with the affects that malocclusion can have on your overall dental health. Aside from making your smile less appealing, crooked teeth can throw your bite off balance, placing undue pressure on your jaw’s joints and muscles and potentially leading to TMJ disorder. Not to mention, crooked teeth can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease by making it more difficult to effectively brush and floss your teeth.
The Mechanics Behind Six-Month Smiles
If you’re contemplating a straighter smile, it may be more easily achievable than you think. Six Month Smiles is a fresh take on traditional braces that utilizes nearly-invisible Lucid-Lok clear brackets and tooth-colored wires instead of traditional metal. While the Six Month Smile system involves vast treatment goals, they’re not as comprehensive as traditional orthodontic cases, allowing typical treatment time to be completed in just six months, as opposed to the two years that most orthodontic cases can often take.
Learn More About Adult Braces from Your Polk City Dentist
If you’re tired of your crooked smile and would like to learn how to straighten your teeth swiftly and discretely with Six Month Smiles, then schedule an appointment with your Polk City dentist by calling Cornerstone Dental at (515) 984-6001. Located in the 50226 area, we proudly welcome families from Des Moines, Polk City, Ames, Ankeny, Alleman, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and the surrounding communities.