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Six Month Smiles® or better known as Invisible Braces short-term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics.

Six Month Smiles® has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

6 Month Smiles is a clear brace that’s designed to straighten your front teeth in around six months.

It achieves speedy results because it’s focused on tackling cosmetic problems and straightening the front teeth.

This type of treatment is sometimes referred to as ‘short-term orthodontics’.

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Dental Implant iconWhat are Invisible Braces?

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.

While for some it can seem like the perfect solution, it’s important to appreciate that there is usually a trade-off for orthodontic treatment that’s completed in just six months.

So to help you make an educated decision about your treatment, here are some pros and cons for Six Month Smiles, which also apply to other types of ‘short-term’ orthodontic treatment.

Six Month Smiles® is the best choice for adults interested in quickly and affordably making life-changing cosmetic improvements to their smiles with adult braces.

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Advantages of Having Invisible Braces

We are proud to offer treatments, which provide our clients with a range of dental health, aesthetic and functional benefits.

Six Month Smiles is part of our orthodontic range of treatments, and it is a very popular choice for patients who are looking for a great looking smile and super-fast results.

  • Quicker treatment
  • Discreet brackets
  • Affordable treatment

The biggest advantage of Six Month Smiles is that treatment takes around six months.

Six Month Smiles treatment isn’t quicker because it’s moving your teeth faster; it’s quicker because it’s only straightening your front teeth.


Regular BracesSix Month Smiles
Cosmetic BracesNoYes
Oral HygieneMore DifficultEasy
Dentist visitsMonthlyMonthly
Time12-24 Months6 months
Broaden SmileYesYes

*This comparison is between regular braces and invisible braces.

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Six Month Braces utilizes the techniques of traditional orthodontics and puts a modern twist on them. First off, the brackets are clear and the wires are tooth colored so they are hardly noticeable.

The key difference between the two are Six Month Smiles uses wires with a shape memory that moves your teeth back into it’s original shape, regardless of how bent or twisted it becomes when on your teeth.

The other main difference is the use of lower force which actually moves your teeth faster and is less painful than conventional metal braces. Since they don’t have to be worn as long, Six Month Braces are typically a affordable option as well.

Your teeth will look great in no time!

Before the invention of accelerated braces, conventional braces were the only option for everyone. The wires and brackets are made of metal so they stand out more than Six Month Braces do, and conventional braces are typically worn for 1 or 2 years, depending on the level of adjustment needed.

If your bite is severely misaligned or your teeth are extremely crooked, conventional braces will be the better option for correction.

  • Treatment time for traditional metal braces is usually 2-3 years while 6 Month Smiles braces require six months only.
  • Regular braces show metal framework while Six Month Smiles system uses clear brackets and tooth colored wires.
  • Braces fix other dental problems about dental braces while Six Month Smiles focuses on the cosmetic part of aligning the front teeth.
  • Traditional braces cost more than Six Month Smiles.

If you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh or forcing closed mouth smiles for photographs or simply have crooked teeth you want straightened, Six Month Braces are probably for you!

Some adults were unable to have teeth braces in their younger years to correct dental problems like:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth: caused by lack of adequate space for alignment.
  • Overbite: It is when the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth more than the average measurement that the edges of the upper front teeth almost drop below the lower front teeth.
  • Underbite: is a condition wherein the lower front teeth overlap the upper front teeth.
  • Overjet: It is when the upper teeth project beyond normal extent with the lower teeth in the horizontal direction.
  • Jaw Joint Disorders or TMJ Disorder often show signs like the clicking of the joint near the ears.

Nowadays, most jobs require good dental health. Employees prefer good looking, presentable, with a good set of teeth. Impeccably aligned teeth also boost your confidence in facing people every day.

When you meet with our specialist, we will ask you questions about your health and perform a clinical exam. We will take a series of X-rays of your head and mouth, along with photographs and an impression that will be used to create a plaster model of your teeth.

Once we have all the relevant information, our San Diego dentist will prescribe a plan of treatment best suited for your particular situation.

Typically, the orthodontist will begin by thoroughly cleaning and drying your teeth. Next, he will apply an adhesive substance to your teeth to attach the brackets. Once they are in place, he will install the arch wire into the brackets and use elastic to secure them in place. Typically, the entire process takes between 1 and 2 hours.

Though the procedure itself is not painful, it is not uncommon to feel some level of discomfort afterward. Initially, your tongue and cheek will rub against the regular braces, which may cause some sensitivity, and your teeth may feel sore. Getting used to the braces will typically take about a week.

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San Diego, CA 92117

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