Clear Braces Q&A

Do you have crooked teeth in your smile line but don’t want lengthy orthodontic treatment? You may benefit from Six Month Smiles, clear braces that we provide in our Nederland, TX dental office. Six Month Smiles typically take six months because it focuses on the teeth in the smile line or the teeth that show when you smile.

We welcome patients to learn more about what Six Month Smiles can do for their smiles and if this orthodontic option may be right for their needs.

Clear Braces in Nederland, Texas

FAQs: Clear Braces in Nederland, TX

We welcome our patients to learn more about treatment with Six Month Smiles with answers to these common questions: 

How does the Six Month Smiles treatment compare to Invisalign?

Six Month Smiles looks more like traditional metal braces than Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners that patients can remove to eat, brush, and floss. Additionally, Invisalign treatment can also take longer than six months and can treat the whole smile, not just the teeth in the smile line.

What can Six Month Smiles treat?

Six Month Smiles can address crossbites, overcrowded teeth, rotated teeth, extruding and intruding teeth, and tooth gaps. While Six Month Smiles cannot treat more extensive orthodontic issues, we recommend it for more mild problems. 

Am I a candidate for Six Month Smiles?

We recommend Six Month Smiles for patients 16 and over. Patients with an overbite, underbite, or crossbite are good candidates for Six Month Smiles. Because Six Month Smiles targets certain teeth in the smile line, we will not recommend them for patients with orthodontic problems that affect their whole smile. Six Month Smiles is also a great option for patients who experience orthodontic relapse. 

What are the benefits of Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles offers nearly undetectable treatment because we use transparent elastics instead of colorful elastics. This orthodontic treatment is much shorter than traditional braces treatment or even Invisalign because it does not straighten the whole smile. This targeted care can be great for some patients who want to address their front teeth.

Six Month Smiles is also a cost-effective option for patients who want to treat their smile line. There are fewer office visits for Six Month Smiles braces because of the short treatment time. 

Does Six Month Smiles treatment hurt?

Patients may feel soreness and discomfort at the beginning of their treatment as the brackets begin applying pressure to the teeth. However, this will fade over time as patients are accustomed to treatment. 

Will Six Month Smiles damage my teeth?

No, Six Month Smiles is a conservative treatment option that does not require any tooth preparation. As with traditional braces, we will place the brackets, wires, and elastics on the teeth without removing the natural tooth enamel.

Are you interested in clear braces? Call Coastal Dental Care for orthodontic care today at 409-215-2035. You can also request a dental appointment with us on our website. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office if you have any more questions about clear braces. Our team is here to help.