Straighten your teeth by your next dental cleaning!
Dr. David Magid wants his patients to have a smile that they are proud of. This is why he offers 6 Month Smiles, an innovative braces system that straightens teeth in an average
of 6 months.
Traditional orthodontic braces can be a lengthy process, taking several years to
complete. Although traditional braces still have their place, many adults do not want to spend several years in braces. 6 Month Smiles is the perfect solution for these people. It is less expensive than invisible clear aligners, traditional orthodontic braces, and veneers. The dentist also has much more control over the results than invisible clear aligners.
Not only does Dr. Magid want you to have a smile that you are proud of, but having straight teeth is an important factor in maintaining good oral hygiene. Crooked teeth collect more plaque and calculus than straight teeth and can negatively impact your oral health.
How will 6 Month Braces look on my teeth?
One of the reasons Dr. Magid likes 6 month braces is because the brackets and wires are completely clear. We often have patients telling us that their friends didn’t see their braces because they are barely visible. See the picture on the side, Dr. Magid’s patient is wearing 6 Month Smiles braces but you can barely see them. You will not have to wear bulky metal brackets and wires.
Are 6 Month Braces different than normal braces?
Yes, these short term braces are goal oriented. Dr. Magid uses them to achieve a particular goal with your smile, like straightening your crooked teeth for example. Regular orthodontic braces are used to modify and perfect your bite in addition to straightening your teeth. Most adults that we see are able to chew fine and just want to straighten or un-crowd their teeth. In these cases where your bite is comfortable and you are able to chew normally, 6 Month Smiles is the perfect way to fix your smile in about 6 months.
What is the difference between 6 Month Smiles braces and
the invisible aligners that I see on TV?
Using brackets and wires, Dr. Magid is able to fine tune movements in your teeth that are not possible using clear aligners. The clear aligners, which are beneficial because they can be taken out, rely on the compliance of the patient. You have to remember to take out and put they trays back in after meals, etc. The cost is also a big difference. Invisible clear aligners are significantly more expensive than 6 Month Smiles. Lastly, modifying and fine tuning results is more difficult and time consuming with invisible aligners. With 6 Month Smiles, fine tuning results is easy and quick.
Can my teeth really be straightened in 6 months?
It does seem very fast. It’s hard to believe you can complete a full braces treatment between your dental cleanings. Most cases take 6 months. Shorter cases will take only 4 months and the rare extensive cases could take up to 9 months. Come in for a free consultation and Dr. Magid will discuss the expected length of your treatment.
Dr. David Magid is a Family and General Cosmetic dentist with over 10 years of experience. He Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed a dental residency at Columbia University. You can reach Dr. Magid’s office at 973-992-8800 or www.livingstonsmiledesign.com
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