If you have always wanted straighter teeth, it is never too late to seek a more balanced smile. Our two forms of orthodontic treatment can correct misalignment issues for adults and teens, so you can enjoy a smile that is straighter, healthier, and more aesthetic. Both ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles® are excellent for busy professionals and active students. Schedule a consultation with Dental Wellness of Westchase of Tampa, FL, and one of our dentists will examine your smile to determine if one of these treatments is right for you.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
When teeth are improperly spaced, it can have a negative impact on your self-image and confidence, affecting your personal and professional lives. With a well-balanced smile, however, you can feel better about communicating openly and positively with both friends and colleagues.
Straight white teeth present a more youthful and healthier image. In addition to improving the beauty of your smile, overlapping teeth can be harder to keep clean. The tight spots between crowded teeth may be difficult to reach with toothbrush bristles and dental floss. Protective fluoride treatments may also be less effective if we cannot access all the surfaces of a tooth. As a result, misalignment can lead to higher risk of dental cavities and a greater chance of developing gingivitis or periodontal disease. Undergoing orthodontic treatment can properly align teeth to protect the health of your smile.
The ClearCorrect system is excellent for any adults or teens who are highly motivated to improve their smiles. Rather than using metal brackets and wires, ClearCorrect involves a series of removable, clear aligners, which are worn over the teeth for approximately 20-22 hours per day. These trays are designed uniquely for your teeth and exert gentle pressure to encourage small incremental changes in your alignment. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, and the total treatment time is usually between nine and 18 months, with 12 months being the average. At Dental Wellness of Westchase, the cost of ClearCorrect is fixed at $4780 for the full course of treatment.
Benefits of ClearCorrect include its convenience and discreet appearance. The aligners are also removable for eating and drinking, so no dietary changes are required. ClearCorrect can also be removed for business meetings, recreational sports, or social events.
Six Month Smiles
This orthodontic treatment uses highly specialized brackets and wires that offer significant advantages over traditional options. The clear brackets and tooth-colored wires blend naturally with your smile while providing faster results. Six Month Smiles is an excellent choice for patients who want to improve their smiles, but wish to avoid the appearance and discomfort of traditional metal braces.
Another advantage of Six Month Smiles is the timeline. Rather than the 24 months usually required metal braces, this system can realign your smile in about 24 weeks. The cost of treatment with Six Month Smiles is also $4780, and our team will be happy to discuss our financing options to help you afford treatment.
Candidacy for Orthodontic Treatment
Both ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles are intended for adults or older teens with mild-to-moderate malocclusion. They are ideal for teeth that are crowded or have multiple gaps or other aesthetic spacing issues. These solutions may not be effective for significantly rotated teeth or teeth that may sit directly on top of one another. For patients with more severe advanced orthodontic issues, traditional braces may still be the best option. We will work as a team with an Orthodontic specialist to ensure your goals are achieved.
Improve Your Smile Symmetry
ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles can help you achieve the straighter, more beautiful smile you desire. Begin planning your orthodontic treatment today by calling our office at (813) 855-2273 or contacting our team online.