Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Brian Childs, DDS, FICOI, FAGD & Dr. Andrew Haidet, DMD

I'm going to a reunion. What are your options for straightening teeth quickly?

If you have a special occasion coming up, you have a couple different options for straightening your teeth in a short amount of time. The best option for you depends on the extent of tooth misalignment and your desired goals.

Six Month Smiles braces are the quickest way to provide beautiful results in a very short period of time – usually about six months, sometimes less. Invisalign is another option, but treatment will take longer.

The reason that Six Month Smiles braces take less time to achieve desired results is that they are designed to straighten only the teeth that are most visible when you smile. Also, Six Months Smiles braces do not address any problem you may have with your dental bite.

Invisalign takes longer because the system is designed to correct alignment of all your teeth as well as adjusting your dental bite.  Every patient has different needs, so treatment times vary. In general, desired results are usually achieved in about a year for adults; it may take up to 18 months for a teenager.

Childs and Childs Dentistry offers both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, and we will be happy to help you decide which orthodontic treatment is most appropriate for you.