When you look in the mirror, do you see a straight, evenly spaced smile, or do you see a less than perfectly aligned smile? Many of our patients think they have to deal with crooked, crowded, or gapped smiles because they can’t see themselves spending months with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Lucky for Franklin, TN patients at Paige Prather Smiles, we offer two cosmetic orthodontic solutions - Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Both options offer faster, more professional looking ways to straighten your smile. Call our office to schedule your orthodontic consultation today.
Possibly the most popular alternative orthodontic solution available, Invisalign allows Dr. Paige Prather to gently shift your teeth into their ideal alignment using a series of clear, plastic alignment trays. These custom crafted aligners each represents one step closer to your desired smile alignment. When worn for about two weeks, pressure from the alignment trays shifts teeth into this new position. Over the course of about twelve months of treatment, patients are able to realign their smile, and unlike other cosmetic orthodontic solutions, Invisalign is effective in treating advanced alignment issues like over, under, and crossbite. Best of all, your daily life will only be minimally impacted. Very few, if any, people will ever notice you’re wearing the aligners, and you can remove them during meals and while cleaning your teeth for complete comfort.
Using brackets and wires very similar to traditional braces that are clear and tooth colored, Six Month Smiles is able to shift teeth quickly because it only moves those teeth that are immediately visible within the smile line. Because the materials are either clear or tooth colored, Six Month Smiles is much less noticeable than traditional metal brackets and wires. Dr. Prather has advanced training to complete successful Six Month Smiles treatments for her patients, and if we determine this is the right option for you, she’ll create a custom treatment plan that will be complete in just three to eight months.