Never have there been as many options as there are now for individuals in need of cosmetic dentistry in Palm Harbor, FL. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, you can choose between Invisalign® and Six-Month Smiles®. Dr. Knellinger is here to break down your options and help you decide which is best for you and your smile.

The Advantages of Invisalign®

Invisalign® uses aligners to gradually straighten your teeth without the discomfort and pain that comes with traditional braces. One of the great things about Invisalign® is you can easily take off your aligners whenever you need to brush your teeth, floss, or eat. You’ll also be pleased to know that the aligners are difficult for others to see and easy for you to get used to speaking with while they’re in your mouth. In most cases, your teeth will be fully straightened after wearing your aligners for one to two years.

The Advantages of Six-Month Smiles®

With Six-Month Smiles® braces you can easily straighten your visible teeth within six months. Instead of aligners, six-month braces use traditional brackets and wires. What’s unique about this cosmetic dentistry option is the brackets are clear and the wires are white, making them a bit harder to notice.

The reason you may opt for Six-Month Smiles as opposed to Invisalign® aligners is you may have especially crooked teeth that can’t be fully straightened with aligners. You might also have trouble remembering to put your aligners back in your mouth, which can require you wearing them longer. Once your six months are up and your teeth have straightened, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth nice and straight.

To further discuss your options for cosmetic dentistry in Palm Harbor, FL, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team here at Knellinger Dental Excellence. Schedule your consultation today by calling 727-475-5519. If you like, you can also fill out an appointment request form here on our website.