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Short Term Orthodontics

Short-Term Orthodontics | El Cajon Invisalign & Six Month Smiles Dentist

Many adults are apprehensive about the appearance of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, there are many options available today that are much more subtle in appearance and take significantly less treatment time to deliver results.

Serving the El Cajon area, our El Cajon dentist is pleased to offer short-term orthodontics options that are sure to meet your needs. If you want straight teeth or need to correct a problem with your bite, but have been apprehensive about the appearance or duration of traditional metal braces, we may have a solution for you! Jamacha Dental offers two primary options for short-term orthodontics.

Invisalign ®

Invisalign® is a contemporary orthodontic option that uses a custom-made series of aligners to gradually move the teeth to the desired position. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, clear plastic. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are almost invisible to the naked eye.

Invisalign® usually takes about 20-29 trays per arch, and you’ll receive a new set of alignment trays every several weeks. For the best results, it is highly recommended that patients wear their trays for 22 hours a day, removing the aligners only when eating. Additionally, it is very important to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth before replacing the aligning trays in your mouth- this will prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped between your teeth and clear braces.

Six Month Smiles ®

Six month Smiles® is another approach to orthodontia for adults that are looking for a discreet way to straighten their smile. Similar to Invisalign®, Six Month Smiles® uses clear braces to move the teeth to the correct position. However, rather than relying on aligning trays, Six Month Smiles® uses  tooth-colored wires and clear brackets.

With Six Month Smiles®, orthodontic treatment only takes about six months, making the treatment system ideal for patients looking to improve their smile before an event like a wedding or graduation. Also, Six Month Smiles® are surprisingly affordable, and are comfortable, safe, and hygienic. If you’ve shied away from traditional metal braces as an adult, Six Month Smiles® may be worth considering!

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At Jamacha Dental our El Cajon dental team is ready to work with you to achieve the smile you have always wanted. Contact our El Cajon practice today to see how Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles® discreetly and quickly improve your bite and smile.

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