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Accelerated Orthodontics

Recently, Forbes business magazine had a cover story titled "The Economics of a Pretty Face".  In both social and business arenas, the push to have a picture perfect appearance is becoming more and more important.  An attractive smile is a feature most people desire.  A nice smile is a confidence booster and self esteem builder.  Adults who have mildly crooked front teeth can now achieve a straighter, more appealing smile with the advances in short term orthodontics or adult braces.

The trend towards esthetic orthodontics began in 1991 when general dentist Dr. Clifton Georgaklis created the concept and application of Straight Teeth in 6 Months (SM).  Ten years later smooth, clear plastic aligners known as Invisalign hit the general population offering adult and teen patients alternatives to bulky, metal braces.  Today, patients have choices regarding accelerated orthodontic treatments.

General dentists are licensed to offer orthodontics.  There is a growing trend for capable dentists like Dr. Leia Porcaro to offer a form of short term orthodontic care to their patients.  Not all patients are candidates for short term orthodontics and reputable dentists will refer more complex orthodontic cases to orthodontic specialists for proper treatment.

Six Month Smiles, adult braces are a popular option for patients seeking straighter front teeth.  This option offers a more practical and cost effective alternative to costly porcelain veneers.  Like veneers, Six Month Smiles focuses on the appearance and straightening of the visible front teeth.  Most forms of short term orthodontics like Six Month Smiles use the same force as comprehensive orthodontics; however it does not focus on bite change.  If you are interested in straightening your smile, ask your dentist about accelerated orthodontic treatments, such as Six Month Smiles.

Posted on the behalf of Grateful Dental, a Marietta Six Month Smile Dentist


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