Six in 6 vs. Invisalign: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve found yourself needing braces after unsuccessful treatments or if it’s your first time wearing braces, today we are going to explain the difference between two of our more popular choices for our adult patients.

Six in 6:

If you are one of the millions of adults in need of adult braces who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile, Orthodontic Center of Orange County can help.

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive. Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces solution that fits your lifestyle.

A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought – The Orthodontic Center of Orange County’s Six in 6 utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. The speed of six in 6 is usually reflected within the overall price, and in most cases it costs less than the average metal braces or Invisalign orthodontic treatment. If you’re worried about your teeth not being where you would like them to be in 6 months time, call us for a complimentary consultation to see what other options may be right for you and your lifestyle.

Invisalign:

The Orthodontic Center of Orange County specializes in the Invisalign clear braces procedure. We can provide a complimentary consultation to determine if you would be a good candidate for clear Invisalign braces. Invisalign takes a modern method to straightening your teeth by using a series of custom-made, removable, plastic appliance called aligners which are made specifically from an impression of your mouth. While you wear these custom clear aligners, they gradually and gently shift your teeth into place based on a plan by our doctors here at the Orthodontics Center of Orange County.

While the benefits from the Invisalign treatment are a straighter, more beautiful smile; this procedure can also improve the health of your mouth, which can have an impact on your overall health. Also, treatment time ranges 6-12 months depended on how much teeth alignment is needed by a patient.

The benefits of Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces are:

  • You can straighten your teeth without others knowing.
  • The aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want.
  • You can brush and floss normally due to aligners being removable.
  • Aligners are comfortable compared to wires and brackets.
  • We will mail you all your clear aligners

The Invisalign process begins by taking an impression of your mouth. While most orthodontics offices will take an impression of your mouth using a poly-vinyl siloxane-based impression material; the Orthodontic Center of Orange County does not use this older method. We use the state-of-the-art iTero Digital Impression Scanner to make the more accurate impressions of your teeth without having to gooey impression material that can make some patients gag. Call us to schedule a consultation, or you can fill out our contact form is you would like more information about how Invisalign can help you get a great smile quick and easy.

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