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Straighten Your Smile With Short-Term Orthodontics in Salt Lake City, UT

When you decide to change your appearance for the better, it sometimes seems like it can’t happen fast enough. Unfortunately, traditional orthodontic treatment can take more than a year. But don’t get discouraged! In our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office, we offer two popular kinds of short-term orthodontics, one of which will likely be right for your smile.

Both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles:

  • Straighten teeth in less time than conventional braces
  • Are less conspicuous than braces
  • Are comfortable to wear
  • Require fewer trips to our office

The best way to determine which short-term orthodontic treatment is best for you is to schedule a consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Gleave. Call (801) 923-6406 to make an appointment.

Choose Invisalign or Six Month Smiles

You can choose Invisalign or Six Month Smiles to straighten your teeth, both of which offer unique advantages. You may find that some dentists prefer Six Month Smiles but some dentists also offer Invisalign as well as the Six Month Smiles, it all depends on your dentist but ultimately, the decision is up to you.

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to straighten your smile. In addition to being nearly invisible, the aligners are removable. You can take them out while eating, so you can enjoy any foods you'd like. The average Invisalign treatment time for adults is 12 months, which is months shorter than the usual time with metal braces. You can check out the pros and cons of Invisalign down below, or on sites such as to get an indepth look at what they can do for you.

In contrast to Invisalign, Six Month Smiles is more like traditional braces. However, the brackets are clear and the wires are colored to blend in with your smile. Because this orthodontic option focuses on cosmetic issues with your front teeth, not issues involving your bite, treatment can be completed in as few as six months.

Fine-Tune Your Smile With Other Cosmetic Dental Treatments

You can get other cosmetic dental treatments from cosmetic dentist Dr. Gleave to complement your newly straight smile. Among them:

  • Dental veneers, to conceal flaws like chips and stains
  • Tooth bonding, another way to hide imperfections in just one visit
  • Teeth contouring, to change the shape and size of teeth
  • Gum reshaping, to correct an uneven gumline or “gummy” smile
  • Teeth whitening, to brighten your smile

To talk to us about short-term orthodontics or other cosmetic dental treatments, call (801) 923-6406.

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