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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign

How can we help you?

We understand that you may have questions when it comes to your dental health and treatment options.  Here is a list of some of the more commonly asked questions in our Mount Pleasant dentist office.

If you have any additional questions or would like to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Annan, please contact us today.


adult orthodontics mount pleasant sc Many adults come to us with questions about orthodontics. The type of orthodontics that works best for you depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your smile. We understand that as an adult, you probably want a solution that is as fast and discreet as possible.

At East Cooper Smiles, we offer two orthodontic options for our adult patients to improve the appearance of their smiles. 

Six Month Braces

Six Month Braces is an orthodontic system that allows for targeted treatment designed to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Six Month Braces is both fast and affordable, often taking only six months on average to complete and costing about half of what traditional metal braces cost. 

The main purpose of Six Month Braces is to improve the appearance of your front teeth so that you can smile confidently.


Invisalign provides an alternative to traditional braces that utilizes clear plastic aligner trays to gradually move your teeth to their ideal position. You will switch out your trays every two weeks or so and each tray gets you closer to your ideal smile. The length of your treatment depends on how far your teeth need to move and how compliant you are with wearing your trays.

Because you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat and clean your teeth, you can avoid many of the hygienic issues that come with traditional braces. Their crystal clear appearance is practically invisible and completely smooth, providing exceptional comfort. 

Contact our office and schedule a consultation to determine the orthodontic treatment that will work best for you.

adult orthodontics mount pleasant sc There are several methods you can use to straighten your teeth, and we specialize in two of the most-effective, least invasive ways available on the market today.

What Is My First Treatment Option?

Six-Month Smiles is a great, fast and cost-effective alternative to traditional metal braces that targets your teeth’s specific problem areas and gently shifts them into the desired place. This treatment usually ends in as little as six months, costs far less and provides you the ability to eat and maintain good dental hygiene with very little oral irritation. Six-Month Smiles also match the color of your teeth and are rarely noticeable.

Are There Other Ways To Straighten My Teeth?

The second treatment we offer is Invisalign, a popular teeth-straightening treatment that employs the use of clear plastic aligners instead of standard braces. Invisalign’s aligners are removable, nearly invisible and, much like Six-Month Smiles, target specific areas of your mouth for more accurate straightening results. Eating and brushing are also a breeze during the course of this treatment.

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We expect to be open on May 4.  We have installed medical grade HEPA air filters across our office.  Staff have been equipped with protective masks and gowns to ensure their safety and the safety of our patients.  We are modifying our schedule to reduce the number of patients in the office an any one time.  We look forward to seeing all our patients back!