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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Six-Month Braces

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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.

Six-Month Braces

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.

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, you are probably wondering about the best way to improve your smile. Perhaps you are even considering adult orthodontics to improve your misaligned teeth. Most adults who come to us and want orthodontics feel hesitant about traditional ortho because of the brackets and wires involved. If you are a professional or if you have an active social life, you probably don’t feel like traditional orthodontics is a realistic option for you.

However, at East Cooper Smiles, Dr. Jason Annan offers two orthodontic solutions for our adult patients looking to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. 

InvisalignInvisalign utilizes clear plastic trays to gradually move your teeth over time. How long your treatment will take depends upon the severity of your misalignment. Invisalign is a great option for people who want flexibility because the clear aligner trays are removable for eating and oral hygiene. 

Six Month BracesSix Month Braces provides options for patients looking to improve the teeth that are visible when you smile. This innovative system moves teeth quickly and treatment time only averages about six months. Because of the reduced treatment time, Six Month Braces are also incredibly affordable.

With an evaluation, we can help you determine the treatment that can best help you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Annan will explain the pros and cons of each treatment so that you can feel confident in your decision to move forward with cosmetic orthodontics.

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