Nikhil M. Patel, DMD
Laser Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Worcester, MA
Want straight teeth without the look of traditional braces? If so, clear braces may be for you. Nikhil M. Patel, DMD, offers three kinds of clear braces at his self-titled office in Worcester, Massachusetts. They are Six Month Smiles®, MTM® Clear-Aligner, and Fastbraces®. Each option is unique, and Dr. Patel will help you decide which one is best for you. All three are excellent alternatives to traditional braces, as they will straighten your teeth in less time and allow you to smile with confidence during treatment. To learn more about clear braces, call or schedule your consultation online today.
Clear Braces Q & A
What are clear braces?
Clear braces straighten teeth using transparent aligners. Traditionally, dental patients had to withstand months or even years with bulky metal braces to shift their teeth into proper alignment.
Dr. Patel uses clear braces to gradually shift your teeth into an ideal position, correcting crooked teeth and enhancing your smile for years to come.
What kinds of clear braces are offered?
Dr. Patel offers three types of clear braces that straighten teeth faster than traditional braces:
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a cutting edge brand of clear and tooth-colored braces for patients 16 years of age and older. As the name indicates, you can straighten your teeth in just six months on average. Throughout treatment, you only need 3-7 minor adjustments on your brackets.
Sure Smiles is a treatment system for patients who require minor teeth movement. It uses clear, removable aligners, which you can take out while you eat and brush your teeth. On average, since the treatment is used for minor shifting of teeth, optimal results occur in 3-6 months.
Fastbraces are clear braces that work by straightening the roots of your teeth based on precise movements mapped out at the beginning of treatment. With Fastbraces, your teeth typically show progress only days after the braces are applied. On average, it takes about 4-6 months to straighten your teeth with Fastbraces.
What are the benefits of clear braces?
The chief benefit of clear braces is that you can smile with confidence while you wear them. With traditional metal braces that aren’t clear, you may feel self conscious about your appearance for the duration of treatment. Clear braces allow you to fix your teeth without sacrificing much of anything.
Also, the options that Dr. Patel provides —Six Month Smiles, MTM Clear-Aligner, and Fastbraces — are innovative and deliver results faster than traditional braces. That means less time with metal in your mouth, less time in the office, and less money spent on dental care.
To find out if clear braces can work for you, call or schedule an appointment online with Nikhil M. Patel, DMD today.