Class reunions, holiday parties, family weddings…or just smiling big when meeting new people. If any of these situations cause you to feel self conscious about your crooked teeth, Dr. Michael Bannan is here to help!

With over thirty years experience in providing comprehensive orthodontic and orthopedic services for adults and teens, Dr. Michael Bannan has the expertise and skill to help you determine if Cosmetic Short-term Orthodontics is an option for you. He is a Certified Provider for Invisalign as well as Six Month Smiles.

When considering tooth alignment, the first consideration should always be for complete comprehensive orthodontic care. This involves placement of metal brackets and wires to gain complete correction of bite problems and may take from two to three or more years to complete, at fees that reflect the time and complexity to correct the problems.

Many adults do not wish to engage the cost, time and inconvenience for comprehensive care and just want their smile improved. This is where Dr. Michael Bannan’s Cosmetic Short-term Orthodontics comes to the rescue!

Invisalign vs. Six Month Smiles

Invisalign has been used for nearly twenty years to straighten misaligned teeth using a series of clear plastic aligner trays. These clear aligners are placed about every two weeks and gently move teeth toward their desired position until the new smile is achieved.

Patients love the nearly undetectable appearance of the clear aligners, especially those patients that have to deal closely with the public. But, Dr. Michael Bannan says the biggest advantage for Invisalign patients is that the trays can come out. This gives patients the freedom to eat what they want and maintain the ability to brush and floss their teeth without the interference of bulky brackets and wires. The cost of Invisalign is about the same or a bit less than traditional braces and is relative to the time and complexity of the treatment goals.

Six Month Smiles is another cosmetic orthodontic treatment for which Dr. Michael Bannan is certified and advocates for busy adults. The Six Month Smiles option is similar to traditional braces but uses less noticeable tooth colored brackets and wires. Unlike traditional braces, Six Month Smiles focuses solely on the front teeth affecting your smile.

Compared to Invisalign, Six Month Smiles allows for greater control over individual teeth in more difficult movements and usually results in shorter treatment times. The system is also more affordable than traditional braces.

Dr. Michael Bannan explains that most adults are candidates for at least one treatment, meaning better self-confidence is within reach. It all starts with a phone call. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Michael Bannan, please call 910-679-6060.