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How Short-Term Orthodontics Change Smiles Quickly

For a long time, successfully realigning teeth and helping people have a better smile has pretty much meant working with long-term programs like traditional braces or their more streamlined, invisible variations that help keep a low profile during the process. All of these techniques are effective, which is why they have remained so popular over the years, but they all require a significant investment in both time and money. Luckily, the recent technological boom has also helped the oral healthcare field, and now there is a short-term orthodontic program that helps realign your smile without a lengthy commitment. 

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6 Month Smiles

The newest innovation in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics is the use of the 6 Month Smiles procedure to align the most visible teeth for a better cosmetic appearance. When your bite is not seriously misaligned and you are looking to mostly improve the “social six” upper anterior teeth, this process allows for fast results without the extensive investment of time and resources that full braces or their alternatives present. 

Advantages to Short-Term Orthodontics

When patients only need minor adjustments to their bite alignment, the length process of placement and adjustment that regular orthodontics require can often be discouraging. In many cases, patients who would otherwise choose to correct these minor cosmetic issues are forced to forego the procedure as a result. Since unnecessary exposure an treatment can pose a problem on its own, procedures like 6 Month Smiles and other short-term orthodontics reduce risk and provide access to those who might otherwise be excluded.

Enjoy the Benefits of an Improved Smile 

Patients who cosmetically correct their smiles tend to find that the change brings a variety of benefits, including:

  • Improved confidence
  • Desired aesthetic improvements
  • Easier brushing and flossing
  • Less worry about your day-to-day presentation

If you are considering your orthodontic options, get in touch with our offices today to learn more about what Dr. Claire Cho can do to help you get the smile you always wanted.

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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