Have You Heard of Six Month Smiles?

The virtually invisible braces straighten teeth faster than traditional braces.

Special to Inspire Coastal Bend

Corpus Christi-area adults looking to straighten their teeth can now get the smile they have always wanted – in just six months – through a cosmetic-braces system available at the Vela Dental Centers.

The Vela Dental Centers, owned by Dr. Benjamin Vela, is the Corpus Christi area’s first practice to offer the Six Month Smiles System, designed specifically for adults (over 18) who have crooked, crowded or spaced teeth – without major bite issues. The technique offers tremendous advantages over traditional metal braces.

Unlike the traditional braces people must often wear for two to four years, this procedure straightens teeth in an average of just six months and uses low forces to gently move teeth more comfortably.

The Six Month Smiles System utilizes specialized clear brackets and tooth-colored wires – making them virtually invisible.

The procedure requires fewer dentist visits and is typically less expensive than traditional braces.

In addition, the Six Month Smiles System can result in healthier gums, since straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth.
“Now our patients can get the smile they’ve always dreamed of, without waiting for years,” Vela said. “Six Month Smiles braces are virtually invisible, and straighten teeth much more quickly and more comfortably than traditional braces.”

Although traditional orthodontics (performed by a specialist) is the “gold standard,” many patients cringe at the thought of staying in braces for such extended periods of time. Six Month Smiles is both patient- and smile-focused, allowing for quicker results and happy patients.

Numerous medical benefits come with proper dental care, which helps fight against tooth wear and gum disease. Healthy teeth also encourage proper nutrition by enabling people to eat a variety of foods; they also help boost self-esteem and can reduce headaches and joint pain. Vela encourages people to schedule a consultation with Vela Dental Southside to see if Six Month Smiles is a good option for them.

Dr. Benjamin Vela
The Vela Dental Centers is currently made up of three offices, with Vela Dental Southside located at 4822 Holly Road. The practice is involved with the most modern and effective forms of cosmetic and implant dentistry. Owner Dr. Benjamin Vela, a general dentist who focuses on cosmetic and implant dentistry, has been practicing in Corpus Christi since 2006 after earning his degree from UT Health Science Center – San Antonio. Vela, along with his associates and team members, treats patients of all levels of complexity. The Vela Dental Centers have been serving the Corpus Christi area since 1984. For more information, visit the practice online at www.veladental.com.

If you are interested in learning more about Six Month Smiles, visit www.6monthsmiles.com, or contact Vela Dental Southside at 361-994-4900.




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