Clear Correct or Six Month Smiles: Which one is right for you?

ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles are two increasingly popular forms of cosmetic dentistry in Dallas, TX, because they offer a more discreet experience than may be found with traditional braces. While they share some similarities, their differences may make them more suited to serving patients with different needs. Neeley Dental Group is happy to offer both treatments, and our doctors will do whatever we can to help patients choose the best option for their situations.


ClearCorrect is a removable, aligner-based system that patients must wear for at least 22 hours every day. They are nearly invisible, so patients can straighten their teeth without many of the aesthetic repercussions often experienced with traditional braces. The aligners are designed to fit the patient’s teeth and are switched out on a regular basis. This allows them to gradually move the teeth and correct the smile by the time treatment is concluded. Patients generally spend one to two years in treatment, depending on their individual needs. It can be effective in treating:

  • Overbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbites
  • Gaps
  • Crooked and rotated teeth

Six Month Smiles

With Six Month Smiles, discretion is key. These braces are designed to straighten the teeth quickly and inconspicuously without sacrificing results. They pair extremely thin wires with enamel-colored or clear plastic brackets to create a system that is almost imperceptible to someone who doesn’t know what to look for. This orthodontic treatment can successfully correct the following common problems:

  • Open bites
  • Overbites
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Asymmetry and canted midlines
  • Reverse smile lines
  • Misalignment problems.

Choosing a Treatment

When both treatments look attractive, how do you know which one to choose? ClearCorrect is ideal for patients who want little upkeep and more comfort. Alternatively, Six Month Smiles may be better for cases where patients do not require complex bite corrections and where treatment time is a significant factor.

Contact Us Today

Ultimately, Dr. Neeley or Dr. Guidry will help determine which treatment is best designed to suit your needs. Contact our office to schedule an orthodontics appointment today.