Orthodontics in Just Six Months
Are you an adult who covers your mouth when you smile, embarrassed by crooked or misaligned teeth? If so, you might be one of millions of American adults who would like to improve their smiles.
The thought of wearing metal braces or taking the time involved for treatment, however, prevents many of these people from transforming their smile. With modern orthodontics, wearing braces doesn’t have to mean a two- or three-year commitment to a mouth full of metal.
Six Month Smiles is a system that uses clear braces to straighten the teeth that show when you smile in just about six months. Perhaps Six Month Smiles braces are right for you. Give us a call at Mary Huffman Family Dentistry or Lenoir Family Dentistry to find out more!
How Six Month Smiles Works
Although it's true that orthodontic treatment provides patients with the most effective methods for creating healthy smiles and bites, Six Months Smiles offers a solution that is strictly cosmetic. These braces will not correct or change your bite, but they will correct the teeth that show when you smile. Their unique design works specifically for a short-term treatment that generally ranges from four to nine months, with treatment on average taking, as you might have guessed, six months.
The process starts with your dentist examining your teeth and taking x-rays and impressions. These will be submitted to Six Months Smiles’ lab so the clear braces can be custom made for you. Once you receive the braces, you'll come to our office every four weeks to have them adjusted. During the process, the braces will gently move your teeth into a straighter position. Once treatment is complete, your smile will be beautiful!
After treatment, you will be required to wear a retainer to keep your teeth into place, similar to what you would wear after any type of orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign Versus Six Month Smiles
You might be wondering what the differences are between Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
Six Month Smiles focuses only on the teeth that show when you smile, whereas treatment with Invisalign is more extensive. Treatment time is two to three times longer with Invisalign than with Six Month Smiles.
There is also a lot of discipline needed when patients choose Invisalign. Because the aligners are removable, it is tempting to leave them out more often than needed for eating and cleaning. If the Invisalign clear aligners are not worn for at least 22 hours each day, treatment results will not be as expected. This temptation does not exist with Six Month Smiles.
There is another advantage to Six Month Smiles: The cost is also less—as much as a third of the cost of Invisalign, although savings will vary depending on each individual’s smile goals.
Find Out More about Six Month Smiles
If you are wondering whether you might be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles, contact our office to request a consultation. Dr. Huffman or Dr. Sheffield will discuss your smile and how you would like to improve it, then conduct an examination. In just a few short months, you might be showing off a straight, beautiful smile!