Short Term Orthodontics
Six Month Smiles® is an innovative alternative to traditional braces. Metal braces have long been the standard in orthodontics, often used during childhood and early teen years to correct problems with overcrowding, bite, and alignment. But adults and older teens may avoid highly visible braces despite their desire for straighter and more cosmetically appealing teeth. Thanks to Six Month Smiles®, now they can maintain discretion while getting the treatment they need. This revolutionary system combines the powerful results of metal braces with the subtlety of clear aligner trays. Using clear brackets and wires that blend into natural tooth color, Six Month Smiles® can deliver fast, effective results in as little as six months.
Few people are born with a perfect smile. Did you know that approximately 5 million people per year are wearing braces at any given time? Most are children between ages 9 and 14 – an age when patients are generally less concerned about the appearance of metal braces. By the middle teen to adult years, however, patients who desire straighter teeth may be reluctant to wear traditional braces due to their prominence. Six Month Smiles® is a cosmetically appealing solution for fast and social distraction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Six Month Smiles® right for me?
You may be a candidate for Six Month Smiles® if you are embarrassed or bothered by smile imperfections but do not want to spend years wearing traditional metal braces. Patients must be at least 15 years of age to undergo Six Month Smiles®. Schedule an oral consultation for more information about this revolutionary clear orthodontic system or to find out if you could qualify for treatment.
What should I expect during a Six Month Smiles® treatment?
The Six Month Smiles® brackets and wires are administered to the teeth in the same way that traditional braces are. This initial visit is usually the longest, though additional visits will be necessary during treatment to monitor progress and tighten the braces. Six Month Smiles® works quickly because treatment is generally isolated to the most visible teeth in a patient’s smile. Additionally, the low-force method utilized by Six Month Smiles® causes less discomfort than traditional braces during the treatment process.
Will I need to make any lifestyle modifications to facilitate my treatment?
Because Six Month Smiles® is a bracket and wire system, you will have some limitations during treatment. Primarily, you will need to make certain dietary changes that restrict hard or ‘gummy’ foods. Examples include whole, raw fruits and vegetables, bubblegum, popcorn, nuts, croutons, and caramel candies. At the conclusion of treatment, you will also need to wear a retainer to maintain results.