six month smile
What makes Six Month Smiles cosmetic dentistry so innovative?
■Average treatment times of only six months
■Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
■Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
■Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
■Low forces and short overall treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
■Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers
What is 6 Month Smiles?
■6 Month Smiles™ braces are clear
■Wires are usually tooth-coloured and very small
■Treatment times usually fall within 4-9 months
■Discomfort is minimal as teeth are gently repositioned
■Cost is usually less than traditional braces
How can teeth be straightened in only 6 months?
The 6 Month Smiles™ technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely using a brace that is attached to your teeth. The key components of the treatment are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
6 months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?
No! 6 Month Smiles™ dentists use tooth-coloured braces that are barely visible. The wires are usually tooth-coloured as well. These are nothing like metal braces!
How are 6 Month Smiles™ more comfortable than regular braces?
6 Month Smiles™ use low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. 6 Month Smiles™ utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Do 6 Month Smiles™ braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with 6 Month Smiles™ braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with 6 Month Smiles™ orthodontics.
Will I have to wear a retainer?
Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
Would I be suitable?
If you are an adult ( 15 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for 6 Month Smiles.