Do you cover your mouth when you smile? Are you self-conscious about your teeth? While traditional metal braces remain a popular choice for orthodontic treatment, the unsightly nature and longer treatment time may prove discouraging for many, especially adults. Yet, dental professionals want you to know—achieving a straighter smile may take less time than you think. As a modification to the tried and true method of straightening teeth, Six Month Smiles consists of clear brackets connected by tooth-colored wires. With treatment that is virtually invisible, takes less time, and economical, more and more patients are asking about Six Month Smiles, a modern twist for a straighter smile.
With a small amount of pressure or force to shift teeth, Six Month Smiles is a brace that is comprised of nickel titanium wires. Bonding the brackets to teeth is made easy using indirect bonding trays. This reduces chair time to a minimum. The simplicity of Six Month Smiles coupled with a shorter treatment time makes it a common sense approach, minus the stigma associated with traditional metal braces.
Am I A Good Candidate For Six Month Smiles?
When considering if Six Months Smiles is the most suitable orthodontic treatment for you, it’s best to consult with your dentist. While this form of accelerated orthodontics can help many, some specific considerations are discussed below.
Mild To Moderate Crowding
For individuals with mild to moderate crowding, Six Month Smiles works similarly to traditional braces. Yet, the difference is in the application. For instance, while traditional braces are applied bracket by bracket, Six Month Smiles are applied together in a tray. Thus, they are not usually recommended for those with severely crowded teeth.
Shorter, Discreet Treatment For Those With Cosmetic Concerns
For patients with cosmetic concerns or a desire for discreet treatment, Six Month Smiles can be a great choice, while very little disruption to one’s lifestyle. With a much shorter timeline for obtaining a straighter smile, patients with grown-in adult teeth (age 15 or older) are usually the best candidates.
At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we recognize the great appeal of Six Month Smiles, and we are happy to help you obtain your best smile. We believe that this innovative straightening method is a game changer for many patients, especially those experiencing improper spacing, mild overbite, underbite, or crossbite, and front teeth that are slightly rotated. Call Dr. Cochran and the team at Dr. C Family Dentistry today, and let’s discuss your goals for treatment. Six Month Smiles could be the solution you’ve been looking for!
Posted on behalf of Dr. C Family Dentistry