Straighter Teeth in 6-Months
Six Month Smiles is an accelerated orthodontic method specifically for teeth that are visible in your smile. Instead of wearing brackets and wires for the typical 18 to 24 months with traditional braces, patients can expect results in approximately 6 months.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
Discreet: clear brackets and tooth-colored wires make these braces barely noticeable - from a close or far distance.
Effective: as opposed to invisible aligners, braces will always be the most effective method (used over 100 years) for moving teeth gently and efficiently.
Fast: patients average only 6 months from start to finish!
Am I a Candidate?
While this treatment can vary, the method is intended for patients more concerned about their appearance, especially if they’re older and/or only have minor to moderate issues with their smile.
Six Month Smiles is an ideal treatment for many types of issues, including:
Crowding and overlapping teeth
Large gaps in front teeth (diastemas)
Overbites and open bites
The process is very similar to traditional braces because it gently pushes teeth into a more aligned position over time. After completing a consultation with our dentist, we’ll take x-rays, intraoral and facial photographs, and impressions of your teeth to create models fabricated offsite.
If eligible for treatment, the dentist will use the models to calculate the movements needed to fix your issue, as well as create clear brackets and tooth-colored wires.
Once created, you’ll come back for a second appointment to have your brackets bonded, which come in a custom-fabricated tray so our dentist can place them exactly where needed.
Then, we’ll bond them using a hardening light, followed by threading the arch wire through each bracket. Like traditional braces, you’ll come in every four to five weeks to have the arch wires adjusted and tightened.
Treatment time can range as short as four months to as long as nine months, but this is determined on a case-by-case basis. Like traditional braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer afterward to prevent your teeth from shifting back.