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Six Month Smiles® is an orthodontic system that focuses on straightening the teeth you see when you smile using clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. Results are generally seen within 4-9 months (the average being 6 months). Six Month Smiles® focuses on aligning teeth in the “smile zone” but does not correct bite issues. Six Month Smiles® will give you 85-90% improvement. If your goal is to have a great smile while saving time and money, then this is the way to go! Take the first step towards improving your smile, your confidence and your life. Contact Us Today!
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 you can maintain discretion while getting the treatment you 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 that offers fast results with no social distraction.
Is Six Month Smiles® Right for me? Frequently Asked Questions
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 bonded to the teeth the same as traditional braces. 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.
Six Month Smiles® vs. Invisalign:
- Six Month Smiles® are attached to the patient’s tooth structure. This ensures 100% patient compliance and speeds up final result. Invisalign is removable, able to be lost, and able to be forgotten.
- Six Month Smiles® has a shorter treatment timeline (approximately six months) compared to Invisalign (approximately eighteen months).
- Six Month Smiles® cost is typically 1/3 compared to that of Invisalign.
“I have wanted braces for a long time, but didn’t want the traditional silver ones for an extended period of time and didn’t want to spend a ton of money. Dr. Ann Laurent’s office made it all possible for me to have both of my wishes granted by offering Six Month Smiles® at a very reasonable price. Dr. Laurent and her staff made the process of having braces very pleasurable, and after 6 months I am EXTREMELY happy with the results. I now smile with complete confidence! I owe it all to Dr. Laurent and her wonderful staff!”