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Six Month Smiles®
What Is Six Month Smiles®?
Germantown Dental Group is now offering Six Month Smiles®, an advanced orthodontic treatment that can help you straighten your teeth in a faster, more comfortable, and more discreet way. Six Month Smiles® is designed to correct teeth misalignment and gradually move them into a straighter position in about six months. Plus, the Six Month Smiles® braces are composed of clear brackets that are less visible on the teeth, allowing you to smile during the treatment process without feeling self-conscious!
Please contact us today for more information on Six Month Smiles®, or to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists.
What Are the Benefits of Six Month Smiles®?
While metal braces have been helping people correct orthodontic issues for many years, they have one significant drawback: they are very noticeable on the teeth. Additionally traditional orthodontic wires and techniques can be very uncomfortable, and the treatment process can last for years before optimal results are achieved. With Six Month Smiles®, many of these concerns can be minimized. Here are some of the benefits that Six Month Smiles® esthetic focus can include:
- An attractive smile can often be achieved in about six months.
- The braces used in Six Month Smiles® are clear and the wires display a tooth-colored appearance, making them much less noticeable on the teeth.
- Six Month Smiles® braces are designed to use only a minimal amount of force on the teeth in order to bring them into a more desirable position, which makes the treatment more comfortable for many patients.
- Six Month Smiles® has the ability to close gaps and spaces, improve the position of crowded teeth, and improve bite alignment.
- This treatment can often be an Invisalign® alternative for patients who have more severe signs of crowded or misaligned teeth.
- With less time typically needed for treatment, Six Month Smiles® is often less expensive than other options.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Six Month Smiles®?
For many patients who are seeking an alternative to traditional metal braces, Six Month Smiles® can often be a great orthodontic option. Most often, this treatment is ideal for individuals bothered by:
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Spaces or gaps between the teeth
- Minor bite alignment issues
Patients who are considering Six Month Smiles® must be at least 16 years of age. If you are in need of significant bite alterations, you may not qualify for this treatment. During an appointment at our office, one of our experienced dentists can help you determine if this orthodontic system would be an appropriate solution for your needs and goals.
Six Month Smiles® vs. Invisalign®
Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® are two of the most popular teeth straightening methods our patients request. While both options are discreet and typically considered more comfortable than traditional metal braces, there are some key differences between these two techniques. Invisalign® utilizes removable aligners that need to be worn for a specific length of time each day in order to achieve optimal results. How closely patients follow their dentist’s instructions—along with the extent of one’s needs—impacts the total treatment time, which typically spans anywhere from nine to fifteen months. In contrast, Six Month Smiles® uses fixed, inconspicuous brackets and wires to rapidly straighten teeth. The gentle, continuous force applied by this innovative system can often create ideal results in approximately six months (sometimes less).
What Is the Six Month Smiles® Treatment Process Like?
Six Month Smiles® utilizes advanced design materials to help patients achieve their orthodontic goals as quickly and comfortably as possible. The wires are made of nickel titanium, colored to look more like your natural teeth. They are designed to move the teeth with less force than required with other treatment options, which can enhance comfort and minimize the chance of root or tissue damage.
Six Month Smiles® can ultimately help you achieve straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile in half the time it takes other orthodontic techniques!
How Much Does Six Month Smiles® Cost?
The average cost of Six Month Smiles® is generally between $3,000 to $6,000 for both the top and bottom teeth.* Once it has been determined that you would be an ideal candidate for this orthodontic system, we will create a treatment plan for you that is tailored to meet your specific needs. At this time, we can review the total expense of your treatment and determine if your insurance plan will cover any amount. Our office can also help you look into dental financing through CareCredit™ or Lending Club, both of which are respected healthcare lenders that offer affordable payment plans.
*This average cost was taken from the Six Month Smiles® website.
Additional Six Month Smiles® FAQs
What Makes Six Month Smiles® More Comfortable Than Regular Braces?
Six Month Smiles® is an accelerated orthodontic treatment that uses a lower degree of force than traditional braces to gently move teeth into the desired position. Extra emphasis is placed on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth and comfort of your treatment as opposed to the position of your bite (which is often a major focal point in standard orthodontic treatment).
Will Six Month Smiles® Cause Damage to My Teeth?
This orthodontic system should not put patients at more risk of tooth damage than traditional metal braces. Often, there are fewer potential complications with Six Month Smiles® due to the relatively low force used to straighten teeth.
Will I Need to Wear a Retainer After Six Month Smiles®?
To properly maintain the new position of your teeth, it will usually be necessary to wear a retainer following treatment. Your dentist can review a variety of retainer options available to you at the time of your consultation.
Contact Germantown Dental Group
To schedule a consultation for Six Month Smiles®, or if you would simply like to learn more about this procedure, please contact us today.
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