Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth, but didn’t like the thought of spending a year or more in braces, then Six Month Smiles might be perfect for you. Six Month Smiles is a smarter approach to braces than traditional braces, allowing us to achieve outstanding cosmetic results in half the time or less. And although Six Month Smiles have brackets and wires, they are designed to blend in with your teeth so they’re very hard to notice. Plus they can be much less expensive than traditional braces and clear aligners.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is rapidly increasing in popularity because it offers many benefits over other orthodontic treatments, such as:
- Shorter treatment time
- Faster tightening appointments
- Discreet appearance
- Less discomfort
- Very predictable results
- Lower cost
Six Month Smiles is partly remarkable because it accomplishes all the above using braces—the same technology that we’ve been using to straighten teeth for over a century. But while traditional braces may be based in the age of the steam engine, Six Month Smiles is a very advanced procedure, taking full advantage of all the discoveries in computers and materials in recent years.
Braces Made Modern
So how does Six Month Smiles manage to give so many benefits just using braces? It’s a much more modern approach to braces. First, developers of the procedure realized that the main reason why people want braces is to achieve cosmetically straight teeth. This means mostly moving the front teeth. By just focusing on this part, and not moving the larger back teeth—which are slower and harder to move—Six Month Smiles can achieve its results faster. And as a side effect, the procedure causes less discomfort.
For faster tightening appointments, you can thank modern computers and advancements in efficiency. The same computational technologies that allow for the creation of clear aligners like Invisalign are used to plan the Six Month Smiles procedure. This lets us know exactly what your tightening appointments are going to be like, so we can have a convenient tray laid out that allows us to get you set up more quickly.
And because everything is faster, we can offer the procedure for a lower cost than other orthodontic treatments. Remember: time is money, and when we’re saving your time, we’re also saving ours. So it’s a win-win situation.
Modern materials allow us to give you tooth-colored wire and clear brackets that are as strong as the traditional metal ones. This makes it hard for anyone to tell that you’re wearing braces—you might have to tell them! One advantage of working with braces, as opposed to aligners, is that we can still build on the century and more of experience in using braces to straighten teeth. This makes Six Month Smiles a very predictable treatment—we know what kind of results you are going to get to a greater accuracy than with aligners.
Is Six Month Smiles Right for You?
However, Six Month Smiles is not the right orthodontic treatment for everyone. Six Month Smiles might not be right for you if:
- You have gum disease or other ongoing oral health problems
- You have bite issues—like TMJ—that would require more extensive tooth movements
- You are unwilling or unable to thoroughly clean around the braces
But the only way to know for sure if you’re a candidate is to get an evaluation by a cosmetic dentist. To find out if you are a good candidate for Six Month Smiles, please call (585) 244-3337 or email us for an appointment at Contemporary Dentistry.