Six Month Smiles

Your smile is a major player in the first impressions that you leave with others. When your teeth are crooked, it can have a significant impact on your smile, as well as your confidence. You may find that you hide your smile behind your hand or tight lips when you want to flash a wide, friendly grin. For several decades, metal braces have been the go-to treatment for crooked teeth. While a highly effective treatment, not everyone wants to wear such an obvious appliance for up to several years. For many patients, braces can cause more self-consciousness than their crooked teeth. At Blue Summit Dental Group, we offer an alternative with Six Month Smiles.

What Is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to correct the alignment of the teeth visible when you smile. It can be used to straighten crooked teeth and close gaps, helping you to achieve a more aesthetic, confident smile. This particular treatment is purely cosmetic. It cannot correct major alignment issues or bite problems.

How Does Six Month Smiles Work?

Much like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles relies on brackets and wires to correct your teeth, and even moves your teeth at a similar speed. However, unlike traditional braces, this treatment only focuses on those teeth that are visible when you smile. Also, instead of metal brackets and wires, Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires that are tooth-colored, or even clear in some instances. With these types of brackets and wires, they become practically invisible against your teeth, making Six Month Smiles a much more discreet solution to straightening your teeth.

Before undergoing treatment, we first conduct a thorough oral exam to determine your candidacy. During this exam, we not only look at your teeth, but we also take digital x-rays and impressions. If you are determined to be a good candidate, we then figure out proper bracket placement. The brackets are affixed to your teeth and the wires set in place. We then set up once monthly follow-up appointments. During these appointments, we make minor adjustments to continue guiding your teeth to where they need to be. At the end of your treatment, the brackets and wires are removed, and we provide you with a retainer to help you maintain your beautiful new smile.

Six Month Smiles Benefits

Six Month Smiles offers several benefits.

• Faster treatment. With Six Month Smiles, your results are achieved in only six months, a fraction of the time that it takes to correct crooked teeth with traditional braces.
• There is less pain associated with this treatment. Lower forces are used to move your teeth.
• Treatment is affordable and costs less than cosmetic solutions like veneers and crowns.
• Tooth colored, or clear, brackets and wires are less visible in your smile. Most people will not notice them at all.

Six Month Smiles provides you with a solution to your crooked teeth that help you to achieve your desired results in just a fraction of the time of traditional metal braces. For more information, and to find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you, call Blue Summit Dental Group today at (810) 658-9177.

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