THE BENEFITS OF SIX MONTH SMILES
If you’re interested in a straighter smile in Los Alamitos, we have treatments that can help. One of the most popular alternatives is Six Month Smiles. This unique system uses clear brackets and wires, low pressure, and a distinctive design to correct minor bite issues, often in just six months. Call today to schedule an appointment at Restore Health Dentistry.
WHAT ARE SIX MONTH SMILES?
Six Month Smiles are an affordable, cosmetically-appealing way to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. This system combines the reliability of metal braces with the low visibility of plastic aligner systems like Invisalign.
It uses a patented Lucid-Lok clear bracket system, along with wires that are the same color as your teeth, and nearly invisible. This ensures your treatment is subtle, and that you don’t suffer from the stigma that “adult braces” often carry.
Six Month Smiles also uses a low-force system of orthodontic correction to provide a more comfortable overall experience. With an average treatment time of only 6 months, the result is a straighter, more attractive smile that does not require you to wear metal braces for 2+ years.
WHO CAN GET SIX MONTH SMILES?
Six Month Smiles is used for patients who have only minor teeth alignment and positioning issues. Those with more serious misalignment, crooked bites, or malpositioned teeth, are likely not a candidate for this treatment. An alternative treatment, like Invisalign or metal braces, may be recommended for these patients.
If you’re not sure if you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dental offices. We have two locations in Los Alamitos and Lakewood.
WHY SHOULD I GET SIX MONTH SMILES?
- Faster Results – Invisalign usually takes at least 12 months to complete treatment, and traditional braces can take as long as 2-3 years. Since Six Month Smiles focuses on cosmetic treatments, they treat patients faster.
- Lower Cost – Six Month Smiles are typically less expensive than most aligner therapy options, and metal braces. They’re also less expensive than common cosmetic dental treatments, like veneers, and provide similar results — a beautiful smile!
- Comfortable – Six Month Smiles do not use the same high tension design as metal braces. This means you will be more comfortable, due to the gentle forces used to move your teeth into place.
- Virtually Invisible – With clear brackets and wires that match the color of your existing teeth, Six Month Smiles are virtually invisible when compared to metal braces.
WHAT CAN SIX MONTH SMILES FIX?
Six Month Smiles is a type of orthodontic treatment designed to align or straighten teeth in an average of six months. It can fix various oral problems, including crooked teeth, crowding, misaligned teeth, and gaps between teeth. This treatment can also help enhance the overall appearance of your smile.
If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to achieve a perfect smile, you may want to consider Six Month Smiles. At Restore Health Dentistry, we can customize your treatment to ensure you achieve the smile of your dreams. Get in touch with us today and let our dentists help you create a straight smile.
WILL I NEED RETAINERS AFTER 6 MONTHS?
This varies from one case to another. But generally, it’s recommended to wear retainers indefinitely after a Six-Month Smiles treatment to ensure your teeth are properly aligned. You are required to wear the retainers full-time for the initial six months; then, you can wear them at night for another six months. After twelve months of wearing the retainers, you can switch to wearing them less frequently or as needed.
Wearing retainers after the 6-Month Smiles treatment is important as it ensures that the treatment is effective. These orthodontic appliances can help to hold your teeth intact, preventing them from moving out of alignment. They also help shape the teeth as they settle into their new corrected position, as well as avoid the risk of relapse.
WILL MY TEETH SHIFT AGAIN AFTER tHE TREATMENT?
Generally, the Six Month Smiles treatment is designed to last for a long time. However, it’s possible that your teeth may shift after the treatment is completed. The shift is likely to occur due to not wearing retainers or neglecting your dentist’s after-treatment instructions for proper dental hygiene.
To help keep your teeth in the desired position, Dr. Nancy William may recommend wearing retainers and practicing proper oral hygiene. It is important to do as your dentist recommends to ensure your teeth don’t shift again after the Six Month Smiles Treatment.