10 Questions About Six Month Smiles

Correct Your Smile in a Matter of Months

You’ve always dreamed of having that perfect Hollywood smile. But you may have never seen this as being a legitimate possibility for yourself.

The truth is, many people can have their smiles corrected in a matter of months and don’t know it. It’s all possible with Six Month Smiles.

So, exactly how does treatment work? And does this procedure really take just six months?

Here’s a rundown on 10 common questions about Six Month Smiles so that you can determine if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment.

Let’s dig in!

1. Do Six Month Smiles take only six months?

The Six Month Smiles system is a cosmetic orthodontic treatment that can indeed be treated in six months on average.

For some patients, the treatment may take even less time—five months. Meanwhile, for others, the treatment might take 12 months.

2. Why should you consider Six Month Smiles?

This system uses special clear brackets along with wires that are tooth colored. This makes them relatively invisible, which is a major aesthetic benefit.

In addition, a significant advantage is that this procedure doesn’t require many dental appointments. Thus, it is relatively convenient for those who can’t take much time away from school or work to go to dental appointments.

3. Who is a good candidate?

This treatment may help you if your lower teeth are sticking out—a condition known as an underbite. You may also be a candidate if you have an overbite, where your top teeth overlap your bottom teeth.

Patients with crossbites can also take advantage of this system. A crossbite is where your teeth bite the opposing side. If you have an open bite, where your bottom and top teeth don’t meet when you chomp down, you may also benefit.

Your dentist may also recommend Six Month Smiles if your teeth push together, a condition known as crowding. Likewise, they may tell you to consider this treatment if you have an over jet, where your front teeth stick out.

Finally, if you have gaps between your teeth, this procedure can help you to quickly and conveniently fix this dental issue.

4. Is the treatment painful?

Fortunately, Six Month Smiles are relatively gentle. Why? Because they are used to make cosmetic dental changes, which generally don’t require much force.

Traditional braces use more force since they make structural changes to the teeth.

As a general rule of thumb, a mild pain reliever is all you need to address any discomfort that you experience during the treatment process.

5. Will Six Month Smiles harm your mouth?

No. Six Month Smiles don’t exert much force on your teeth, so you’re not very likely to experience root damage.

6. How old should you be to undergo this treatment?

The majority of adults can take advantage of this type of treatment to fix their teeth’s alignment. Meanwhile, this procedure is available only for children who are 15 years old or older, as it is focused on cosmetics versus the function of teeth.

7. Are Six Month Smiles cheaper than traditional braces?

Yes. Six Month Smiles treatment takes far less time than traditional braces do. Therefore, the cost of this short-term treatment is usually half that of braces.

Note, though, that depending on your dental situation, this procedure may not be the right fit for you. Your dentist can evaluate your teeth to tell you whether Six Month Smiles or traditional braces are the best option in your case.

8. How often will you go to the dentist?

If you are considering Six Month Smiles treatment, your dentist will first examine your bite and take x-rays of your pearly whites. This will help your dentist to determine if it is appropriate for you.

If you are eligible for the treatment, your dentist will let you know how long it will likely take. They’ll also tell you how much it will cost you.

Then, in around three weeks, you will go back to the dentist to get fitted with the braces you’ll wear during treatment.

Afterward, you’ll go to the dentist every four to five weeks until your treatment is over. During these appointments, your dentist will simply adjust your braces.

9. How are Six Month Smiles different from Invisalign?

Invisalign is most appropriate for comprehensively adjusting your teeth. This is a more extensive process than that associated with Six Month Smiles.

As a result, Invisalign usually takes about twice as long when compared with Six Month Smiles.

10. Will retainers be required after the treatment is completed?

Once you finish your Six Month Smiles treatment, you will have to wear a retainer. This will keep your teeth from moving back to their initial positions.

If you prefer not to wear a removable retainer, you could wear a bonded one, which will stay in place. Your dentist can help you to make the best choice for your needs.

How We Can Help

We offer top-of-the-line Six Month Smiles services for patients who wish to straighten their teeth through orthodontics in a discreet and fast way.

With this treatment, you can claim a more attractive smile in fewer dental visits and at a lower price tag compared with metal braces. On top of this, Six Month Smiles may help you to enjoy healthier gums long term. That’s because teeth that are straight are simpler to clean compared to crooked teeth.

Get in touch with us to learn more about how Six Month Smiles can transform your smile and restore your self-esteem in the months ahead.