Six Month Smiles in Greensboro
Six Month Smiles®
You’re an adult with a fast-paced life, and you’re used to quick results. You may want to straighten your teeth, but you don’t want to spend a year or more with a mouth full of metal braces. Farless Dental can offer just the right treatment for your needs – Six Month Smiles®.
Six Month Smiles® uses clear braces to straighten your teeth, providing an effective and discreet way to give you the smile of your dreams – usually in just six months!
Ask us if Six Month Smiles® is right for you.
Six Month Smiles in Greensboro NC
The Greensboro dental practice of Dr. Graham E. Farless and Dr. Darryl Locklear is now offering an incredible way to enhance your smile! Six Month Smiles® is a cosmetically focused orthodontic treatment completing most cases on average in 6 months!
Advantages Over Metal Braces
The Six Month Smiles® technique offers tremendous advantages over traditional metal braces.
- Unlike the traditional braces people must often wear for two to four years, this procedure straightens teeth in an average of just six months and uses low forces to gently move teeth more comfortably.
- The Six Month Smiles® System utilizes specialized clear brackets and tooth-colored wires – making them virtually invisible.
- The procedure requires fewer dentist visits and is typically less expensive than traditional braces.
- In addition, the Six Month Smiles® System can result in healthier gums, since straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth and because treatment time is much shorter.
The best permanent solution to correcting misaligned and crooked teeth is traditional braces. However, many people do not choose to pursue traditional braces because of the long length of treatment, appearance, the number of appointments and time away from work, and the overall cost. Six Month Smiles® provides a solution!
Six Month Smiles - Frequent Questions
Six Month Smile braces are a system of clear brackets and white (tooth-colored) wires that are less noticeable in your mouth than traditional braces and focus on adjusting the front teeth, typically more for cosmetic purposes than bite related purposes. They use less force than traditional braces, which makes them more comfortable to wear. The coloring of 6 Month Smile braces makes them less noticeable in your mouth and the length of treatment is significantly shorter than with traditional braces.
What type of problems can be fixed with Six Month Smiles?
They can address under bites (lower teeth sticking out), overbites (top teeth overlapping bottom teeth too far), cross bites (teeth biting the opposite side), open bites (top and bottom teeth not meeting when you bite together), over jets (front teeth sticking out), crowding (teeth are pushing together), and spacing (gaps between the teeth).
Can you really fix my teeth in only 6 months?
Yes! Depending on your particular situation, treatment may take five to twelve months, but the average patient will have up to a 75% reduction in the time they spend in braces when using 6 Month Smile braces.
Will Six Month Smiles braces hurt more than regular braces to make them work faster?
No! 6 Month Smile braces are gentler than traditional braces because they use a lower degree of force to move your teeth. Because they are making cosmetic changes to your bite instead of structural changes, there is not as much force needed to achieve the desired results. Like traditional braces, you may have some discomfort while you adjust to your 6 Month Smile braces, and mild pain relievers are encouraged to manage this discomfort.
How often will I have to see my dentist?
The first visit will involve an examination of your bite, pictures, and x-rays of your teeth. Your dentist will determine whether Six Month Smiles braces are the right option for your situation, discuss the probable length of treatment, and advise you of the cost of the treatment. About 3 weeks later, you will return to be fitted with your Six Month Smiles braces. After the initial fitting, you will see your dentist every four to five weeks, until the end of your treatment, to have your braces adjusted.
Will I have to wear a retainer afterwards?
As with any straightening procedure, you will need a retainer when the Six Month Smile braces are removed to prevent your teeth from drifting back to their original positions. If you don’t like the traditional removable retainer, you may have the option of a bonded retainer that remains in place. These options can be discussed with your dentist at your consultation visit to find the best match for your needs and preferences.
Can Six Month Smile braces be used on children?
Because Six Month Smile braces are intended for cosmetic correction instead of functional correction, candidates for 6 Month Smile braces must be at least 15 years of age. However, most adults ARE eligible to use short term braces to correct their tooth alignment.
Will Six Month Smile braces damage my gums, teeth, or roots?
Traditional orthodontics carry some risk of root damage when adjusting the teeth. Because less force is exerted on the teeth by Six Month Smiles, there is less risk of root damage than with traditional braces. Teeth seldom have to be extracted when Six Month Smile braces are used, so there are fewer risks associated with them.
How does the cost compare to traditional braces?
Because the treatment time is so much shorter, Six Month Smile braces are usually around half the cost of traditional braces, but this will vary somewhat depending on your particular case. Your dentist will discuss the expected cost when he evaluates you for your Six Month Smiles braces.
How does Invisalign compare to Six Month Smile braces?
Invisalign consists of clear acrylic trays that fit your teeth and gently move their position. They are intended for a comprehensive adjustment of your teeth, which is more extensive change than the Six Month Smiles braces are meant to achieve. Treatment time with Invisalign is approximately twice as long as treatment with Six Month Smiles because they are making more substantial changes to the pattern of your teeth. At your consultation, your dentist can discuss with you which option would be better suited to your needs and how each option would compare for length of treatment and associated cost.