Six Month Smiles® Auburn MA
Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. If you have crooked teeth, the quality of your smile is significantly affected. This can then affect your confidence and impact the impressions you leave. It used to be that the only restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatment available for correcting crooked teeth was metal braces. While effective, and still widely used today, metal braces stand out in your smile. For many patients, this can affect your confidence more than having crooked teeth. At D.A. Dental, we are a certified provider of Six Month Smiles, an alternative treatment to traditional braces that can help you to achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
Six Month Smiles - An Alternative to Traditional Metal Braces
Six Month Smiles is a purely cosmetic, rather than orthodontic, treatment that is designed to help correct the alignment of the teeth visible in your smile. With this treatment, we can correct crooked teeth and close gaps between them, helping you to achieve an enhanced, more confident smile. Unlike traditional braces, Six Month Smiles cannot be used to correct major alignment issues or problems with your bite.
However, like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires to correct the alignment of your teeth. Rather than using metal, the brackets and wires of this treatment are tooth colored. They can also be clear as well. When set on your teeth, they practically disappear from view, helping you to avoid the dreaded metal mouth appearance. We here at D.A. Dental are excited to offer Six Month Smiles® to our patients who want a beautiful smile but don't want to have to deal with conventional metal braces.
How is Six Month Smiles Different?
For the millions of Americans who are struggling with crooked teeth and looking for a fast and reliable method to straighten them, Six Month Smiles® Braces can give them the results they want in a fraction of the time of conventional braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, which can take up to five years to straighten your teeth, Six Month Smiles® does it in just six months. Unlike Invisalign®, which uses clear plastic trays, and regular braces, which use unsightly metal wires and brackets, Six Month Smiles® braces use a combination of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to give you a straight, beautiful smile in less than a half a year.
Understanding the Facts About Six Month Smiles® Braces
For our patients who have cosmetic dental issues such as gaps, crooked teeth, and crowded or overlapped teeth, dental braces can restore both their smile and their confidence. However, for personal reasons, many people are not good candidates for conventional metal braces. Metal braces can be painful and unsightly, which can make wearing them a challenge for many people who may be embarrassed about wearing them.
Six Month Smiles® braces can give you a straight, even smile in an average of six months, though some patients may complete their program in just four months and some patients can take nine months to a year to finish treatment. This is much faster than conventional braces, and even Invisalign®, which can take up to a year and a half or longer to get the desired results. Six Month Smiles® is fast because it only straightens the front teeth, making it almost an exclusively cosmetic procedure.
How Six Month Smiles Works
Rather than treating all of your teeth, Six Month Smiles only focuses on the teeth that are visible in your smile.
Being fitted with Six Month Smiles® is a fairly quick process, with many kits arriving to our office within a week of submitting your impressions. They require fewer appointments than conventional braces, too, making them far more convenient for people with busy schedules. It's also a great option for our patients who may have had braces in the past but weren't careful about using their retainers or just need mild adjustments to fix their smile.
Before treatment, we first conduct a consultation to determine if Six Month Smiles is the right treatment for you. If you are determined to be a good candidate, digital x-rays and impressions are taken. These help us to determine proper bracket placement. The brackets are secured to the front of your teeth, and the wires are placed. You are then set up with regular monthly appointments for adjustments, which help to guide your teeth to the proper alignment. When your treatment is completed, the brackets and wires are removed, and we then provide you with a retainer to help you maintain the results.
Experience the Benefits of Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles offers several significant benefits.
Are You Ready for Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles® is a fantastic and affordable option for our patients who are looking for an easy, simple adjustment to the alignment of their teeth. With Six Month Smiles, we can help to correct the appearance of crooked teeth in just a fraction of the time of traditional metal braces. Crooked teeth can start to take its toll on your self-esteem, but having straight and even teeth can help restore your confidence.
If you're interested in Six Month Smiles® and would like more information, please give our skilled dental team at D.A. Dental a call at (774) 374-8295 today to schedule a consultation for this easy, straightforward dental procedure.