Six Month Smiles® Can Subtly and Effectively Straighten Your Teeth
Dr. Frank Avason III offers innovative Six Month Smiles® at his Denver, NC, dental practice to remedy misaligned teeth. You may be concerned about the lengthy treatment time associated with traditional braces. Six Month Smiles® can reduce that time by 50% or more while still achieving outstanding results. This method employs clear brackets and a precisely calibrated force to straighten only your front teeth. In this way, Six Month Smiles® can quickly and effectively give you the smile of your dreams. At Avason Family Dentistry, we will explain all of your orthodontic options, helping you make an informed decision about your dental care.
Is Six Month Smiles® for You?
Six Month Smiles® is suitable for minor to moderate aesthetic issues. These can include:
- Slightly crooked front teeth
- Small gaps in your smile
- Rotated or tipped teeth
- Crowded teeth
The treatment is not appropriate for more extensive issues, such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. If you suffer from any of these concerns, Invisalign® may be more appropriate. In addition, only adults qualify for Six Month Smiles® since their dental development is complete. If you have a more severe case of misalignment, or if you are looking for orthodontic treatment for your teen, we can refer you to an orthodontist.
How Does Six Month Smiles® Work?
In many ways, Six Month Smiles® works very much like traditional braces. During your first appointment, Dr. Avason will take impressions of your teeth to determine the right size and shape of your braces. During your second appointment, he will attach clear brackets to your teeth. A tooth-colored wire will run between the brackets, exerting a gentle pressure. Although Six Month Smiles® uses a very low force, we will specifically calibrate the pressure needed to achieve your desired results.
Other types of braces will remain on your teeth for one year, 18 months, or even longer. Six Month Smiles® can achieve comparable aesthetic results in a fraction of the time.
During the course of your treatment, you will attend routine appointments every three weeks. During these visits, Dr. Avason will monitor your progress and tighten the wire. The gradually increasing force will cause your teeth to shift and straighten over time. It is highly recommended that you take good care of your teeth while your braces are on. In particular, you should use a water pick to clean your teeth and behind the wire.
Once your teeth have reached their final positions, Dr. Avason will remove the braces. Six Month Smiles® usually takes just half a year. However, if you have gaps between your teeth, your treatment time could take up to nine months. After treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your results.
What Are the Benefits of Six Month Smiles®?
Other types of braces will remain on your teeth for one year, 18 months, or even longer. Six Month Smiles® can achieve comparable aesthetic results in a fraction of the time. Since the treatment time is shorter, it typically costs less than other orthodontic methods. Additionally, these braces are subtler than standard braces, due to the clear brackets. Dr. Avason will select a wire color that best matches the shade of your teeth. You may find Six Month Smiles® to be more comfortable than traditional braces, since they will place less force on your dental arches.
Six Month Smiles® can dramatically improve your oral health and appearance. Food and bacteria are more likely to become trapped between overlapping teeth, increasing your risk for decay and gum disease. Perhaps most noticeably, once your treatment is complete, you will have a straighter, more attractive smile that can transform your entire face. You may also enjoy a tremendous boost of confidence, enhancing nearly every aspect of your life.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about Six Month Smiles® and whether you are a good candidate, contact Avason Family Dentistry today. Your consultation with Dr. Avason will provide you with the details you need to make this important treatment decision.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III