If you desire a straighter smile but are avoiding orthodontic treatment because you do not want to wear noticeable braces for years, you may benefit from Six Month Smiles®.
Six Month Smiles can cut treatment time in half using specially-calibrated clear brackets. Dr. Frank Avason III offers this advanced orthodontic treatment at his practice in Charlotte and Denver, NC, to help you achieve your goals.
Why should you consider Six Month Smiles?
Is Six Month Smiles® for You?
Six Month Smiles® is suitable for minor to moderate aesthetic issues. These can include:
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.
Six Month Smiles® usually takes just half a year. However, if you have gaps between your teeth in addition to crookedness, your treatment time could take up to nine months. It is highly recommended that you stay on top of keeping your teeth clean while your braces are on. In particular, you should use a water pick to clean your teeth and behind the wire.
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.
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.
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.
Frank Avason III, DMD
Dr. Avason is board-certified, has been awarded the 2016 Opencare Patient's Choice Award, and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:
- American Dental Association
- The American Academy of Periodontology
- North Carolina Dental Society
To protect your smile, schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (704) 820-9797.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III