Long gone are the days when you need to spend years wearing clunky metal braces in order to achieve a beautiful and straight smile. The Six Month Smiles® process uses similar technology that is less visible and less uncomfortable to properly align your teeth in just 6 to 8 months.
Why Six Month Smiles® Makes the All Smiles Team Smile
Six Month Smiles® uses thin wires and brackets that are either clear or chosen to match the color of your teeth. This conceals them within the mouth and removes much of the social stigma that comes with being “brace face” in the office or at school. Placement is easy, it is easy to adjust, and it is easier on the teeth and gums which all means less discomfort from start to finish for the wearer.
More importantly, the wire and bracket system makes it possible to conduct significant realignment of the teeth including addressing overbites, underbites, and gaps from missing teeth using nothing more than low pressure. When it comes to adult teeth alignment, these simply are one of the most effective and efficient types of braces. The cherry on top is that Six Month Smiles® costs less than ClearCorrect, Invisalign, and other brace systems.
Can you really Straighten Teeth in Six Months?
Yes, you can. In fact, the process can be completed in as few as four months. In cases where extensive realignment is required, it can take as long as nine months, however, these situations aren’t common and usually involve extensive misalignment.
The system is safe and highly effective, and while it does carry a slight risk of enamel demineralization, the risk is no more pronounced than other teeth straightening options.
How Does Six Month Smiles® Compare to Invisalign?
The Six Month Smiles® process is more involved than fitting an Invisalign system because it requires fitting brackets and wires. Both systems require bi-monthly visits with the dentist to make adjustments. However, Six Month Smiles® works in an average of six months while Invisalign takes 12 months or longer to straighten teeth.
What is Involved in the Six Month Smiles® Process?
During the consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and take x-rays to determine the best ways to move them into their correct positions. Once this is determined, the team at All Smiles will attach the brackets, thread the wires, and make sure everything fits comfortably. You will also be given care instructions regarding brushing and information on what foods to avoid.