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 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 Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, 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
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.
How Six Month Smiles Works
Like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles uses brackets and wires to correct the alignment of your teeth. However, 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. Rather than treating all of your teeth, Six Month Smiles only focuses on the teeth that are visible in your smile.
Before treatment, we first conduct a free 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 fronts 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:
- Your treatment is fast. Results are achieved in only six months, a fraction of the time that it takes traditional braces to achieve results.
- Treatment is more comfortable. Lower forces are applied to your teeth to move them.
- Six Months Smiles is affordable. It costs less than treatment with veneers or crowns.
- Because we use tooth colored or clear materials, the brackets and wires used for Six Month Smiles disappear from view when they are set into place. You do not have to worry about dealing with a metal smile, even for only a short period.
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. Call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry to schedule your free consultation today at Tulsa: (539) 302-3266 Claremore: (918) 343-4300 and find out if this amazing treatment is right for you.