The good news: you got through junior high and high school without a mouth full of metal. The bad news: you’re an adult now and you wish you had sucked it up and gotten braces as a teenager so your smile wouldn’t be jacked. Orthodontics have come a long way from the days of metal brackets, but fixing your teeth as an adult can still be a long, arduous process. Fortunately, there are options available to give you a straighter smile in less time. Six Month Smiles is one of those options.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles still uses traditional braces, but instead of fixing your entire mouth, it focuses on the part of your smile that people see the most, your front teeth. All orthodontic procedures use the same forces to move your teeth. They apply consistent pressure that encourages your body to reshape the bone. The timeframe around this is limited by your body’s ability to reshape and remake bone. Luckily, your visible front teeth move more quickly than your molars in back. Six Month Smilesfocuses on these teeth, giving you the results you’re looking for in less time.
Who is a candidate for Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is not a solution for serious bite problems, or severe crowding in teeth. However, if your teeth are gapped, crooked or have minor crowding, Six Month Smiles could be the straightening solution you’re looking for. Most adults and children over the age of 15 are candidates for Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth colored wire for more subtle treatment than traditional braces.
What’s the cost?
Usually, Six Month Smiles costs less than overall cost of traditional braces. This will of course depend on your personal situation and can vary depending on whether or not your insurance has an orthodontic benefit. Discuss pricing and payment options with your dentist for an exact number.
If you’re interested in learning more about Six Month Smiles, Dr. Lance Timmerman can answer your questions. Dr. Timmerman has helped many patients gain confidence with their straighter smiles. Contact his office for more information.