Six Month Smiles®
The Six Month Smiles system can close gaps and straighten your front teeth, in a fast process using white brackets and clear wires. At Smith Dental, we are happy to evaluate your smile and see if the Six Month Smiles system is right for you. With this unique system, Dr. Smith can help you proudly display your best feature, your smile.
Most patients who come to Smith Dental seeking a solution for crooked teeth have only considered the way their teeth look. The truth is, crooked teeth mean so much more than aesthetics, they also can be a threat to your dental health. When your teeth are crooked, it can make it easier for plaque and tartar to build up in areas that is harder for you to clean effectively when you brush and floss. Eventually, leaving plaque or food particles in areas that you are unable to reach, will result in tooth decay and/or gum disease.
Braces for Adults
Six Month Smiles is a system that is designed specifically for our adult patients who would like to have their front teeth straightened. It is ideal for adults because it is faster orthodontia option that works quickly and efficiently. Additionally, it is practically invisible, because we place white brackets and clear wires. This is important to adults who need to maintain a professional appearance.
The Six Month Smiles system focuses only on the front teeth. By not placing brackets on the back teeth, we can help our patients achieve desired results more quickly. On average, most treatments using this system only take about six months. If Dr. Smith finds that your crooked teeth require a little extra work, your treatment time may be increased by a month or two, depending on your needs. Of course, this also means that if your teeth need less work than average, you can be done in less than six months!
What Can Six Month Smiles Treat?
Six Month Smiles is designed to treat teeth that are affected by:
This system is not designed to treat problems with bite misalignments. If you have a bite alignment concern, we are happy to discuss this issue with you and help you find solutions, which might include a referral to an orthodontic specialist.
Caring for Six Month Smiles
Like traditional braces, Six Month Smiles uses both brackets and wires to move your teeth into position. This means that you will need to take extra care in cleaning and maintaining them. Once placed, we will provide guidance on how to care for your teeth and clean around the wires and brackets. You will also need to use caution on some foods that you eat, and maybe even avoid some foods, such as things that are sticky. It’s important that you follow these guidelines because allowing food debris or plaque to build up around the brackets could lead to damage to the enamel beneath.
If you do happen to damage a bracket or a wire, call our office immediately, as Dr. Smith will want to check and fix the problem quickly so that your results and time schedule are not affected.
If you’d like to discuss whether Six Month Smiles is appropriate for you, please call our Forest Grove dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith. We’ll perform an examination and discuss your goals with you and help you decide if Six Month Smiles can help you meet those goals. Call us at (503) 746-9361 to find out more.