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Six month smiles

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they smile, talk, and laugh because of crooked teeth. Six Month Smiles at Countryside Dental Group is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment system that can transform your smile in as little as six months and help you regain your self-confidence.

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic treatment that uses clear tooth brackets and tooth-colored wires to shift teeth into alignment. The system combines the discreteness of invisible aligners with the efficacy and versatility of traditional metal braces.

The hybrid system is suitable for realigning the front six teeth, known as the Social Six, your most visible teeth when you smile. Six Month Smiles uses significantly milder forces than conventional braces, making them more comfortable to wear and minimizing risks like soft tissue abrasion common with metal braces.

How Does Six Month Smiles Work?

During your initial appointment, your dentist will take X-rays and intraoral and facial photographs to determine whether Six Month Smiles is the right orthodontic treatment for your unique smile. Then, they take dental impressions, which are sent to an off-site lab where a custom mold is created for a dental tray to affix the clear brackets to your teeth.

At your next appointment, the dentist applies the tray with the brackets to your teeth to place the brackets in the correct position and bonds them in place with a curing light. The tooth-colored wires are then threaded through each bracket and tightened.

As with standard metal braces, you’ll need to return to the dentist every four to five weeks for an adjustment, as your teeth are slowly moved into the correct position. After the treatment period, which lasts six months on average, the braces are removed, and your dentist will fit you for a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position.

Who is a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

Candidates for Six Month Smiles must be over 16 years old, with mild to moderate misalignment of the front teeth. The system is not recommended for younger patients, as the jawbone is still growing, and your child’s teeth may shift back to their original position.

It is also not recommended for adults with complex orthodontic issues, as the mild forces and short treatment time is insufficient to move teeth already firmly rooted in the periodontal membrane and jawbone.

Candidates must also have good overall oral health, with no signs of advanced gum disease or tooth decay. If you have cavities, infections, or other dental issues, they will need to be treated before your Six Month Smiles braces can be applied.

What Conditions Does Six Month Smiles Treat?

Although Six Month Smiles is a highly effective treatment, it is not suitable for complex orthodontic issues, malocclusions at the back of the dental arch, a severely misaligned bite, such as an open bite or overjet, or for altering the length of your teeth.

Six Month Smiles is ideal for treating conditions such as:

Regain Your Confidence with Orthodontics at Countryside Dental Group

Don’t let crooked teeth stop you from living your best life. Call Countryside Dental Group to schedule your appointment with Dr. Leila Shahbandar to determine whether you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles.