Benefits of Six Month Smiles®: Fast-Acting Orthodontics By Dr. Dan Whiting on February 05, 2018

A woman's smileIf you have teeth that are crooked, you know how they can affect your appearance. Just minor tooth misalignment can lead you to feel self-conscious about smiling, speaking, and laughing, even around loved ones. In terms of your dental health, crooked teeth can lead to sore teeth, teeth grinding (bruxism), and TMJ disorders.

Thankfully, the team at Smiles For Life offers a wide variety of orthodontic treatment options. One option that has helped many Harrisonburg, VA patients is Six Month Smiles®. Let’s cover the basics of Six Month Smiles® and consider the many advantages of this treatment option.

How Six Month Smiles® Works

Six Month Smiles® refers to a variation on traditional braces that targets the front teeth. The principles of Six Month Smiles® are the same as traditional braces: using brackets, wires, and carefully applied pressure, teeth can be shifted into a more ideal position.

Six Month Smiles® works much faster than traditional braces and patients have a much better experience for a number of reasons.

Six Month Smiles® Is Hard to Notice

The brackets and wires used for Six Month Smiles® are a similar color as your natural tooth structure. This allows the bracket to blend in more with your smile. Patients will feel less self-conscious about laughing and smiling around others since the appearance of Six Month Smiles® is relatively discreet.

Quick and Effective Orthodontic Care

Traditional orthodontic treatment can take a year to two years. With Six Month Smiles®, the overall treatment time is—you guessed it—approximately six months. That’s a great savings of time for people who’d like to get a straight smile sooner.

Good for Patients of All Ages

While Six Month Smiles® is more common with adult patients, teenagers can also benefit from this procedure. It’s a good option to consider for teens as well as people who have a career that involves lots of public interaction.

Fewer Office Visits During Treatment

Since there is less time involves in Six Month Smiles® treatment, patients will wind up combing back to the dentist office fewer times. There is less adjustment and tightening needed to achieve the final results.

Less Expensive Than Traditional Braces

With less time and fewer dental visits involved, it should come as no surprise that Six Month Smiles® is also more affordable than traditional braces treatment. That savings can mean a lot to some households.

A Focus on Patient Comfort

Some amount of discomfort is unavoidable in orthodontic care. With Six Month Smiles®, the designers of the system did their best to minimize the discomfort associated with traditional braces. The materials used are rather light and fine, reducing tension and friction.

Custom Crafted Orthodontic Care

The entire Six Month Smiles® treatment process is custom crafted to the patient from beginning to end. This enhances comfort and reduces hassles during the treatment process.

Excellent Orthodontic Treatment Results

The results of Six Month Smiles® are comparable to traditional orthodontic care. That means patients can have straight, beautiful, healthy smiles in just a fraction of the time required for a traditional orthodontic procedure.

Learn More About Six Month Smiles®

For more information about Six Month Smiles® and how it can help you have a straight and beautiful smile, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. The team at Smiles For Life is here to help you experience all of the benefits of good dental alignment.

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The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
  • Compassionate Finance™
  • CareCredit®
  • LendingClub®
  • Smile Rewards 

To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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