Smiles For Life

Dental Problems Treated with Six Month Smiles

By Dr. Dan Whiting on May 11, 2019

Smiling female in dentist chair looks at nearby dentistSix Month Smiles® can straighten the teeth and produce beautiful cosmetic results, similar to those achieved with braces and Invisalign. The greatest benefit of this treatment option is that treatment is complete in a fraction of the time.

Six Month Smiles focuses on straightening your anterior (forward) teeth and can address a wide range of cosmetic dental problems. However, it may not be ideal for issues such as malocclusion, overbite, or underbite.

At Smiles for Life in Harrisonburg, VA, we discuss the dental problems that can be treated with Six Month Smiles. Keep in mind that Six Month Smiles only affects these cosmetic issues that affect the front facing teeth.

Overlapping Teeth

Overlapping teeth refer to cases in which one tooth is sitting partially in front of another tooth. This condition is typically caused by overcrowding.

Overlapping teeth can be corrected by gently pulling the teeth apart and moving them into alignment so they sit flush with one another. Once this condition has been addressed, your teeth will be easier to clean.

Twisted Teeth

When a tooth does not have enough room to properly emerge, it can turn. Teeth can also become twisted in early adulthood when the wisdom teeth emerge.

By addressing overcrowding and rotated teeth using directed pressure, Six Month Smiles can correct this cosmetic problem.

Gaps between Teeth

Spaces in between the teeth can make some patients feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile. With Six Month Smiles, we can close spaces by exerting pressure on the teeth to move them closer together.

Tipped Teeth

A tipped tooth appears to be leaning in one direction instead of pointing directly downward. This can result from a number of reasons, including overcrowding.

Conditions that Require Alternative Treatment

During your consultation at our Harrisonburg area practice, we will determine if Six Month Smiles is well suited to your needs. If you have severe malocclusion conditions such as overbite or underbite, traditional metal braces may be recommended.

Traditional metal braces are better suited to address these conditions because the orthodontic treatment addresses the position of the molars as well as the anterior teeth.

How Six Month Smiles Delivers Results in a Shorter Time Frame

Six Month Smiles works similarly to standard braces. But because the treatment focuses on a narrowly defined part of your smile, it can deliver results in half the time as treatment alternatives.

During your Six Month Smile placement at our office, one of our experienced dentists will attach clear brackets to your front teeth. These brackets will be connected with a discreet wire that exerts pressure on your teeth. One of our doctors will monitor your progress. There is no extra pressure associated with Six Month Smiles compared to traditional metal braces.

Contact Our Office Today

If you are six months away from your wedding or a major life event and want to look your best, Six Month Smiles can deliver dramatic results in a relatively short time. Six Month Smiles also have the advantage of being more discreet than traditional braces.

To schedule your first Six Month Smiles consultation, contact our office online or call us in the Harrisonburg area at (540) 828-2312.

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