Six Month Smiles® is a modern twist on tried-and-true
orthodontics. There is little debate within the orthodontic community
that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give
patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles
has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the
materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits
your lifestyle. Here is what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative …
- – Average treatment times of only six months
- – Six Month Smiles’ clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
- – Use of braces as opposed to appliances , aligner trays, or veneers provides optimal final result
- – Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
- – Low forces and short overall treatment time increases safety and hygiene
- – Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, Invisalign®, or veneers.
Is Six Month Smiles® right for you?
The best way to find the answer to that question is to contact a Six Month Smiles certified provider Bensonhurst Dental Care and schedule a consultation. However, by answering the following questions related to your lifestyle and your expectations we can help you determine if you should consider taking that next step.
Questions to ask the doctor during your Six Month Smiles consultation:
- After you take impressions of my teeth how long will it
take to get my Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kit™ back from the Six
Month Smiles lab?
- After my teeth are straight are there any other cosmetic
treatments that you would recommend for me such as whitening, bonding,
- Based on your initial assessment, about how many months do
you expect that I will wear Six Month Smiles braces? (average is six
- What type of retention do you recommend after treatment?
- I understand that Six Month Smiles will not correct a
severe overbite or underbite. Do either of these factors exclude me as a
- Can you explain to me the differences between Six Month
Smiles and traditional or comprehensive orthodontics? Which option is
best for my situation?
- Do you have any “Before & After” photos that you can show me or photos of patients wearing Six Month Smiles braces?
- What types of payment options or payment plans do you offer?
- Can you check to see if my insurance plan will cover a portion of the cost?
- How soon can I come in for a records appointment?
Q: How can teeth be straightened in only six months?
A: The Six Month Smiles
technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to
move your teeth quickly and safely. The key components of the treatment
are the use of special nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of
moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Q: Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal for the whole time?
A: No! Six Month Smiles
dentists use tooth-colored braces that are barely visible. The wires
are tooth-colored as well. These are nothing like metal braces!
Q: How are Six Month Smiles braces more comfortable than regular braces?
A: Six Month Smiles
braces use low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think
that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces
to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilizes
standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the 20 mg Cialis price – obtainable way to get good sex in the morning. cosmetic
appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Q: Do Six Month Smiles braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
A: There are no more
risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with
traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles
braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually
even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles orthodontics.
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with any
teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the
straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable
retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of
options that you can choose from according to your personal preference
Q: What’s the catch?
A: There is no catch.
If you are an adult (15 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth
and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could
be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month
|Comparison Chart||Six Month Smiles||Traditional Braces||Invisalign|
|How does it work?
||Six Month Smiles utilizes
clear braces to gently align teeth in an average time of only six
months. The shorter treatment times are achievable by focusing only on
your teeth that show when you smile. It’s a revolutionary
cosmetic-focused treatment designed to correct what bothers you most
about your smile.
|Traditional braces usually involves metal braces to make major bite changes and align back teeth, not just the teeth that show.||Invisalign utilizes a series
of clear aligner trays to move teeth. Some types of tooth movement are
nearly impossible with this technology and the ability for the patient
to remove the trays may prolong treatment
|Average treatment time of only six months||No. Avg treatment time is 2 to 3 years||No. Avg treatment time is typically 12 to 18 months or possibly longer depending on the compliance of the patient|
|Nearly invisible||No. Metal wires and brackets
are typically used with traditional braces because they are more durable
and able to withstand the long treatment times.
|Affordable||Typically 20% – 30% more expensive than Six Month Smiles||Typically 20% – 30% more expensive than Six Month Smiles|
|Most patients are candidates||No. Aligner therapy is limited in the types of tooth movement it can achieve so fewer patients are ideal candidates.|
|Predictable final result||No. Invisalign utilizes a
series of trays that are fabricated by a computer at the beginning of
your treament. Often times the computer’s predicted results do not match
how your teeth actually move resulting in inconsistent results and
multiple refinement stages of treatment. Occasionally, Invisalign cases
have to be “finished” with several months of braces.