Straighten Your Teeth Fast With Six Month Smiles® Orthodontics in Bicknell, IN
Orthodontics in Bicknell, IN don’t need to mean two years or more with a metallic mouth. While many people spend a long time in braces to get a straight smile, that’s not the case with Six Month Smiles. As you can tell by the name, the average time for straightening a smile with this method is just six months.Dr. Williams on Orthodontics Read Transcript
Many times with adults, particularly with crooked teeth, we can do a technique that we call a Six Month Smile, which is basically straightening the front teeth. It takes from four to nine months, and the name is Six Month Smile, but it allows you to get your teeth straightened up, not the back teeth, the bite necessarily, but just the front teeth, what you see when you smile, and make that look very nice. It doesn’t take a long time, either.
A short treatment time is a big benefit, but it’s not the only one. Six month braces are also:
- Nearly Invisible – Many people may not even realize you’re wearing Six Month Smiles. That’s because the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires blend in easily with your smile.
- Affordable – Since treatment time is shorter, there is also less expense. Six month braces typically cost at least 20 percent less than traditional braces or clear aligners.
- Predictable – With removable clear aligners, many people are tempted to remove them more than they should. This lengthens your treatment time. With Six Month Smiles, your results don’t depend on your compliance.
- Versatile – While they won’t correct serious bite alignment issues, they predictably straighten the teeth you care about most, the ones that everyone sees when you smile.
Orthodontic Treatment Focuses on Teeth That Show When You Smile
We generally recommend Six Month Smiles for patients at least 15 years old who have no serious bite alignment issues. They work faster than traditional braces because they straighten only the “social six,” the six teeth that show when you smile. Most people will complete their treatment in four to nine months, with an average treatment time of six months. Like traditional braces or aligners, you’ll need to use a retainer after treatment to keep your teeth in place.
Following your Six Month Smiles treatment, you may want to further improve your smile with some of our other cosmetic dentistry procedures, like teeth whitening, tooth bonding, or gum reshaping.
To find out more about orthodontics in Bicknell, IN, including Six Month Smiles, call (812) 220-0636.