If you are one of many adults who never corrected misaligned teeth in your teens, you may think that unsightly, uncomfortable metal braces are your only option. At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, we offer patients a quick, cosmetic alternative: Six Month Smiles. This orthodontic treatment looks and feels great throughout the teeth straightening process, and allows patients to love their smiles again in just six months.
The Six Month Smiles Process
Unlike traditional braces, Six Month Smiles focuses on just the “social six” front teeth not on realigning the entire bite. For patients with severe bite alignment concerns, traditional braces or Invisalign may be a better option, but for those patients whose teeth are merely slightly crooked or unevenly spaced, Six Month Smiles offers great results in as few as 3 months in some cases. Once our team determines that Six Month Smiles is a good option for straightening smile alignment, we begin the process by taking digital images, x-rays, and impressions of the current smile. Using these items, we develop the desired smile goal, and send the x-rays and impressions in to a Six Month Smiles lab where a custom set of wires and brackets is assembled. Once we receive the Six Month Smiles braces, patients return to our office for placement. These wires and brackets are clear or tooth colored, and are easily fitted into place during a single appointment. Throughout the process, patients return to have their wires and brackets adjusted as necessary until treatment is complete.
Six Month Smiles works so quickly because the braces do not have to shift the patient’s entire bite into alignment. Rather, these braces focus on gently moving the front teeth into a more cosmetically appealing position. This allows patients to shift teeth more comfortably and quickly.
Benefits of Adult Orthodontics Include
- Better oral hygiene as patients typically experience less crowding and gapping between teeth where bacteria is able to build up cause tooth decay.
- Gums are healthier as they fit teeth more closely when properly aligned. This decreases the risk for periodontal disease.
- More aesthetically pleasing smiles means patients smile more often, and are more confident while smiling, talking, and laughing every day.
- Pressure is placed evenly on properly aligned teeth avoiding potential wear, fracture, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) strain, and other oral health concerns resulting from uneven stress on teeth.
Find out more about Six Month Smiles in Dublin
If you’re interested in finding out more about how to straighten your smile quickly, comfortably, and effectively, contact Distinctive Smiles in Dublin today. We offer orthodontics for patients of all ages with Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, and Clear Correct. Schedule your orthodontic consultation today.