Six Month Smiles is a great option for people who are looking to correct their crooked or spaced teeth. It is similar to traditional orthodontics, but utilizes smaller, tooth-colored brackets and wires to quickly and safely adjust cosmetic issues.
Six Month Smiles takes the effective results of braces and modifies the treatment to fit the aesthetic needs of most adults. To find out if this orthodontic alternative is right for you, please call Exceptional Dentistry today: 563-556-2711. Dr. Ted Murray and his team serve patients in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and elsewhere from our office in Dubuque.
What Makes Six Month Smiles So Great?
- Typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy or veneers
- Average treatment time of only six months
- Low-force, short treatment times make for a comfortable, safe and hygienic treatment
- The Lucid-Lok clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
Common Questions about Six Month Smiles
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with all teeth straightening procedures it is necessary to wear a retainer in order to maintain the straight positioning of your teeth. You do have options whether you would like a removable retainer or have one bonded in place based on your situation and own personal preferences.
Q: How can teeth be straightened in only six months?
A: Six Month Smiles uses the latest in dental technology to move your teeth both quickly and safely. The key to this fast and effective treatment are the nickel titanium wires used for correction and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Q: Does Six Month Smiles damage my teeth, roots or gums?
A: The risk of damage to the teeth, roots or gums is minimal and is no greater than with traditional orthodontics. In fact, there are even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles, as the forces used to move the teeth are actually lighter than with conventional orthodontics.
Q: Will I have a mouth full of metal while wearing my braces?
A: No. Six Month Smiles dentists use tooth-colored brackets and wires for a comfortable and barely visible treatment experience.
Is Six Month Smiles Right for Me?
Most teens and adults (15 years or older) are candidates for Six Month Smiles. If you have crooked or spaced teeth that are in need of cosmetic adjusting without the need for major bite alterations, Six Month Smiles may be an ideal treatment for you.
If you live in the communities of Dubuque, Cedar Rapids or Davenport, Iowa, and are curious to see if you are a candidate for Six Month Smiles, contact the professionals at Exceptional Dentistry to schedule your complimentary consultation with a certified Six Month Smile Provider. Contact us online or call 563-556-2711 today.