What Are Six Month Smile Braces?
Six Month Smile Braces, or Six Month Smiles, is a method of straightening your teeth that takes place in an average of 6 months. As the name suggests, it is a kind of orthodontic treatment that corrects the “social six”. The “social six” being the front visible teeth.
Six Month Smile Braces are the best of both worlds – you get an effective method to align your teeth. And you do it in a rather short amount of time.
How Do You Get Started On Six-Month Smile Braces?
Visiting The Dentist
You start by taking the first step – that is visiting your dentist at The White House Dental Clinic. Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your oral cavity to determine whether or not you are a candidate for Six-Month Smiles.
The examination process includes X-rays, facial and intra-oral photographs, etc. Additionally, impressions of your teeth are taken to fabricate models that demonstrate how your teeth fit together.
Sending Impressions To The Lab
If your dentist decides that you are, indeed, a candidate for the Six-Month Smile Braces, they will send the impressions to the Six Month Smiles lab. The lab then calculates the amount of tooth movement necessary to achieve the desired results and sends a “patient tray kit” back to the dental clinic.
Getting Fitted For The Dental Braces
When you visit The White House Dental Clinic next, you will be fitted with clear brackets and ligature wires. The brackets are pre-positioned in a custom bonding tray by the technician at the lab. Your dentist proceeds to place them exactly where they have to be on your teeth. The brackets are fused into place on the enamel with the help of bonding adhesive.
Continued Regular Visits
Once the wires have been placed, you continue to visit your dentist every 4 to 5 weeks. The archwires are adjusted and tightened until the treatment is complete. Once your teeth have reached the desired positions, the wires and brackets are removed.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Six-Month Smiles?
If your teeth have any of the following issues, you could be a good candidate for the orthodontic treatment –
- Spaces between your teeth
- Crowding between your teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Overbite – top teeth extend beyond bottom teeth than normal
- Underbite – lower teeth extend farther than upper teeth
- Crossbite – top and bottom teeth don’t come together properly
- Open bite – top and bottom teeth don’t touch each other when the mouth is closed
Do Six Month Braces Damage Root, Gums, Or Teeth?
Six-month braces carry no more risk of damage to any tooth or oral structures than traditional dental braces would. Since six-month aligners seldom involve tooth extraction and the forces exerted are lighter, the risks are fewer.
What Are The Advantages Of The Six-Month Smile Braces?
The reason why these dental braces are so popular is that –
The Treatment Is Faster With Fewer Complications
Root resorption is a common drawback of any orthodontic procedure. And while it isn’t related to how long the treatment persists, it is related to the amount of force applied.
Six-month smiles involve lower forces over a short period, thereby preventing the issue of root resorption.
The Braces Are Aesthetic Looking
The treatment includes clear braces – which are a huge plus. Most people do not prefer the look regular orthodontic treatment provides.
The Appointments Are Faster
It is not just the duration of the treatment that is fast, but also the appointment times as well. The procedure is very streamlined and so your regular wire-tightening appointments are quick. The combination of the two makes the treatment a very convenient option.
The Procedure Is Comfortable
Normal orthodontic treatment involves the application of very heavy forces. These cause teeth to be sore and uncomfortable during the entire duration of the treatment.
Because low forces are used in the six-month smiles braces, it is comparatively much more comfortable than regular braces.
The Treatment Is Cheaper
This may come as a shock since orthodontic procedures aren’t necessarily easy on your pocket. Traditional orthodontic treatments take up a lot of the dentist’s time and material, which is why it is expensive. Furthermore, these costs only go up with time.
And while six-month smiles aren’t exactly cheap, it is less expensive than your usual braces.
What Is The Cost Of Six-Month Smile Braces?
As mentioned earlier, the six-month smile braces comparatively cost less than traditional orthodontic braces. At The White House Dental Clinic, the prices are as follows –
- Upper and lower arches – €3300
- Either upper or lower arch – €2300
If you wish to receive further information on insurance, dental plans, and the kind of payments we accept, get in touch with our team. Either give us a call at (042) 975-4833 or fill in this form and we’ll get back to you at the earliest.
Who Performs The Six-Month Smiles Treatment?
The treatment can be performed by a general dentist and even an orthodontist. An orthodontist is someone who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth and jaw misalignment – including braces and surgery.
The dental professionals providing the Six-Month Smiles treatment have to undergo specialized training. The manufacturer of the braces provides the training and it covers all the information a dentist requires. Thorough knowledge along with training to perform the short-term orthodontic treatment, with an additional emphasis on case selection and treatment planning.
At The White House Dental Clinic, Dr. Elese Pottie is our dental surgeon in charge. She is the expert responsible for aligning your teeth and making them look fantastic. In her own words, Dr. Pottie is “making the world a better place one smile at a time.”
If you’re wondering if you are a good candidate for six-month smiles, schedule an appointment and come on down to our office. Dr. Pottie will examine you and guide you on the kind of treatments you require. And while you’re here, you can take advantage of the many more services we offer!