Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic correction method that uses brackets, wires, and braces for treating upper and lower front teeth, usually within six months or slightly longer. As long as you don’t have any complex corrections necessary in your teeth realignment, the six-month process can work just fine.
As with regular orthodontics, the six-month process uses low-movement forces to gradually realign teeth into a desirable position.
While doing so, it allows for greater patient comfort as well as better oral hygiene. That makes it an ideal solution for patients who require minor teeth straightening, and don’t wish to use metal braces.
In order to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the Six Month Smile process, your dentist will need to do a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums.
In order to accomplish this, it will be necessary to take:
- facial photographs
- possibly tooth impressions
These impressions will be used to fabricate models which clearly depict how your teeth fit together.
Assuming that you’re a good candidate for the procedure, these models will then be used in a laboratory to calculate the necessary realignment movements. That will then constitute the six-month plan for tooth realignment.
6-MONTH BRACES IN OCOEE, FL
When you have an initial consultation with Dr. Sejal Kamat at our dental clinic in Ocoee, FL, we’ll be able to determine whether or not the Six Month Smile system would be appropriate for you.
- If you have severe tooth misalignment which needs to be corrected, chances are you won’t be able to make use of this particular system.
- However, there will certainly be some orthodontic treatment program that can be used to reposition your teeth and provide you with more functional teeth for biting and chewing.
You’ll also end up with a much more appealing smile, and that will give you a boost in self-confidence. When you have your teeth repositioned into the proper placement, everything in your mouth will function much better, and you’ll have a greater sense of well-being.
Don’t delay any orthodontic treatment that you may need, because the longer misalignment is allowed to go on, the more repositioning will be needed during treatment. Contact our clinic today, so we can get started on improving your smile and your self-confidence.
At this session, we’ll determine your medical history and thoroughly examine your mouth, so we can discuss the best approach for any remediation which should take place.
We’ll discuss some options with you, whether they be for metal braces, or for using a more modern approach like the 6-Month Smile system.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How can orthodontic treatment be accomplished in just 6 months?
A: Actual cases usually take between four and nine months, but six is a good average. The reason it takes less time than with braces is that the goals are slightly different, and not everything is being accomplished in a 6-month program.
Q: What’s the difference between 6-Month Smiles and using clear aligners?
A: 6-Month Smiles actually offers three different options for straightening teeth, and each of these accomplishes teeth straightening in a matter of months rather than years, usually because the objectives are less all-inclusive than other methods.
Q: Why should I choose the 6-Month system rather than any other one?
A: If you want your teeth to be straightened out in the shortest possible time frame, the 6-Month system is for you.
Q: Who is a good candidate for the 6-Month Smile program?
A: Either youngsters or adults who wish to have their teeth straightened, or who wish to address overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped teeth, or overcrowded teeth are good candidates for the 6-Month program. You should also be free of any active oral health issues, especially periodontal disease.
Q: How much orthodontic experience is necessary for a dentist to administer the 6-Month Smile program?
A: A dentist doesn’t really need to have much orthodontic experience at all in order to administer the program since it was specifically designed to be carried out by non-experts.
Q: Can the 6-Month Smile system work on patients who have missing teeth?
A: Yes, but the more missing teeth a patient has, the more complex the case becomes, and the greater is the likelihood that there will be some issues encountered during the process.