Six Month Smiles: A New Approach to Orthodontics
We all know the maxim: “Work smarter, not harder.” That’s what makes Six Month Smiles different: it’s a smarter approach to orthodontic treatment that gives most people just what they want and need: a straighter smile faster.
The reason why most orthodontic treatment takes more than a year is that it focuses on moving all your teeth. This includes not only the crooked front teeth you are wanting to fix, but also all the teeth in the back of your mouth, called molars, that don’t have to look pretty, they just have to do their job. For most of us, those molars are doing their job just fine—moving them is just wasted time, effort, and expense. And because those molars are hard and slow to move, that’s a lot of waste.
By focusing on the teeth that you actually need to move, Six Month Smiles gives you the results you want faster and easier at a lower cost.
Advantages of Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a better approach to orthodontic treatment because it is:
- Faster than traditional braces or Invisalign
- Nearly invisible
- More comfortable
Six Month Smiles means what it says: straight teeth in six months. Traditional braces can take years to complete, and Invisalign treatment takes 12-18 months, 2 or 3 times as long as Six Month Smiles.
Invisalign appeals to patients because it is nearly invisible. Six Month Smiles is, too. The Lucid Lok brackets are made of clear composite materials, so they’re durable as well as invisible. The nickel-titanium alloy wires are white, not metallic, so most people don’t notice them unless you point them out.
Much of the discomfort of braces comes from the hard work of moving your molars. By focusing on the easier-to-move front teeth Six Month Smiles avoids much of the discomfort that comes from orthodontic treatment.
Is Six Month Smiles Right for You?
Because Six Month Smiles focuses only on the cosmetic realignment of your teeth, it may not be appropriate for you if you have TMJ or other serious bite problems. It’s important to receive an evaluation from a neuromuscular dentist who has a greater understanding of bite dynamics before using this orthodontic option.
Dr. Scott L. Rice is a highly trained and experienced neuromuscular dentist who has helped many people in Orange Country with TMJ treatment and prevention. He can evaluate your bite to determine whether Six Month Smiles is a good option for you.