Answers to your most common questions about 6 Month Smiles
How can you straighten teeth in just 6 months with adult braces?
The 6 Month Smiles technique employs the latest orthodontist technology and techniques in dentistry. It moves your teeth quickly and safely with clear adult braces. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
Six months sounds good, but will I still have a mouth full of metal braces for the whole time?
Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth gently. Many people think that the accelerated braces treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilises standard orthodontist’s mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
Do Six Month Smiles braces damage the teeth, roots, or gums?
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles.
Will I have to wear a retainer?
Yes, as with any teeth-straightening orthodontics treatment, a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. This is in addition to the braces. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
What's the catch?
There is no catch. If you are an adult (16 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you're not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month Smiles.