Is Six Month SmilesⓇ right for you?
There are many different things about our teeth that can cause us to feel self-conscious or even embarrassed about the appearance of our smiles. For many of us, our biggest concern is the misalignment of our teeth. They may be twisted, crooked, overlapping or have small gaps between them, causing us to feel that they draw unwanted attention. In some cases, the psychological effect of being unhappy with our smile can lead to us trying to avoid social situations so that we don’t have to show our teeth.
Whilst there are a number of different orthodontic treatments available that can correct the position of teeth, most take a considerable amount of time to achieve the most desirable result. If you don’t want to wait to see a significant improvement in the appearance of your smile, there is an alternative option – Six Month SmilesⓇ .
What are Six Month SmilesⓇ
Six Month SmilesⓇ are a solution that can enable patients to enjoy a straighter and more attractive smile in just six months – as opposed to the year or more than it typically takes with conventional orthodontic treatments. The reason that this is possible is that Six Month SmilesⓇ are focused on altering and improving the alignment of teeth at the front and side of each arch of teeth, rather than adjusting your bite or changing the position of the teeth at the back of the mouth. By focusing on the most visible parts of your smile, it is possible to improve its appearance in just six months.
Am I a good candidate for Six Month SmilesⓇ
The great news is that 95% of patients are deemed to be good candidates for Six Month SmilesⓇ , meaning that if you are interested in this solution, you are almost certainly a good fit for this treatment!
Six Month SmilesⓇ are recommended for patients who have mild to moderate misalignment issues. This could be teeth that are:
Six Month SmilesⓇ can also be used to correct mild to moderate problems with your bite, including overbites and open bites.
If you aren’t sure if you are a good candidate for Six Month SmilesⓇ , our experienced dental team would be happy to assess your teeth to determine if this solution could help you to transform the appearance of your smile.
How do Six Month SmilesⓇ work?
Six Month SmilesⓇ use the clear aligner technique. This means that you will have a series of custom-designed, transparent, plastic aligners created specifically for your teeth. These will need to be worn over the top of your teeth every day, for a minimum of 22 hours per day and only removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. The biggest benefit of clear aligners is that they are difficult to spot, giving you greater confidence in your teeth whilst you undergo treatment. They also don’t need to be altered – you simply move onto the next aligner in the series. Semi-regular check-ups will be required to check on the progress of your treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about Six Month SmilesⓇ including whether or not you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, please contact our offices today.