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Six Month Smiles Annapolis MD

What if you could get a straight smile without metal braces? Our Annapolis area dentist office proudly offers Six Month Smiles, the cosmetic braces system. Many people avoid straightening their teeth because they do not want to deal with a mouth full of metal braces. The Six Month Smile is one of the dental services Dr. Scott Finlay offers patients in Annapolis, MD.

This system offers discreet brackets and wires. The Six Month Smiles brackets and wires work together to gently move front teeth into the desired position in an average of 6 months.

Six Month Smiles in Annapolis MD

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a fast and affordable orthodontic treatment for adults who do not want to use metal braces to correct crooked front teeth. Using clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, you’ll straighten your teeth in less time than traditional braces or Invisalign.

On average, treatment time ranges from 4 to 9 months. Results are permanent with regular retainer use. Six Month Smiles feature Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and Chameleon™ tooth-colored wires. These wires create a less visible set of braces.

The Benefits of Six Month Smiles

The best part of this cosmetic braces system is you do not have to wait two years for a straighter smile. Using the latest dental technology, Six Month Smiles can give you straight teeth in your smile zone in about six months.

We are essentially using a reliable method with a modern and cosmetic twist. This clear braces system requires fewer visits to the dentist due to the shorter treatment time. That means Six Month Smiles is less expensive than aligner therapy, traditional braces, and porcelain veneers.

The tooth-colored wires and the clear brackets make the treatment virtually invisible. You don’t have to feel self-consciouus about wearing braces as an adult, because they’re less noticeable. Social situations are easier to navigate when you have discreet braces treatment.

Six Month Smiles also uses digital technology for predictable results. This means we can show you how your teeth will move during treatment and how your smile will look after treatment.

Six Month Smiles offers a patient-focused and lifestyle-friendly way to get straighter front teeth in less time for less money. This is a great opportunity for patients who may think their only options are metal braces or Invisalign.

Is Six Month Smiles Right For You?

This cosmetic braces system is not intended to fix complex bite problems and severely misaligned teeth. However, Six Month Smiles can correct a wide range of tooth movements that only affect front teeth, including:

  • Tooth extrusions and intrusions
  • Rotated teeth
  • Various types of tipping
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Tooth crowding
  • Crossbite

If you only have crooked teeth in the front of your mouth, Six Month Smiles may be right for you. We will recommend Six Month Smiles for patients in good dental health. We will require pretreatment if you have gum disease, tooth decay, or other serious dental problems. These treatments will prepare you for Six Month Smiles.

Six Month Smiles in Annapolis, MD

The Six Month Smile process is very similar to traditional braces. We will use a bracket and wire system to push teeth into a more aligned position. If you are interested in Six Month Smiles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Finlay. He will determine if you qualify for this cosmetic braces system and if it will meet your goals and needs.

To begin the process, Dr. Finlay will take X-rays of your teeth to map out your treatment and create custom-fabricated trays. He precisely pre-positions the Six Month Smiles brackets in custom bonding trays. This makes them quick and easy for them to place during your visits.

To place Six Month Smiles aligners, Dr. Finlay will place the bonding trays and brackets on your teeth to attach the braces. Then, he will cure them into place. Next, he removes the trays and attaches the shape-memory wires. These unique shape-memory wires work with the pre-positioned brackets to achieve the best results.

It will take one office visit to place your aligners. However, you’ll return to our office every three to four weeks for minor changes and adjustments. We will adjust the wires at these visits to help apply gentle pressure to the teeth. This pressure will help the teeth shift into a straighter position.

You will likely see a difference in your smile in the weeks after we place Six Month Smiles on your front teeth. We will recommend continuing to brush and floss as normal. You can thread floss through the wires to remove food debris and bacteria between your teeth. Then, you can brush normally with a soft-bristled brush and toothpaste.

Six Month Smiles FAQs

Learn more about Six Month Smiles treatment with answers to these frequently asked questions from our patients:

Is Six Month Smiles better than Invisalign?

It depends on your needs. Six Month Smiles may be right for you if you want to fix crooked teeth in your smile zone. However, you will need more comprehensive treatment if your issues are more severe. We often recommend Invisalign for adults with orthodontic problems affecting their entire smile.

Can Six Month Smiles damage my teeth?

No. This clear braces system does not damage teeth during and after treatment like regular braces. Six Month Smiles is a conservative option that does not require invasive tooth preparation. You will not need to worry about damage if you have a healthy oral foundation.

What happens after Six Month Smiles?

You must wear a retainer after completing your treatment with Six Month Smiles. The retainer ensures that your teeth remain in their newly fixed position and prevents orthodontic relapse. Follow all instructions so your crooked front teeth issues do not return.

Call Our Office For A Straighter Smile

Fix crooked teeth with a quick Six Month Smiles treatment in Annapolis, MD. Call Annapolis Smiles for treatment today at 410.989.7132 or schedule an appointment online.

Please let us know if you have any questions about Six Month Smiles. We’ll be glad to answer them for you at your next visit.