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Six Month Smiles Annapolis MD

Six Month SmilesAn Overview

What if you could get a straight smile without having to endure a mouth full of metal braces? Our Annapolis area dentist office is proud to offer 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 that Dr. Scott Finlay offers to Annapolis, Maryland.

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 MDWhat is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is a fast and affordable orthodontic treatment for adults that 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.

Treatment ranges from 4 to 9 months and results are permanent with regular use of a retainer. They feature Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and Chameleon™ tooth-colored wires resulting in a less visible set of braces.

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 in dental technology, Six Month Smiles can give you straight teeth in your smile zone in about six months. The tooth-colored wires and the clear brackets make the treatment virtually invisible. Using digital technology offers predictable results.

We are essentially using a reliable method with a modern and cosmetic twist. Since this clear braces system requires fewer visits to the dentist due to the shorter treatment time, it is less expensive than aligner therapy, traditional braces, and porcelain veneers. It is a patient-focused and lifestyle-friendly way to get straighter front teeth in a shorter amount of time for less money.

Is Six Month Smiles Right For You?

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

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

Six Month Smiles What to Expect

The Six Month Smile process is very similar to traditional braces. We will use a bracket and wire system to gently push teeth into a more aligned position. You will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Finlay to determine if you qualify for this cosmetic braces system and if it will meet your goals and needs. He will take X-rays, images, and impressions of your teeth that will be used to map out your treatment and to create your custom-fabricated trays.

Six Month Smiles brackets are precisely pre-positioned in custom bonding trays. This makes them quick and easy for the dentist to place during your visits. The bonding trays with brackets are placed on your teeth and cured into place. Next, the trays are removed and shape-memory wires are attached. The unique shape-memory wires work in conjunction with the pre-positioned brackets to achieve the desired results.

You’ll return every three to four weeks for minor changes and adjustments such as increasing the size of the wires.

Six Month Smiles FAQs

Is Six Month Smiles better than Invisalign?

It depends on your needs. If you are looking to fix the appearance of crooked teeth in your smile zone, then Six Month Smiles may be right for you. Although if your issues are more severe and not just affecting your smile zone, you will need comprehensive treatment with Invisalign.

Can Six Month Smiles damage my teeth?

No. Just like regular braces, this clear braces system does not damage teeth during and after treatment. It is a very conservative option that does not require invasive tooth preparation. If you have a healthy oral foundation, then you will not need to worry about damage.

What happens after Six Month Smiles?

After your treatment with Six Month Smiles is complete, you will be required to wear a retainer. The retainer ensures that your teeth remain in their newly fixed position, and prevents orthodontic relapse. It is very important to follow all instructions so that your issues with crooked front teeth do not return.