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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. This system offers the same results but with discreet brackets and wires. The Six Month Smiles brackets and wires work together to gently move the teeth into the desired position during a short treatment time.

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 use metal braces. 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 about six months. The tooth-colored wires and the clear brackets make the treatment virtually invisible. Using digital technology, it offers predictable and conservative 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 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 including:

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

Six Month Smiles What to Expect

The Six Month Smile process is very similar to traditional braces. They both 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 wires size.