How Does Six Month Smiles Work?

How Does Six Month Smiles Work?

Posted by SmileFresh Dental on Mar 24 2021, 07:20 AM

Six Month Smiles® are becoming more popular as the turn-around times are quick and the results are very positive. Similar to other teeth straightening treatments, Six Month Smiles® also ensures comfortability and ease, which makes the entire process beneficial. 

So, what you might be wondering is how Six Month Smiles® differs from other teeth straightening processes. Keep reading to find out more about how it works. 

A guide to Six Month Smiles®

Below is a quick overview of the Six Month Smiles® treatment process. This information may be helpful to individuals who are considering different teeth straightening options.

The options

When it comes to Six Month Smiles®, there are two options. The treatment process can be done via invisible aligners or clear braces, based on the patient's needs and the dentist's recommendation. 

Invisible aligners are one appliance that goes over the top or bottom arch of teeth. They are transparent, which makes them hard to detect. The material base is made of plastic, which allows for flexible movement, thus ensuring better comfort. The clear braces route involves clear wires and tooth-colored brackets, both of which make it also less noticeable than traditional metal braces. 

The process

To start, patients are evaluated by the dentist. In order to be an eligible candidate, patients must have minor to moderate imperfections, such as crookedness, crowding, misshapen teeth, and spacing issues. It is important to know that Six Month Smiles® is not typically recommended for bite issues. 

In the case of both Six Month Smile® options, the patient will be required to visit the dentist's office monthly to undergo adjustments. With invisible aligners, a new set will be changed out that matches the predicted shift that the teeth make. On the flip side, if braces are chosen then the adjustments will be done through wire tightening at the same frequency. 

The timeline

The name Six Month Smiles® comes from the ability to address imperfections within six months' time. Some individuals with extremely minor problems may even get the results that they want in less than six months. Additionally, there may be rare scenarios in which the treatment process extends past six months by a few weeks or so. 

At the start of the treatment process, the dentist will evaluate the problems to determine the timeline. When determined at the start, patients are able to better predict how long it may take. Of course, there may be adjustments along the way; however, these will be at the patient's own discretion. 

Get started with a Six Month Smile®

When considering any type of teeth straightening treatment, it is best to consult with a dentist to get started. A thorough evaluation can be done in order to determine whether or not Six Month Smiles® is a viable option. Additionally, any questions or concerns can be appropriately addressed. To learn more or to get scheduled for an appointment, reach out today!

Request an appointment here: or call Smile Fresh Dental at (248) 260-2927 for an appointment in our Auburn Hills office. 

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