Six Month Smiles®
Are you one of the millions of adults who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile? Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk because of crooked teeth. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.
What Are Six Month Smiles?
Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle. Using a groundbreaking combination of techniques used by orthodontists, newer materials and innovative thought – Six Month Smiles® clear braces gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months. Virtually invisible, Six Month Smiles® allow adults to enjoy the straight, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.
How will Six Month Smiles Clear Aligners Benefit Me?
- Six Month Smiles is the only system that allows for mixed appliance therapy.
- Six Month Smiles are more comfortable than standard braces because they use low force to align your teeth
- Uses clear braces that are barely visible to gently straighten your teeth
- Faster treatment times – can vary between 4 to 9 months
- Aligners are manufactured in the United States
- Over 95% of patients can be treated with Six Month Smiles
- Cases are evaluated and treatments are planned by an orthodontist, not a machine.
- Seamless switch between aligners and braces
What is Mixed Appliance Therapy?
Mixed appliance therapy is for patients with mild upper arch crowding and moderate lower arch crowding. The mixed therapy approach leverages aligners for the upper arch and the clear braces from the lower arch. This provides the best results in a short amount of time. Six Month Smiles is the only product that allows us to do mixed therapy!
What Are Six Month Smiles Aligners Made Of?
Six Month Smiles aligners are made the world’s most advanced aligner material: Zendura® FLX™. This material provides:
These aligners feature an encapsulated elastometric layer which has properties similar to memory foam and allows the aligner to flex against teeth. This results in more patient comfort and the aligner moves gently over teeth over a longer period of time.
Six Month Smiles Before & After
What Our Patients Say About Six Month Smiles
“My experience with the 6 month smile was great. I am very pleased with the results.”
Am I A Candidate for Six Month Smiles?
You may be a candidate for Six Month Smiles if you are over the age of 16 and have crooked or spaced teeth. Most adults are candidates for this treatment. Six Month Smiles mainly corrects the front teeth and is limited in correcting the back teeth.
How Does Six Month Smiles Work?
The whole Six Month Smiles process takes around 4 to 9 months. During that time the patient will have 2 main appoints:
- Appointment 1 – During this appointment, we will take impressions, photos and have the patient sign consent forms.
- Appointment 2 – At this appointment, we will place the patient’s braces on the brackets we bonded to their teeth.
After we place the braces, the patient will come in every 2 to 4 weeks (varies by case) for adjustments. This can involve relieving tension between teeth, changing out the wire, or changing out the bands. Once the braces are on, we will begin the countdown of treatment time.
Six Month Smiles vs Other Aligners
- Six Month Smiles is faster than other aligner products as it will deliver results in six months.
- It as more affordable solution than other aligner products.
- Six Month Smile cases are planned and overseen by an orthodontist, not machines or technicians.
Costs of Six Month Smiles Treatments
Six Month Smiles treatments are typically less expensive than traditional braces and veneers. While the costs for Six Month Smiles may vary, DeStefano Dentistry offers various payment options to help fit your budget.
Risks Of six month smiles
With Six Month Smiles, there are very limited risks as we mainly focus on the patient’s front teeth. We evaluate and take the necessary x-rays prior to beginning treatment. There are no more risks of root damage or other issues that are usually associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter, teeth are seldom extracted.