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Six Month Smiles®

Six Month Smiles are clear braces that are affordable and can straighten teeth in approximately six months. Six Month Smiles are intended to move only the front teeth; the wires/brackets are similar to traditional braces, except Six Month Smiles are a gentler way of moving the teeth with less force, which is a more comfortable process for the patient. Six Month Smiles can be worn in the more traditional manner of metal braces, or chosen to be worn in a completely clear color, making them less noticeable. Six Month Smiles are not intended for correcting more serious orthodontic issues; they are typically reserved for more subtle issues. Studies have shown that those with straighter teeth chew better, speak more clearly, have a decreased chance of unwanted tooth decay, and also experience decreased dental issues with age.

Benefits of Six Month Smiles

There are several benefits of Six Month Smiles in addition to the fact that they are not just for adults; Six Month Smiles are available for teens as well. Some of the benefits of this orthodontic appliance include:

•  Treatment is completed in approximately six months.
•  They are clear and easily disguising braces for less of a chance of unwanted attention.
•  Patient tray kits make appointments fast and easy.
•  Less expensive than traditional braces, alignment treatments, or dental veneers.
•  Can truly be 'invisible' - with placement behind the teeth so no brackets or wires are visible.

Do I Qualify?

Depending on the individual needs for teeth straightening, Six Month Smiles may or may not be the right option for you. Some of the main reasons individuals qualify for Six Month Smiles include:

•  Teeth that are too crowded or spaced out.
•  Over or under bites.
•  Anterior cross-bites.
•  Issues with biting.
•  Treatments that require some sort of orthodontics prior to getting veneers.

Side Effects of Six Month Smiles

The side effects of Six Month Smiles are extremely low, if any at all. The most common problem is swollen gums, but that is common with almost any orthodontic work. Swollen gums will subside over time and if it continues through treatment, it will subside within approximately six months after the treatment is complete. Of course, if you are experiencing swelling or discomfort, we encourage you to talk to us about ways to reduce these side effects as we have plenty of experience in ensuring that every patient is completely comfortable.

After Care

As with any dental care plan, the after care is just as important as the procedure itself. Proper dental hygiene that includes regular brushing and flossing will ensure your orthodontic procedure was money well spent.


The cost of Six Month Smiles will vary from patient to patient, but they are usually a more affordable option to traditional braces. To see if you can be covered under dental insurance, contact your policy holder for specifics or our office for help with your policy. In addition, please review our financial policy for any questions regarding payment requirements.

Contact us today to learn more about Six Month Smiles and whether or not you are a good candidate!
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