Six Month Smiles® in Charles County and St. Mary’s County, MD
Among the latest developments in orthodontic procedures is Six Month Smiles®, an advanced short-term orthodontic procedure. Six Month Smiles® is now available at Sequence Orthodontics, conveniently located in Waldorf and Leonardtown, serving residents of Charles County and St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
What is Six Month Smiles®?
Six Month Smiles® is a short-term orthodontic procedure that provides an alternative to traditional braces and other orthodontic solutions for adults who wish to have their teeth straightened. Six Month Smiles® is achieved through the use of clear brackets and tooth-colored memory wires that are practically invisible and that straighten the teeth over a period of six months in most cases. After the initial fitting, patients return every four weeks for simple adjustments.
What Makes Six Month Smiles® Treatment Unique?
Six Month Smiles® provides a great smile in a short period of time. The treatment corrects and realigns crooked, overcrowded or irregularly spaced teeth. The benefits of Six Month Smiles® include the following:
- Results are typically achieved in about six months
- Tooth-colored wires and brackets are nearly invisible
- Less costly than traditional braces, veneers, and aligners
- Results generally prove to be two to three times faster than with traditional methods
- Consistent gentle force and short treatment times increase safety, comfort, and oral hygiene
- Results in most cases are consistent and predictable
- Shorter treatment appointments
How Six Month Smiles® Works
If you’re interested in Six Month Smiles®, the first step in treatment is discovering if this innovative orthodontic system is right for you. The Six Months Smiles® approach to creating a beautiful smile is much different than traditional braces, and not everyone is an ideal candidate for this accelerated orthodontic treatment. To determine if you’re an ideal candidate for Six Month Smiles®, our orthodontist will evaluate:
- The alignment of your bite or the teeth that show when you smile
- Your desired outcome for your smile
- Alternative orthodontic treatments, such as porcelain veneers
Once you’ve decided to start the Six Month Smiles® treatment process, your orthodontist will take detailed molds of your teeth and send them to the Six Month Smiles® laboratory. A lab technician will fabricate custom bonding trays based on the molds of your teeth. Our orthodontist will then use the custom trays to apply your braces. You will visit us once a month for progress checks and adjustments until your smile transformation is complete.
If you have dental imperfections that merely affect the aesthetics of your smile, Six Month Smiles® may be the best teeth straightening solution for you. Schedule a consultation with our orthodontist to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment.
Is Six Month Smiles® Treatment Right for Me?
Although Six Month Smiles® may be suitable for many orthodontic patients to treat a wide range of orthodontic conditions, such as irregular spacing, overbite, crowding and other issues, only a consultation with an orthodontist can determine whether you are a good candidate, depending upon the complexity of your specific case.
Are Six Month Smiles® braces comfortable?
Six Month Smiles® is largely a cosmetic treatment that focuses on the appearance of your smile rather than your entire bite, so it not only takes less time to realign the teeth than traditional braces, but it also straightens the teeth in a comfortable, low force manner.
Do Six Month Smiles® braces damage teeth, roots or gums?
Unlike traditional braces, Six Month Smiles® doesn’t use tightening to move the teeth, which reduces the risk of root damage and other associated issues to the teeth. In fact, the Six Month Smiles® low force approach to tooth straightening is gentler on the teeth, making the system one of the safest orthodontic treatments available in terms of protecting the structural integrity of the teeth and gums.
What Should I Do Next?
If you live in Charles County or St. Mary’s County, Maryland and are interested in learning more about Six Month Smiles® and other advanced orthodontic treatment options, contact our Waldorf or Leonardtown office to schedule a consultation with our specialists at Sequence Orthodontics.