We offer Six Months Smiles, which is an adult cosmetic orthodontic procedure. It's for the social six, it's for teeth that are slightly misaligned in your smile. The procedure is based on just giving you a nicer smile, or the smile that you wanted. When I first was a dentist, this procedure was not out there and we did a lot of vaneers. And that is permanently grinding teeth down and gluing fronts onto your teeth. And since the inception of Six Months Smiles, we've been providing it for about eight years or so. We just gently and quickly realign your teeth to their most desired aesthetically position and occasionally, we'll bleach you, whiten you up. And really, your smile looks terrific. We've got some great results from that. It generally takes six months as an average, which is why we call it Six Months Smiles. Most cases are five to seven months duration. It's light force wires, so there's not excessive force on your teeth. The braces come invisible, so they look good. Adults like it for its ease of use. We see you once a month and touch up your smile until we get the smile that we want. Now, if full orthodontics are needed, we have wonderful orthodontists that we work with but, for a smile cases we have great success with it.
If you’ve shied away from braces because you don’t want to spend months with a mouthful of silver metal, Six Month Smiles® in Oakmont may be for you. The braces for adults not only work much faster than traditional braces, but they’re more discreet too. Many people may not even realize you’re wearing them, thanks to their tooth-colored wire and clear brackets and elastics. Compared to traditional braces, they are:
- Faster – While the average treatment time is just six months, it’s possible it could be even quicker depending on the state of your smile.
- More Comfortable – Many people find them more comfortable than traditional braces because of their low forces and shorter treatment times.
- Less Conspicuous – They blend in more naturally with your smile.
- Less Costly – Because they require fewer visits to the dentist, they are almost always less expensive than traditional braces or even veneers.
Adult Braces Quickly Fix Cosmetic Dental Issues
Adult braces offer more predictable results than clear aligners because you don’t have the option of removing them. Like traditional braces, they stay on your teeth 24/7. This means they may be a better choice if you think you’ll be tempted to frequently take out aligners.
Six Month Smiles work quickly because they focus on just a few teeth, the “social six” that show when you smile. They won’t typically improve your bite, meaning the way your teeth come together. However, addressing crowding or misalignment with the front teeth may be all your adult smile needs to look fantastic.
Technology Makes Orthodontic Treatment Quick & Comfortable
A special lab uses impressions of your teeth and other information provided by your dentist to create a customized kit that shows exactly where brackets will be placed for the desired results. This makes the initial placement quick and comfortable for you.
The wires also have “shape memory” that works with the brackets to gently guide your teeth where they need to go. One your teeth are straight, our dentists can also provide a retainer to keep them in place.