We don’t have to tell you that a lot can happen in six months. Seasons change, children grow, and relationships develop. But did you know that in six months, you could have the most beautiful smile of your life?

Until just a few years ago, this hardly seemed possible. Adults wishing to improve their smile had limited options, and few were cosmetic or time efficient. But today, adults in need of smile enhancement have many options.
One of these options, Six Month Smiles, offers an impressive advantage over the others: an ability to improve your smile by correcting spacing and rotation imperfections in about half a year.

Six Month Smiles is an advanced, accelerated choice for improving the look of your teeth that show when you’re smiling at your friends, laughing with your family and grinning for the camera.

In our office, we always want to make sure you are 100% informed about your dental options. For that reason, let’s take a look at the most important questions about Six Month Smiles.

What is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is one of the newest cosmetic braces options available for adults. It uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to correct spacing, crowding, and rotation issues of front teeth.  With an average treatment time of just six months, it offers our patients a quick way to finally achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.

Who can benefit?

If insecurity about your smile keeps you from fully engaging in social situations, Six Month Smiles may be right for you. As is the case with many of our services, the best way to find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you is to schedule a consultation. We absolutely love talking to our patients about how to achieve their most beautiful smiles!  But for your own reference, here is an overview of the characteristics of those who stand most to gain from Six Month Smiles:
  • Adults with spacing, crowding and/or rotation issues on front teeth (no major overbite issues, etc.)
  • Adults desiring to improve their smile before important upcoming events like weddings, graduations, reunions, etc.
  • Adults looking for a method of straightening their visible teeth in the time between regular dental hygiene appointments

How does it work?

Put simply, Six Month Smiles is able to give our patients their best smile so quickly thanks to the latest technology in adult orthodontics. It uses the same concepts as traditional orthodontics, but replaces the metallic look with clear brackets and white wires.  It works quickly because your back teeth and bite aren’t changed.  The focus is on moving your front teeth into a more ideal position.  Only focusing on the front teeth allows treatment times to be much shorter than traditional braces.  Most cases have monthly visits to monitor progress and perform necessary updates.  In about 6 months your teeth will be straight and the braces can be removed.

How does it compare to Invisalign?

Most adult patients desiring straighter teeth aren’t willing to go through years of traditional orthodontics and have metal showing in their smile.  This is partly why clear aligner therapies, like Invisalign, have become so popular.  Six Month Smiles does have certain advantages and disadvantages when compared to clear aligners.  Bracket and wire placement offers greater control over the precision and speed of tooth movement as compared to clear aligners.  Six Month Smiles has overcome the metallic look of traditional braces by making the brackets clear and the wire white.  From speaking distances most people won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing braces.  But for those still concerned with the appearance of brackets and wires, clear aligners are still a valuable option.   The typical time frame of Six Month Smiles is 4-9 months while Invisalign cases typically last 12-18 months.  In addition to treatment time being cut by about half, Six Month Smiles will also be less expensive since there are fewer office visits during the course of treatment.

How can I find out more?

If you have more questions about Six Month Smiles, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Your best smile is waiting!

We are equipped to handle the majority of your dental needs

We understand the importance of having a dentist you can trust. And that means not being sent off to a different specialist every time you need a new procedure. At Nashville Restorative Dentistry, we are equipped to handle the majority of your dental needs from cosmetic to restorative, implants to extractions. When you come to us, you are getting a dental team for life.