When you have crooked, or misaligned, teeth every aspect of your life is affected. One of the most obvious problems caused by crooked teeth is the effect that they have on your smile. Your smile is one of the first things that others notice, and they often take note of crooked teeth. Because your teeth are not easily hidden, you may find yourself becoming self-conscious. You may try to hide your smile behind your hand or refuse to smile at all, both of which can leave a bad first impression. Traditionally, crooked teeth, and the appearance of your smile have been corrected with metal braces. However, metal braces stand out quite starkly in your mouth, which can lead to even more self-consciousness. On top of that, treatment with traditional braces can take up to three years to complete. At Cascade Dental Care, we can correct your crooked teeth and restore your smile in significantly less time with Six Month Smiles.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to straighten crooked teeth, restoring your smile, in only six months. With this treatment, gaps are closed, and teeth are straightened in a fraction of the time of traditional metal braces, making it an ideal treatment for those who are not too keen on the idea of shiny metal braces in their mouths. It is important to note that Six Month Smiles is only a cosmetic treatment, not an orthodontic one. While it can straighten crooked teeth and close gaps, it cannot fix alignment or other orthodontic issues. We can help you to decide if this is the best treatment for you.
How Does Six Month Smiles Work?
Six Month Smiles works on a similar premise as traditional braces. We use brackets and wires to correct crooked teeth. Your teeth are also moved at a similar pace. However, the treatment only focuses on the teeth that are visible when you smile, rather than all of them. Another major difference between Six Month Smiles and traditional braces is that Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored brackets and wires, enabling your treatment to be more discreet.
Before receiving your Six Month Smiles, we first perform a thorough exam of your mouth. Along with a visual inspection, we will also take X-rays and impressions. This exam is meant to determine whether or not the Six Month Smiles treatment is right for your needs. After determining that you are a candidate, we then determine bracket placement and cement them into place on your teeth. Then we place the wire. After your Six Month Smiles has been placed, we will schedule monthly follow-up visits with you to monitor your progress and make minor adjustments. After six months, when your teeth are in perfect alignment, we remove the brackets and wires, and you leave with a beautiful, brand new smile. Before you leave, we will also provide you with a retainer, which will help you to maintain the results of your treatment.
What are the Benefits of Six Month Smiles?
There are many benefits to Six Month Smiles.
With straighter teeth, your smile will vastly improve, as will your confidence. For more information, and to find out if Six Month Smiles is right for you, call Cascade Dental Care today at 360-916-4200.