Many adults are bothered by slightly crooked or misaligned teeth but are reluctant to spend a year or more wearing braces. Did you know there is a way to correct minor misalignment in just a matter of months? The cosmetic dentists at White Pine Dental Care offer unique Six Month Smiles® teeth straightening for patients near the Salt Lake City, UT area. With this innovative method, you can enjoy a more symmetrical smile in three to nine months.
Schedule an appointment today to see if Six Month Smiles® is right for you.
Is Six Month Smiles® for You?
Created for adults and teens ages 16 and older, Six Month Smiles® can correct uneven spacing, overcrowding, and protruding teeth. In a one-of-a-kind process, Six Month Smiles® provides targeted treatment, addressing only the teeth that are visible when you smile.
With cosmetic changes confined to a key area, treatment is efficient and relatively fast. Traditional orthodontics can take a year or longer, but a six-month smiles treatment can help you look your best in plenty of time for a wedding, graduation, or other important life event. Some of our patients choose to incorporate the procedure into a complete smile makeover, providing a dramatic transformation that many call life-changing.
The Six Month Smiles® Process
The concept of the Six Month Smiles® process is similar to traditional metal braces, in that it uses steady pressure to move teeth into correct alignment. Patented Lucid-Lok® brackets and wire are lighter than metal braces, and exert gentle force to increase patient comfort. Meanwhile, they are clear, so they remain visually discreet.
At White Pine Dental Care, we begin every cosmetic dentistry procedure with an initial exam. It is important to ensure teeth and gums are healthy and ready for treatment. The dentist will also assess your candidacy for Six Month Smiles® at that time. Any decay or gum disease must be corrected before moving ahead with orthodontic treatment.
Six Month Smiles® does not correct functional bite problems or adjust back teeth. Because of this, the procedure is recommended for patients with less complex orthodontic issues. If your needs are beyond the scope of this method, you may be offered alternatives, such as ClearCorrect® aligners.
If your dentist determines that Six Month Smiles® is right for you, an impression will be made of your teeth and forwarded to a dental lab for fabrication. You will return to have your custom braces placed, and undergo regularly scheduled office visits until treatment is complete. The average time period is six months, with a range of three to nine months. Total treatment time will vary according to your needs and depend upon the complexity of the case.
Schedule an Appointment
If you want a permanent solution for misaligned teeth, your goal may be attainable within a matter of months. To find out more about how you can benefit from Six Month Smiles®, contact us online or call (801) 266-3000.