If you have crooked or unevenly spaced teeth, you may be embarrassed by your smile. However, you may be hesitant to undergo treatment with the bulky metal brackets and wires that are used in traditional orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, we offer Six Month Smiles® to our patients in Charlotte, Gastonia, and the surrounding areas. The Six Month Smiles® system uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to effectively, yet discreetly, straighten teeth for a more attractive smile. Best of all, a focus on minor tooth movement means patients can see real results in a fraction of the time needed for traditional braces. In fact, many patients enjoy an improved smile in just half a year. To learn more about Six Month Smiles®, including whether you are a good candidate for this innovative treatment, contact Ballantyne Center for Dentistry today.
Six Months Smiles® operates on the same principles as traditional orthodontics. If you are determined to be a good candidate, your dentist will attach brackets and wires to your teeth. Since this type of treatment focuses solely on aesthetic improvements, this can often mean that only a small number of anterior teeth will undergo treatment, and because the materials are so discrete, many people may not even realize that you are wearing braces. Over the course of about six months, the braces will gently reposition your teeth. When they are removed, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your newly straightened smile. We offer both removable and permanently bonded retainers, which are carefully hidden on the inside of your dental arch.
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Some patients assume that Six Month Smiles® works so quickly because the wires are tightened in a way that allows us to achieve faster results. On the contrary, this orthodontic treatment works so quickly because it employs the latest technology and strategic planning. However, because of the accelerated nature of the treatment, Six Month Smiles® is a better option for patients who simply wish to correct the cosmetic appearance of their teeth. Patients with bite alignment problems are typically not good candidates for Six Month Smiles®.
Six Month Smiles® has a number of important benefits, including:
Of course, the number one advantage to Six Month Smiles® is that following treatment, you can enjoy a beautiful, uniform smile and an enhanced sense of confidence.
If you are embarrassed by crooked, uneven, or gapped teeth, we can help. During a thorough consultation, Drs. Yaste and Hufanda can discuss your treatment goals with you, and begin planning how you can best achieve them for a healthy, beautiful smile. To learn more about Six Month Smiles®, schedule your appointment today.