Six Month Smiles: Fixing Front Teeth Quickly

July 19th, 2019

If your front teeth are a problem, talk to your dentist about Six Month Smiles. This is a type of braces designed to correct the appearance of the front teeth — those that show when you smile. As the name implies, patients generally see the results within about six months. 

If you have these problems, you might be a good candidate for Six Month Smiles: 

  • Gap between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Tipping teeth
  • Overbite or open bite

With the Six Month Smiles system, your dentist will use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires that are very discreet. The combination of low-movement forces and short treatment time is very comfortable for patients. It’s an ideal treatment for people who simply desire a nicer smile — and don’t need complex corrections. Due to the fast turn-around time, this treatment is ideal for people looking to create the perfect smile before a special event such as a wedding.

The dentist will first perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Six Month Smiles. Then the dentist will make impressions of your teeth for use in fabricating models that demonstrate how they fit together.

With these impressions, the dentist can calculate the precise tooth movement necessary to straighten the front teeth. In the next appointment, you will be fitted with the clear brackets and tooth-coloured arch wires. 

Then, you will visit your dentist every four to five weeks for adjustments until your treatment is complete. These appointments should last only about 15 minutes. When your treatment is complete, the brackets and wires are removed.

Be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions for dental care while wearing your braces. When your treatment is complete – just a few months later – you will have a beautiful smile. But be sure to wear your retainer to ensure your teeth keep their beautiful look!