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Aug
21

Six Month Smiles FAQ

Posted in Braces

Got a question about the Six Month Smiles program, also known as Six Month Braces? Following are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) and their answers.

Do Six Month Smiles really take six months? 

The Six Month Smiles system usually takes between four and nine months, or six months average where traditional braces can take two years or more. The length of time depends upon the extent of the smile correction that needs to be done.

How old do you have to be? 

This type of orthodontic work is used on adults, and dentists recommend the patient be at least 15 years old.

I have extremely crooked teeth. Would Six Month Smiles be a good option for me? 

Generally speaking, Six Month Smiles is a cosmetic option for adults with minor imperfections, such as a gap tooth or slight overbite.

I have a job where I work with the public. Will I have to wear a bunch of ugly metal on my teeth? 

To the contrary, Six Month Smiles utilizes a clear bracing system that is hardly noticeable. Also, the braces are usually confined to a single area of the mouth, so there really is a minimal effect on the look of your smile.

Is it going to hurt? 

Many people mistakenly believe that if the orthodontic process is speeded up, there is more force on the teeth and therefore more pain. This is not true at all. Six Month Smiles uses a low force method to hasten the teeth straightening process and lessen the associated pain and discomfort. 

Do I have to wear a retainer? 

Once your braces are removed, you will have to wear a retainer in order to maintain the position of your teeth. Your dentist or orthodontist will recommend either a plastic removable retainer or a thin metal wire that is bonded to your teeth and hidden from view.

How much does it cost? 

This is the best news of all. Because Six Month Smiles is faster than traditional braces, it is also cheaper, usually about half the price.

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

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