Six Month Smiles / Short Term Orthodontics
With Six Month Smiles, short-term orthodontics treatment offered by Dr. Haack, you could have straighter teeth and a more attractive smile, along with improved self-image, in about 183 days.
What will you be doing is six months? One-hundred and eighty-three days from now, how will your life be different? Will you look the same? Hold the same job? Live in the same town? Six months isn’t very long, to most adults. Years tend to pass in the blink of an eye. Dr. Haack asks that you think about this: if in six months you could look in the mirror and love your smile, how would that make you feel?
Most people who undergo cosmetic dentistry enjoy improved self-esteem, and people view them as healthier, more successful, and more intelligent, according to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
In addition to the obvious advantage of only six months of treatment (on average), versus two years with traditional orthodontics, Six Month Smiles has many other benefits. Typically, Six Month Smiles is less costly than traditional braces, veneers, or other short-term orthodontic treatments. The reduced cost is based on the need for fewer office visits, not on the system’s results or quality. In addition, Six Month Smiles relies on low-force pressure to reposition teeth. This strategy results in increased comfort, safety, and less potential for hygiene issues in the patient.
When it comes to appearance, Six Month Smiles has a great advantage over traditional braces. The brackets we use are clear or white, thus barely noticeable. Nickel wires blend with tooth enamel, so they are also inconspicuous. Unless someone sees you regularly or knows that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, Six Month Smiles is difficult to see.
Results of Short Term Orthodontics
You can expect the same visual results from Six Month Smiles as you would from traditional orthodontics or aligner systems. Front teeth are physically repositioned into proper alignment, making the patient’s smile look more appealing. Straight teeth are also easier to brush, floss, and keep clean than crowded, overlapping teeth. The most obvious and pleasant result of Six Month Smiles is a boost in the patient’s self-confidence, due to being viewed by others as more attractive.
How it Works
To begin treatment with Six Month Smiles, you’ll first attend a consultation in which Dr. Haack will evaluate you oral health, teeth, gums, and jaw joints. He’ll talk with you about how treatment works and help you decide if Six Month Smiles is well suited for your lifestyle and expectations. This treatment is usually ideal for patients with crooked, overlapping, or widely spaced front teeth, as well as patients with overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Six Month Smiles may not be the best option for those with significant malocclusion issues that involve back teeth.
If you and the dentist determine that this therapy will accomplish your goals, you may require prerequisite dental work, such as addressing cavities, fractures, or failing dental work and undergoing a dental cleaning. Then, Dr. Haack will apply the clear, Lucid-Lok™ brackets to your teeth with dental cement. Nickel wires that blend well against tooth enamel will be threaded through the brackets. We will apply low-force tension to the wires to initiate tooth movement. Because teeth that show in the patient’s smile are the main focus, Six Month Smiles can provide astonishing results, in about six months. Plan to attend adjustment visits every six weeks or as scheduled so that Dr. Haack can evaluate progress and adjust your wires to advance treatment.
After your braces are removed, you will need to wear a retainer as directed to keep your teeth in proper position. Retainers are necessary post-treatment for all orthodontic therapies, including traditional and Invisalign. If you worry about forgetting or losing your retainer, ask Dr. Haack about permanently affixing it to your mouth.
Call Us Today
Do you want straighter, more perfectly aligned teeth for a more attractive smile? Do you want results fast? If so, call Dr. Haack at 320-763-7484 to schedule a consultation. He’ll evaluate your mouth and explain treatment options, which may include Six Month Smiles, ClearCorrect, Invisalign, or traditional orthodontics. In some cases, veneers are the best option for instant results.