Six Month Smiles® Cosmetic Braces
We are delighted to now be able to offer the Six month smiles cosmetic braces system to our patients. Dr. Barta is a certified provider of this revolutionary system. This is a cosmetically focused braces system for adults. It is a great alternative to crowns and veneers as you do not have to prepare the teeth by drilling them as you do for crowns and veneers.
The brackets are clear and the wires are tooth coloured so you don’t have to put up with that “metal mouth” look.
Frequently Asked Questions about Six Month Smiles
WHAT IS SIX MONTH SMILES?
6 Month Smiles™ braces are clear
Wires are usually tooth-coloured and very small
Treatment times usually fall within 4-9 months
Discomfort is minimal as teeth are gently repositioned
Cost is usually less than traditional braces
HOW CAN TEETH BE STRAIGHTENED IN ONLY SIX MONTHS?
The Six Month Smiles technique employs the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely. The key components of the treatment are the use of unique, clear braces and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.
SIX MONTHS SOUNDS GOOD, BUT WILL I STILL HAVE A MOUTH FULL OF METAL FOR THE WHOLE TIME?
No! Six Month Smiles uses clear braces that are barely visible to gently straighten your teeth.
HOW ARE SIX MONTH SMILES BRACES MORE COMFORTABLE THAN REGULAR BRACES?
Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth more comfortably. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true. Six Month Smiles utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite.
DO SIX MONTH SMILES BRACES DAMAGE THE TEETH, ROOTS, OR GUMS?
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used with Six Month Smiles braces are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually even fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles.
WILL I HAVE TO WEAR A RETAINER?
Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
WHAT’S THE CATCH?
There is no catch. If you are an adult (18 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this could be the solution for you! Most adults ARE candidates for Six Month Smiles.
I HATE THE DENTIST. HOW OFTEN WILL I HAVE TO ATTEND?
Once a month on average, and don’t worry there is no needles and usually no drilling. It is one of the easiest dental treatments to have!
What makes 6 Month Smiles so innovative?
• Average treatment times of only six months
• Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
• Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
• Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
• Low forces and short overall treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
• Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers