Six Month Smiles: A Cosmetic Solution to Braces

Smiling Patient Alexandria, VA

There are countless adults who want and need straighter teeth. Balanced and well-aligned teeth are not only more attractive, but they foster better oral health too. Unfortunately, few adults are willing to be stuck in traditional metal braces in order to achieve a straighter smile. Modern orthodontics, however, offers a preferred alternative to metal braces. In fact, it can solve nearly all the setbacks of spending months or years in metal brackets and wires as an adult.

Six Month Smiles takes a modern and cosmetic approach to traditional orthodontic treatment. This type of braces involves Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and Chameleon™ tooth-colored wires that are barely visible to others. Don’t worry; the effectiveness of Six Month Smiles is not compromised by its aesthetic benefits. It still relies on the tried and true technology of braces to move your teeth into ideal position. The best part? The average treatment time is just 6 months!

To help you decide if Six Month Smiles is right for you, here are some FAQs:

Are Six Month Smiles braces comfortable?

Yes! While your orthodontic treatment is accelerated, it doesn’t mean your teeth will be moved more forcefully. Instead, Six Month Smiles braces is designed to address the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite. Therefore, back teeth are typically left alone and only low force is needed to move the front teeth. There’s no extra “tightening” involved in Six Month Smiles treatment!

Do Six Month Smiles braces damage teeth or gums?

Six Month Smiles does not carry any additional risks beyond traditional braces. In fact, there are typically fewer risks involved since the generated force of the Six Month Smiles braces is lighter and there is rarely a need to remove existing teeth to prepare for treatment.

Am I a candidate for Six Month Smiles?

Most adults do qualify for Six Month Smiles, especially if they have crooked or widely spaced teeth and are not concerned about changing their bite position. The best way to determine your candidacy is to call our Six Month Smiles provider at Green Dental of Alexandria. We proudly offer modern orthodontics for adults who want straighter teeth without sacrificing self-confidence, comfort and time.  

Call Green Dental of Alexandria today to schedule your Six Month Smiles consult!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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Jennifer B.

I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!

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Caryl Mussenden

Once again, even the cleaning was uneventful. Love being able to look outside while I'm in the chair. Dr. Park has the most gentle & tiny hands ! Love this place and the staff.