By focusing on the teeth that show when you smile and not making significant changes to your bite, we can safely straighten teeth in an average treatment time of six months. Another key component of the Six Month Smiles system is the use of special nickel titanium wires.
No! Six Month Smiles uses white (tooth-colored) or clear braces that are barely noticeable. People will hardly notice that you are wearing braces during treatment, but they will notice your straight, more attractive smile afterwards!
Six Month Smiles is a low-force teeth repositioning method. Many people mistake the accelerated treatment time to mean that we simply tighten 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 teeth rather than bite position.
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. Since the forces used during Six Month Smiles treatment are lighter and teeth are seldom extracted, there are actually fewer risks involved with Six Month Smiles.
Yes, as with any teeth straightening treatment, a retainer is necessary to maintain (or “retain”) the new, straighter position of teeth. If you prefer not to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. Ask us about your options.