Friddle Dentistry is proud to serve patients in and around Fort Smith. We offer advanced general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments focused on beautiful smiles and optimal dental health. This includes orthodontic care, which can make a major difference in your life.
While traditional orthodontics has proven effective for many years, many patients have been excited by the potential of Six Month Smiles®. Let’s look at this treatment option in more detail.
What Is Six Month Smiles®?
Six Month Smiles® is a new option for straightening and enhancing smiles, and a new type of orthodontic treatment that tries to be as clear and discreet as possible. Six Month Smiles® are orthodontic braces that use clear and tooth-colored brackets and wires. This helps these elements blend in with your teeth, making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
The treatment is carried out much like traditional orthodontics, with patients achieving beautiful smiles in about six months.
The Benefits of Six Month Smiles®
The biggest benefit of Six Month Smiles® is how discreet the brackets and wires are when they are in place. Patients who undergo Six Month Smiles® are typically not as self-conscious about smiling, speaking, and laughing as people who get traditional metal braces.
In addition, Six Month Smiles® acts rather quickly, with optimal results achieved in roughly half a year. This is thanks to the advanced technology used when positioning the brackets and wires and applying pressure to the teeth to promote better positioning and placement.
General Candidates for Six Month Smiles®
Good candidates for Six Month Smiles® are people who have issues with crooked teeth and poor dental alignment. These problems with spacing and crowding should pose problem to dental health and general wellness rather than merely affecting aesthetics. It’s important that Six Month Smiles® candidates have realistic expectations about the treatment process, which including knowing the risks and benefits involved.
Excellent for Teens and Adults
Given the way the brackets and wires blend in with the teeth, Six Month Smiles® is a great option to consider for teens as well as adults. Teenagers will feel less self-conscious when they’re out with friends, and older patients undergoing adult orthodontic care will similarly feel less of a sense of scrutiny while they are in professional and social situations.
The Nature of the Malocclusion Will Determine Ideal Treatment
During the consultation process, we can assess your situation and determine if Six Month Smiles® is the right option for your needs. In some cases, your level of malocclusion may be much more severe, requiring a different approach to orthodontic care. This is why we always take time to tailor a treatment to the needs of the patient.
Discussing Your Orthodontic Options with Our Team
The best way to find out about Six Month Smiles® and if you’re an ideal candidate is to visit our practice for a consultation. You’ll be able to ask questions and get all the information you need to make confident choices in your dental treatment options.
Contact Friddle Dentistry
To learn more about Six Month Smiles® and how it can help you have a straight and beautiful smile, be sure to contact our advanced dental care centers today. The team at Friddle Dentistry will work with you to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile.