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Six month smiles

Are you one of the millions of adults who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile?

Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective procedures could be invasive or too expensive. Now there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought- Six Month Smiles utilizes nearly invisible clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of six months

Take the first step towards improving your smile, your confidence and your life ... Call us today for a free consultation


Most Frequently Asked Questions About 6 Month Braces

Q. How can my teeth be corrected in 6 months possible?
A. The Six Month Smiles technique uses time-tested orthodontic principles and the latest technology and techniques in dentistry to move teeth quickly and safely. The key components for this treatment are the use of unique nickel titanium wires and a primary focus of moving the teeth that show when you smile.

Q. What does the treatment involve?
A. During your first visit, you will be fully assessed and we will take some photographs, X-ray and examine your smile. We will give you an indication as to whether the 6 Month Smiles treatment is suitable for you and likely treatment time and costs involved.

After the first fitting, you will visit our office every 4 weeks for 30 minutes appointments for regular adjustments of your braces until the end of your treatment.

Q. How is it possible for teeth to be straightened in six months if traditional braces take 2 years?
A. Six Month Smile utilises the latest technology and techniques in orthodontic dentistry to move your teeth in a manner that is both quick and safe. The treatment focusses on moving teeth that show when you smile rather than all your teeth.

Q. Is treatment painful?
A. Like any orthodontic treatment, there will be some discomfort when you start the treatment, but you will accustomed to it very quickly. What set Six Month Smiles braces apart is that they use low, continuos force to move teeth more comfortably. It may be advisable to take some mild painkillers such as ibuprofen during the first few days of treatment.

Q. How are Six Month Smiles more comfortable than regular braces?
A. Six Month Smiles uses a low but continuous force to move teeth comfortably into the desired position. Many people think that the accelerated treatment means simply 'tightening' regular braces to get teeth moving faster but this 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.

Q. Will I have to wear retainer after treatment with Six Month Smiles braces?
A. All orthodontic treatment requires retention afterwards to reduce the risk of relapse. Your teeth have a tendency to move back to their original position and retention will prevent this. You will be fitted with a bonded retainer on the back surfaces of your teeth.

Q. I am considering Aligner trays (such as Invisalign) to straighten my teeth- Should I also consider Six Month Smiles?
A. The Six Month Smiles technique can handle even the most challenging Aligner cases with ease and in a shorter period of time. This is because certain tooth movements are sometimes difficult to achieve and even unpredictable with Aligner trays which can lead to prolonged treatment time. However, using brackets and wire can quickly and effectively move teeth into their ideal position creating a faster and, in many instances, better results.

Q. Which is better for creating a beautiful smile: Six Month Smiles or porcelain veneers?
A. This depends on your specific situation. In most instances, crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can be corrected with Six Month Smiles without the need of removing tooth structure which is done when preparing teeth for porcelain veneers. However, if your teeth are badly stained, shaped, chipped, or worn, then you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers.

Q. Do Six Month Smiles braces damage the teeth, roots or gums?
A. There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. Depending on the complexity of your case, treatment fees will range from $3500-$4200. Six Month Smiles is often half the price of porcelain veneers, 2/3 the fee of comprehensive orthodontic and less than the fee of Clear Aligner. One set of upper and lower retainer, and teeth whitening are also included in the total treatment.

Q. How do I get started and what is the process?
A. You can start by give us a call at 519-885-0650 or email us at info@applewooddentistry.com to set up a free, no obligation consultation. At this appointment, we will discuss your main concern about your smile and show you how Six Month Smiles can be great option for you because we believe everyone should be able to smile with confidence!